Marketplace Roundup: Aurubis To Sign Agreement With PFC Ludogorets Razgrad
German company Aurubis (formerly Norddeutsche Affinerie AG) is poised to sign a cooperation agreement with Bulgarian side PFC Ludogorets Razgrad "to provide a boost to the club's youth academy." In March "the company will sponsor trials with those selected joining the club's academy" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 2/25). ... Warrior "has signed a deal to become the kit supplier" to Dutch Eredivisie side N.E.C Nijmegen. The agreement, which is set to start on July 1, "will see the Michigan-headquartered brand design and supply the side’s home, away and training kits" (SOCCEREX, 2/24). ... Herbalife announced that it would keep Korean Basketball League team Seoul Samsung Thunders well-fueled for the '13-14 season as their official nutrition sponsor (Herbalife). ... The Australian Football League on Tuesday announced it has entered an exclusive partnership with Australia’s largest hotel group, Accor, as the official hotel partner of the AFL. Under the terms of the two-year partnership, the AFL, its clubs and subsidiaries will stay at Accor hotels across Australia and New Zealand (AFL).