Dublin Devils to team up with Irish Life

by Gazette Reporter

Dublin Devils F.C. has teamed up with Irish Life and Canada Life who now become the club’s new primary sponsors.

Since forming in 2005 as Ireland’s first LGBT+ football club, the Dublin Devils have grown to become an integral part of Dublin’s LGBT+ community.

While one of the club’s main aims is to provide a space for the community to enjoy sport, the Dublin Devils have always maintained an inclusive policy, and welcome anyone who loves football.

 The club has a number of 11-a-side and 6-a-side teams, catering for both competitive and social players, and has enjoyed notable success in recent years – its 11-a-side team finished 4th at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris, while last year one of its social 6-a-side teams brought home Bronze medals from the EuroGames in Rome.

The partnership will see the Irish Life logo feature on the Dublin Devils’ domestic playing kits, with the Canada Life logo used for any international tournaments the team takes part in, such as the 2021 EuroGames in Copenhagen.

Speaking about the partnership, John McAree, Chairperson of the Dublin Devils, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Irish Life and Canada Life, brands which are synonymous with health and wellness. That coupled with their strong commitment to inclusiveness makes them the ideal partners for us. Above all, our club promotes playing sport, not just to improve physical fitness, but also to ensure the community can experience the mental health benefits which can come from being part of a club, and making life-long friends. The partnership will allow us to continue to pursue our goal of making Ireland’s football community a truly inclusive one.”

 Anyone who would be interested in getting involved in the Devils, either as a player, supporter or otherwise, is encouraged to reach out to the club, who would be delighted to hear from you.

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