The Innviertler software company was founded in 2004 as a sister company of Infotech EDV-Systems and is firmly anchored in the region. As an IPTV provider, ocilion supplies network operators in the entire German-speaking area - including well-known Upper Austrian providers such as Infotech, Energie AG, LIWEST - as well as hotels, hospitals, and stadiums with an innovative television product. The owner-managed company has now decided to get involved with the American football club UAFC Monobunt Gladiators Ried from the 2021 season and to sponsor the team for several years.
Raffael Gruber, founder and head coach of the Gladiators Ried: "We are very pleased that with ocilion we were able to inspire an innovative sponsor from Ried for American football and above all for our team. Such sponsors from the region ensure that we can pursue the sport and our passion. Now we can hardly wait to start the new football season together with ocilion!”
Hans Kühberger, Managing Director of ocilion: “The Gladiators are a young and up-and-coming club in the region. We decided to support the association to become better known in the region and to position ourselves as an attractive employer. Due to our business growth, we are always looking for new talents - mainly in the areas of development, network technology, and system administration. With a booming sport, a young audience, and a friendly and successful club, we are reaching exactly the right target group. Like our television product, football thrives on emotions and connects people. So we're excited to be partnering with the Gladiators going into the season.”
The first game of the season of the UAFC Monobunt Gladiators Ried will take place on August 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the athletics stadium of the city of Ried (Colloseum Noricum).
About the UAFC Monobunt Gladiators Ried
The UAFC Monobunt Gladiators Ried were founded in October 2014 as the first Innviertler American Football team. In April 2019, the Gladiators entered Division IV of the Austrian Football League (AFL) and went straight into the playoffs. Victory at the Upper Austria Cup followed in the same year. After the Corona-related break, their second season starts in August - now in Conference B of Division III.