Celtic announce shirt sponsor change for 3 UEFA Champions League matches

By John McGinley

September 13, 2022

Celtic will be promoting the work of Celtic FC Foundation with a change in shirt sponsor for all three away matches in the UEFA Champions League this season.

That begins with tomorrow’s trip to Warsaw for the test against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk and will continue for upcoming trips to RB Leipzig and Real Madrid.

Betting company Dafabet are Celtic’s week-to-week sponsors in all other competitions, however, the club have confirmed a change in keeping with agreements in previous seasons.

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Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton said: “Our sincere thanks to Dafabet for affording us this opportunity to promote the Celtic FC Foundation logo on the first-team shirts for our UEFA Champions League matches away from home.

“Their continued support throughout the year is magnificent, not only via the provision of such a wonderful platform to share our story but also through the donation of magnificent prizes to assist our fundraising efforts.”

It’s fantastic that the Foundation will get pride of place on the front of the shirt, given the work it does to help so many people in the local and wider community.

Relevant to this week’s match, following approval by the European Club Association’s Ukraine Relief Committee, Celtic was recently chosen to be passed to the UEFA Foundation for Children for final validation and receive assistance for a Foundation project which will assist displaced children and families as a result of the ongoing Ukrainian humanitarian crisis.

Celtic are one of 15 member clubs, including Shakhtar Donetsk, who received support from the aid programme.

The club and Celtic FC Foundation have been actively working with refugees from all walks of life in Scotland for many years, including recently supporting the Scottish Refugee Council with a £10k donation from the Football For Good Fund.

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