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    Petrofac Training Cup 

    Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:58:49 PM




     Alloa Athletic will be playing in the Petrofac Training Cup next season after Petrofac Training Services was today named as the new title sponsor of the SPFL’s challenge cup tournament.

    The Scottish Professional Football League today announce that they have reached agreement with Petrofac Training Services, a leading offshore oil and gas training provider, to become the new title sponsor of its challenge cup competition.


    Newly branded as the Petrofac Training Cup, it will feature clubs from the Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League 2 as well Brora Rangers from the Highland League and Spartans from the Lowland League as champions of their respective divisions.


    Petrofac Training Services will benefit from extensive rights which will allow it to create exciting opportunities to further increase its brand awareness to thousands of fans during a bright new era for Scottish football.


    Petrofac Training Services is based in Aberdeen, with a global reach to Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Part of Petrofac, the international oilfield services provider, it is a market leader in providing safety, survival and emergency response training courses for those wanting to join the fast-growing offshore industry, as well as offering an unrivalled range of courses for experienced oil and gas personnel.


    Its training centres in Aberdeen and Montrose have been delivering essential offshore skills for more than 30 years – including the Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course, which is mandatory for anyone wishing to work offshore. This course covers a variety of fundamental skills for working offshore in oil and gas, including helicopter safety and escape, emergency first aid, sea survival, firefighting and lifeboat training.


    Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive welcomed Petrofac Training Services as the governing body’s first “new” sponsor since the league’s creation last year. He said:


    “We are delighted to announce Petrofac Training Services as the title sponsor of the challenge cup competition. They are a new investor in the sport and come to Scottish football at an exciting time.


    “We are looking forward to working with Petrofac Training Services to promote the Petrofac Training Cup – a competition that promises to deliver drama and excitement in the coming season.”


    Laurence Milne, Head of Business Development at Petrofac Training Services highlighted a clear synergy with football. He added:


    Petrofac Training Services is very proud to be making this announcement with the SPFL today. We see a clear link between us in our shared commitment to excellence – if you want to be the best, whether on the field or offshore, you have to train with the best. 


    “We are thrilled to be putting our name to the Petrofac Training Cup in 2014, when it looks set to be the most exciting competition for years. We already train delegates from all over Scotland and we’re looking forward to working with clubs, supporters, the media and wider stakeholders to promote the Cup, while highlighting the role that training can play in opening doors to an exciting career in the offshore oil and gas industry.


    “We’ll be playing our part to make this a season to remember in the Petrofac Training Cup.”


    The draw for the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup will take place on Wednesday 2nd July at Easter Road Stadium. The draw at this stage is regionalised with ties scheduled for Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th July.


    Rangers’ tie will be postponed as a result of Glasgow 2014 and will be re-scheduled for an alternative date to be confirmed by the SPFL.


    Issued by Progress Sponsorship & Communications for Petrofac Training Services on 1st July 2014.




    Lawrence Broadie, Progress Sponsorship & Communication, lawrence@progress-sc.com / 07966 216 270

    Nathaniel Mumford, Petrofac, nathaniel.mumford@petrofac.com / 01224 858772



    Petrofac Training Cup


    ·        The Scottish Football League Challenge Cup started in 1990, and has run every season since then, with the exception of 1998-99

    ·        Falkirk are the tournament’s most successful club, having won it four times

    ·        23 different clubs have appeared in the final with 14 different winners

    ·        Raith Rovers won the 2013-2014 edition of the tournament for the first time beating Rangers (also making their first final appearance) 1-0 after extra time in front of the tournament’s biggest ever final attendance, 19,983

    ·        This will be the first season that Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian have ever taken part in the tournament

    ·        Highland League team Brora Rangers and Lowland League side Spartans will join the first round of the draw


    Petrofac Training Services


    ·        Petrofac Training Services is part of the Petrofac Group (FTSE 100: SYMBOL:PFC.L)

    ·        Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil and gas companies. Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC). 

    ·        Petrofac designs and builds oil and gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects. Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil and gas assets.

    ·        With more than 18,000 employees, Petrofac operates out of seven strategically located operational centres, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur and has a further 24 offices worldwide.

    ·        For additional information, please refer to the Petrofac website at www.petrofac.com.


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