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The agreement will see CAE develop and integrate new technology infrastructure and systems at the Club’s 125 year old home, Craven Cottage.
Infrastructure technology solutions provider CAE Technology Services has signed a new agreement with Premier League Fulham Football Club to be an Official Partner until the end of the 2022-2023 campaign.
For the next three seasons, CAE will provide Fulham Football Club with targeted and bespoke investments in the design and deployment of Wi-Fi networks and IT infrastructure capabilities in the Fulham Pier, currently being built as renovations continue on Craven Cottage. This means that the club, which was established in 1879, will be ready to meet the needs of the 5G super connected football fan and also be able to further embrace the commercial digital media opportunities of the world’s most popular football league.
As well as a comprehensive upgrade program, CAE will also focus on driving efficiency in the Club’s foundation IT systems making the club more agile when dealing with future IT developments.
As part of the partnership, CAE will receive brand exposure, access to Fulham FC’s Business Club as well as the opportunity for staff and clients to watch games live at Craven Cottage. In addition, as the works around the club’s facilities develop, CAE will benefit with a technology showcase around the opening of the new Riverside Stand and Fulham Pier.
Justin Harling, Chief Executive Officer of CAE said:
“Our organisations share a passion for results, for making a positive global impact and for developing talent that promises a long and successful future. Fulham have demonstrated dedication on and off the pitch, which can inspire the club to greater heights and give the fans a remarkable experience of top-class football. We are excited to support Fulham in cementing their place in the top tier of football and helping create a future that will bring success for the club and everyone connected with them.”
Jon Don-Carolis Sales Director at Fulham FC added:
“We are delighted to bring CAE Technology Services on board as Official Partner of both the Club and Fulham Pier development. Through shared values of innovation and sustainability we look forward to working in collaboration with CAE to drive our technology vision and to deliver a world class customer experience 365 days per year.”
Notes to Media:
About Fulham Football Club
Fulham Football Club was formed in 1879 as a local boys’ church side, Fulham St Andrew’s. The oldest of London’s first-class clubs, Fulham FC has a long and colourful history, spanning over 140 years, and is rightly positioned as London’s Original Football Club with its home, Craven Cottage, having hosted matches since 1896.
Promotion to the Premier League was first achieved in 2001 and the team remained in England’s top division until 2013. The Club reached the final of the inaugural Europa League in 2010, losing to Atletico Madrid 2-1 in extra-time.
Fulham FC Chairman Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League, purchased the Club in 2013. The Club was promoted to the Premier League this summer (2020) by winning the Championship Play-Off Final against Brentford at Wembley Stadium. Under the guidance of Head Coach Scott Parker, the team is participating in the Premier League in 2020-21.
About CAE Technology Services:
Founded in 1992, CAE is a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider with a purpose of transforming people’s experiences, attitudes and lives through technology. By having a unique approach, based on understanding and promoting a combination of proven technology and dedicated people, every opportunity is explored to bring the most suitable and innovative technological solutions.
Bringing together solutions encompassing Network, Datacentre, Workforce and Security, CAE is able to work with both private and public sector organisations across the globe so that organisations can be connected, have better opportunities and deliver better outcomes.