01 Aug 2023
© NIFL Ian Forrester (NI Football League) pictured with Liam Duffy (Classic Mineral Water) at the announcement of the new three partnership.

The NI Football League (NIFL) is proud to announce Classic Mineral Water as the new exclusive water partner for the next three years.

In a first for NIFL, the partnership will see Classic Mineral Water supply water to all 48 member clubs across the Premiership, Women’s Premiership, Championship and Premier Intermediate League until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Founded in 1948, Classic Mineral Water is Ireland’s oldest water bottling company and has developed a wide portfolio of quality products.

It remains one of the few bottling companies that can produce a full suite of products to its customers which include still & sparkling water, flavoured waters, mixers, isotonics and glucose drinks and is currently listed as a preferred supplier to all the key retailers in Ireland.

Ian Forrester, NIFL’s Chief Commercial Officer said, “We’re delighted that Classic Mineral Water is now our newest addition to our strong team of commercial partners for the new season.

“We’re committed to bring value to all our member clubs and therefore bringing a high-quality product and brand into our football family will be of massive financial and practical benefit to all parties.”

Liam Duffy, Classic Mineral Water said, “We are proud to partner with the NI Football League for the next three years, I’ve been involved and followed the journey of the league in recent years and the league is a superb platform to showcase our brand.”

“Similar to ourselves within Classic Mineral Water, NIFL are on a growth journey, and we feel that there is a strong synergy with our respective ambitions to take our products to the next level and we can’t wait to get started!”

NI Football League clubs currently on average will use over 110,000 bottles of water as they hydrate their players during training and matchdays.

Ahead of the new NI Football League season which kicks off this Friday evening (4 August) Classic Mineral Water joins the winning team of the league’s official commercial partners, alongside Sports Direct, uhlsport and Used Cars NI.