Southern United today announced McDonalds Dunedin as their Gold Partner for the next two seasons. Justin and Eterei Stonelake, who own and operate Dunedin’s three McDonalds restaurants, are excited to extend McDonalds’ community involvement in Football with particular emphasis on supporting the local game and promoting the Ronald McDonald House Charity. “We love this region and wanted to extend McDonalds’ national support of Football to a local level. We’re thrilled to be involved in Southern United and can’t wait for the season to get underway”.
Football South and Southern United CEO Chris Wright is similarly pleased about the development “Justin and Eterei are amazing people who shared our vision of Football in the region. Through our partnership with McDonalds we can conduct more community development, create a better awareness of events across all the Southern United teams, and ultimately get more people playing and loving the game”
Southern United also announced Nike as their new apparel provider through Kitman. Senior team player Harley Rodeka was attending a photoshoot in Auckland sporting the new Southern United kit as part of New Zealand Football’s launch of the Stirling Sports Premiership.
“Kitman have been incredible to work with and the quality of the gear is top-notch, for the first time we’ll have all four National League teams under one banner and wearing identical playing strip” said Chris
Since Football South took on the franchise, it’s Women’s and Futsal National league teams have been rebranded under the banner of Southern United and join the existing Senior Men and Youth teams. All teams kick off in October.