Lajong FC is the biggest Club in the North East and has already created history by becoming the first team to make it to the I-League 2009-2010 from this region. They finished second among the six teams that took part in the final qualifying round of the second division of I-League held at Gurgaon in April, 2009.
Speaking on the occasion, Larsing M Sawyan said, “We are proud to tie-up with McDowell’s No 1, the largest FMCG brand in India. The association will help catapult the Club in the big league. There is abundant football talent in the North East. Our dream is to identify budding footballers & leave an indelible mark on the Indian and international Football map.”
Kaushik Chatterjee, Chief Operating Officer ( East), United Spirits Limited, said, “McDowell’s has a long standing association with Football, as the principal sponsor of the McDowell Mohun Bagan club. Our partnership with Lajong FC is yet another step forward towards expanding the brand’s association with football.
"Lajong FC has emerged as a team of national stature and is one of the most professionally managed private clubs. With their focused & disciplined approach they would definitely create history in the forthcoming I-league season; we are proud to be associated with them & wish them all the very best for the competition.”
McDowell’s No 1 is a legendary brand from United Spirits that was recently rated as the largest FMCG brand in India with a retail value of Rs 8300 crores by PASH, an independent research company from the UK. The brand sold over 27 million cases in 2008-09 across its whiskey, rum and brandy franchise.
McDowell’s No 1 has been the pioneer of what are industry norms today – the super caps, flexi packs and the like. Associations with the best and the biggest in the country – be it movies, music, communication, design, innovation, expanding consumer base in the prestige segment, rapid growth in McDowell’s No 1 consumer base, close monitoring of patrons and new consumers to ensure enriched and enhanced brand experience, exclusive key focus brand within the United Spirits’ portfolio.