The Scottish FA has announced SPAR as a new sponsor of the Scotland Women’s National Team.

The deal is particularly significant for the convenience store group as the national team is set for their inaugural appearance at a FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Having qualified for this summer’s tournament in France in dramatic fashion last September, the deal – which will run until the summer of 2020 – will support the team as they look to build on the wave of momentum that has been generated over the past three years.

Team Manager Shelley Kerr welcomed the news at the official launch of the partnership at Hampden Park

“I’m delighted to welcome SPAR on board as a sponsor of the Scotland Women’s National Team,” she said.

“We’re building towards the biggest tournament in our history this summer, something for which the players and our fans alike cannot wait.

“To have the support of a company such as SPAR means so much to us – it helps us to prepare for France this summer and is a huge boost to all involved with the squad.”

Colin McLean, chief executive of SPAR Scotland, added: “It is fantastic to be able to support the Scotland Women’s National Team. We are committed to encouraging them to get to the final and support them on their journey in this historic year.”