Southern United today announced McDonalds Dunedin as their Gold
Partner for the next two seasons. Justin and Eterei Stonelake, who
own and operate Dunedin's three McDonalds restaurants, are excited
to extend McDonalds' community involvement in Football with
particular emphasis on supporting the local game and promoting the
Ronald McDonald House Charity. "We love this region and wanted to
extend McDonalds' national support of Football to a local level.
We're thrilled to be involved in Southern United and can't wait for
the season to get underway".
Football South and Southern United CEO Chris Wright is similarly
pleased about the development "Justin and Eterei are amazing people
who shared our vision of Football in the region. Through our
partnership with McDonalds we can conduct more community
development, create a better awareness of events across all the
Southern United teams, and ultimately get more people playing and
loving the game"
Southern United also announced Nike as their new apparel
provider through Kitman. Senior team player Harley Rodeka was
attending a photoshoot in Auckland sporting the new Southern United
kit as part of New Zealand Football's launch of the Stirling Sports
"Kitman have been incredible to work with and the quality of the
gear is top-notch, for the first time we'll have all four National
League teams under one banner and wearing identical playing strip"
Since Football South took on the franchise, it's Women's and
Futsal National league teams have been rebranded under the banner
of Southern United and join the existing Senior Men and Youth
teams. All teams kick off in October.