Water boost for Thistle!

Partick Thistle New Away Strip and sponsor launchFriday 15th Junel 2012Greaves Sauchiehall StreetClub captain Alan Archibald and Kris Doolan launch the new Thistle away strip at Greaves today. New strip sponsors Macb also announced.Photo by Tommy Taylor
Partick Thistle New Away Strip and sponsor launchFriday 15th Junel 2012Greaves Sauchiehall StreetClub captain Alan Archibald and Kris Doolan launch the new Thistle away strip at Greaves today. New strip sponsors Macb also announced.Photo by Tommy Taylor

PARTICK Thistle confirmed its biggest signing of the year – and the season hasn’t even kicked off yet.

Flavoured water makers macb have been unveiled as the team’s official shirt sponsors for the new campaign.

Alan Archibald and Kris Doolan were on hand to reveal the sponsors – as well as the team’s new away strip.

The Puma kit is now on sale at branches of Greaves Sports, which also stock the home strip – which is not changing this season.

Club chairman David Beattie said: “We are absolutely delighted to have macb back on board with us this season. We built up a great relationship with them last year and it speaks volumes that they’ve returned – bigger and stronger – and are continuing to support Partick Thistle.

Macb are the perfect sponsor because, like us, they are family friendly and now they’re part of the Thistle team again we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Ronnie Hayton from macb said: “We’re delighted to show just how committed we are to the club and its fans.

“Firhill is a special place.”

The sponsorship boost helps the club puts plans in place for pre-season and the big kick-off.

Manager Jackie McNamara said: “We’ve already signed three new players and have been able to offer new deals to some our boys who were out of contract.

“It’s good to get your business done early, but we’re always looking to strengthen the team and the macb sponsorship money will go a long way to helping us do that.”

He added: “We’re all desperate to get back on the park and get the new season started and seeing the strip just adds to that – the boys can’t wait to pull it on and get back in action.”

The new away strip is also available at Firhill (matchdays only) and online at www.partickthistledirect.com. It is priced at £40 for adults (£45 for long sleeve) and £30 for kids (short sleeve only).

Meanwhile, Falkirk will be Thistle’s first opponents of the First Division season at Firhill on Saturday, August 11.

The following week they make the trip to East End Park to face Dunfermline.

Before that, on July 28, Partick have a Ramsdens Cup clash away to Clyde – which will be played at Alloa’s Recreation Park as work is taking place at Broadwood Stadium.