Sponsorship Announcement –

The Australian Rules Football League of Ireland (ARFLI) are proud to announce Alfa as the official team sponsor of the 2017 National Women’s Team, the Irish Banshees. The Irish Banshees will be competing at the upcoming 2017 AFL International Cup in Melbourne in August and the Euro Cup 2017 in Bordeaux in October.

The Irish Banshees first entered International Competition in 2010 and in the intervening period have only lost three competitive matches. The Irish Banshees have been the leading lights in International women’s football; winning the inaugural women’s edition of the International Cup in 2011 and were beaten finalists in 2014. On the European stage, the Irish Banshees hold a record five Euro Cup titles. Success is not limited to the team with many individual awards being garnered along the way. One such example was the selection of team stalwart, Laura Corrigan Duryea, as the first non-Australian player to play professionally in the inaugural 2017 AFL Women’s league for Melbourne Football Club.

The Irish Banshees Team Manager, Pat Leavy, reflecting on the new partnership stated “we would like to thank Alfa for their fantastic support as the official team sponsor. The Irish Banshees have a reputation for working hard, playing fair and for their determination to be the best. We’re excited to partner with Alfa, a market leading company, which shares those key qualities. This partnership is a real positive for women’s sport and their support means that the players will have the opportunity to perform to the best of their abilities on the world stage.”

Steve Taplin, Alfa’s Global Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted and proud to sponsor the formidable force that is the Banshees in 2017. We wish them every success in the International and Euro Cups.”

To stay up to date on the team’s journey to the 2017 International Cup competition, please visit the ARFLI website, or check out the Irish Banshees Facebook and Twitter accounts for match updates, interviews with the players, player profiles and much more over the next few months. We will soon be launcing the exciting new “home” and “away” Irish Banshees Guernseys (jerseys) in association with Alfa.

For further details on our new Official Sponsor Alfa, please visit their website alfasystems.com

About Alfa

Alfa is one of the leading providers of software systems and services to the asset, automotive and consumer finance industries with nearly three decades of asset finance experience.

Alfa Systems, its class-leading technology platform, is at the operational heart of blue-chip clients worldwide. Live in 18 countries, Alfa Systems is 100% Java- and web-based, and provides full end-to-end support, including wholesale, point-of-sale, middle-office and back-office functionality.  Alfa also provides a cloud hosting service, comprising public and private cloud offerings in addition to on-premise solutions.  Alfa currently operates 10 offices worldwide, including offices in Sydney and Auckland where they work with market leaders such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Toyota Financial Services.  Find out more at alfasystems.com.