League 1 side, Southampton, have announced that local business aap3 will become the clubs Main Club Sponsor.
The deal which will run from the 2011-12 up until June 2014, will see appear on the front of both the home and away first team shirt, the deal will also see the aap3 logo and branding take pride of place at St Mary's Stadium, as well as on the Club's official website, match programme with a host of other benefits included within the sponsorship.
aap3 have been keen supporter of the Saints Foundation for the last 18 months, investing its charitable funds, having their employees volunteer with several of the Foundation programmes, and using intellectual software development resources to develop the Foundation's website.
Executive Chairman of Southampton, Nicola Cortese said: “I have been extremely impressed by the level of interest we received from national and international brands who were all keen to sponsor the club. Such interest just goes to show that the Club is heading in the right direction and is beginning to be recognised as an attractive business to invest in.”
Rod Jackson, President and CEO of aap3 added: "Southampton Football Club is ambitious, well run and socially aware of its responsibilities as a football club and a corner stone of the community. aap3 is also ambitious, I believe well run, with a team of professional players and definitely socially aware of its responsibilities."