iomart Hosting announces the first winners of its Host Your Kit competition
Three UK girls’ football teams have won themselves brand new sponsored kits thanks to web hosting company iomart Hosting.
The UK cloud computing and managed hosting provider launched a new marketing campaign called Host Your Kit in March using sport to promote web hosting to the wider public. The campaign was launched by Scottish women’s international footballer Emma Fernon of Glasgow City Ladies FC.
Three girls’ teams were among the first 10 winning teams announced today (Friday 27 April): Jeanfield Swift Girls from Perth in Scotland; Port Glasgow Juniors BC U13s girls from Glasgow and Scotton Scorchers U15s from North Yorkshire.
Emma Fernon said: “I was delighted to see so many entries from girls’ teams. The winners are all a credit to the women’s game and I wish them lots of success. I hope many more girls’ teams enter the next two rounds of Host Your Kit as there are still another 20 brand new kits to be won.”
Phil Worms, Marketing Director of iomart Hosting said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the success of Host Your Kit so far. Since we launched the campaign on Twitter, Facebook and online, we have been inundated with hundreds of email and video entries from football teams across England, Scotland and Wales. With events like Euro 2012 and the London Olympics this year we felt it was a great time to get involved with sport.”
In all 30 youth football teams in England, Scotland and Wales will benefit from the Host Your Kit campaign for which iomart Hosting has partnered with sports retailer Greaves Sports. The winners all receive an iomart Hosting sponsored adidas football kit.
Sandy Greaves, Managing Director of Greaves Sports, said: “We’re delighted to be a partner in this great social media marketing and sports campaign by iomart Hosting. Success online is vital for modern retailers like Greaves Sports so Host Your Kit has given us a great chance to promote our brand across the UK.”
iomart Hosting is part of AIM listed iomart Group plc which was recently voted Scottish PLC of the Year.