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Trust Payments renews Maltese grassroots sponsorship deals

the trust payments team poses with the zurrieq football club
the trust payments team poses with the floriana young stars hockey club

Trust Payments, the leader in fintech powering truly innovative customer commerce solutions, has today agreed to strengthen its ties with grassroots spots in Malta by renewing its shirt sponsorship deal with Zurrieq Football Club, competitors in the BOV Challenge League and Floriana Young Stars Hockey Club, a leading National League team.

Zurrieq were newly promoted to the Challenge League last season when Trust Payments originally agreed to sponsor the team’s kits. The team made it to the Top Six Promotion Pool at the first attempt and eventually finished sixth in the table at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Following the notable success, Trust Payments is delighted to extend its sponsorship once again for the 2023-24 season and will update the team’s shirts with its new logo for the men’s squad. Branding will also be prominent across the club’s training ground and clubhouse and the sponsorship will include player of the month awards presented on social media.

Established in 1973, Floriana Young Stars is one of the most successful teams in Maltese hockey history, winning ten league titles and 27 cup competitions, including the European Challenge IV competition in 2017. Floriana Young Stars won the 2023 Knock Out Cup tournament and will compete in an international tournament next year against teams from Gibraltar, Lithuania, Hungary, Luxembourg, Sweden and Slovenia.

“Trust Payments continues to focus on local communities and we are proud to be present in the Zurrieq and Floriana regions. We are delighted to be renewing our sponsorship with these football and hockey clubs for what is sure to be another superb season. Merchants we work with are delighted to know that we are supporting grassroots sport in their area, and we are proud to have our new logo on the kits to help extend our visibility and brand sentiment for 2023-24. Hopefully, they go all the way to achieve great success this season!”

Zurrieq FC President, Dino Bonnici, said: “As the club’s President, I can only express my full gratitude for this announcement. Trust Payments have been a solid partner last year and will be there again for us this year which means a lot for Zurrieq FC. The club will do its full utmost to make sure this collaboration is as effective as it was last year, targeting better exposure, better positions and a stimulating and astonishing Zurrieq FC 2023-24 season.” 

Floriana Young Stars Hockey Club Secretary, Luke Borg Costanzi, said: “The entire club wishes to thank Trust Payments for its continued support to not only the team through this renewed sponsorship deal, but also for continually promoting sports in Malta. As one of Malta’s leading fintech companies, it is an honour for Floriana Young Stars to be associated with such a rapidly growing institution and feel that their focus towards success and meeting their goals aligns perfectly with that of the club.

“This renewed sponsorship deal will continue to support our clubs’ ambition to promote the sport of field hockey to the local community as well as continue to win trophies in both Malta and Europe and feel that we too can support Trust Payments in becoming the largest POS service provider on the island.”

The new sponsorship deals were signed and announced at the Trust Payments Autumn Showcase event, held in the luxurious Xara Lodge in Rabat on 25 October – a day which also marked 4 years of Trust Payments being present in Malta.

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