England’s professional referees secure new sponsor

The body managing England’s professional referees has secured a

new sponsor in an agreement it says will help improve the training

of officials for the Premier League.

Professional Games Match Officials will be sponsored for three

years from this season by Tune Group, the owner of previous sponsor

Air Asia.

PGMO did not announce the terms of the agreement but said it was

”a seven-figure deal.”

Malaysian-based Tune also has a stake in Formula One team Lotus,

the ASEAN Basketball League and Tune Hotels.

PGMO general manager Mike Riley says Tune’s involvement ”will

further help the development of refereeing in this country and

throughout the world.”