Macron have become the principle sponsor of sport education specialist Velocity Football, providing top-of-range kit to its students.
The partnership will see Macron Store Cardiff supply Velocity Football with training kit for staff and students within the full-time educational academy until the end of the 2021-22 season. And in a further boost Macron Store Cardiff is also supporting Velocity Football’s partners Oxford City FC. The National League South club’s newly constructed family stand will now be known as the ‘Macron Family Stand’.
Next year, Macron will celebrate 50 years of supplying sportswear to professional sports teams and their fanbases. The company is Italy’s premier technical sportswear brand and manufactures its clothing to provide the ultimate in quality, performance, and value for its clients and customers.
Velocity Football is a full-time education provider based in Marsh Lane, Marston, with its delivery partners Oxford City FC and Ignite Sport UK. It provides football and education programmes for male and female students aged between 16 to 18 and 19 to 23 who want to pursue a career in sport.
Justin Merritt, Velocity Football and Oxford City FC director, said: “This is an excellent partnership for both Velocity Football and Oxford City. To have partnered with such a high calibre international company is testament to what we are delivering in sports education, football and our community.
“We partner with companies who share the same values as us and this is a partnership built on a mutual respect and appreciation of education and work hard. The partnership means our students have top-of-the-range kit to wear during their studies.
“It has also helped the football club construct a fantastic new all-seater family stand which we are very proud of. It has been built as part of our on-going development of the stadium, our drive to attract more families to matches and our wider commitment to our community.”
Jamie Sylvester of Macron Store Cardiff said: “We are delighted to be headline sponsor of the Velocity programme.
“Macron shares many similar core values to Velocity Football. We believe in the value of hard work and constant improvement and understand that sport requires effort, sweat, and strong will. All of these characteristics have been there for us to see during our visits to Velocity Football.
“Like Macron, Velocity students work hard away from the field of play too so they can achieve their very best potential in all formats of life. We have worked with Velocity partners Oxford City FC for many years and have been impressed with what the education programme provides to young people wishing to explore a career in sport.
“Velocity marries football with sport business and academia. It is a fantastic concept, and we see the potential each programme has to create the next generation of coaches, analysts, players and more. We look forward to working with Velocity in the future.”
For more information about Macron Store Cardiff and their sportswear, visit: https://macronstorecardiff.co.uk/