Wythenshawe Football Club is delighted to announce Cardinal Global Logistics as the club’s new men’s and women’s first team shirt sponsor for the 2023-24 season.
Shane Goldrick, the Ammies’ men’s first team manager, will be leading the club into their first-ever campaign in the North West Counties Premier Division, while newly-appointed women’s first team manager James Mulvihill will be embarking on his team’s first season as a semi-professional women’s team, and Cardinal will be on both team’s home and away kits.
Funding from Cardinal’s sponsorship is essential if Goldrick and Mulvihill hope to be competitive next season. It will also go to making improvements on our ground and attracting new players.
The success means a lot to the community. Wythenshawe FC’s facilities act as more than just a football ground, they are also home to social events and outreach programmes. Minds Matter is one group that operates in the space encouraging open discussion about mental health.
The Ammies facilities have become a hub for the local community and businesses such as Cardinal are able to enhance the support that Wythenshawe FC are able to offer the area.
Craig Poole, UK Managing Director of Cardinal Global Logistics, said “Our decision to sponsor Wythenshawe FC is an easy one. I grew up in this area, I know the impact clubs such as this can have on young kids. It can’t be overstated.
“Seeing them win the North West Counties Football League First Division South title and North West Counties Champions Cup is proof of their determination and spirit. And that’s what we’re all about at Cardinal. We couldn’t be prouder to support them.”
Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester Sacha Lord recently joined Wythenshawe FC as chairman as the club continues to boost its support and profile.
Lord stated: “We’re delighted to have Cardinal on board as our sponsor for the new season.
“This is a great local company and we are excited by the prospect of them being a part of the next part of the journey at Wythenshawe.
“The club has so much potential - we have plans to grow attendance and improve the overall experience for fans and visitors, making this a thriving ground with a hugely diverse fanbase.
“I am sure this partnership with Cardinal will help us to realise our ambitious aims.”
The Cardinal announcement also aligns with the launch of our 2023-24 playing kits. The club will retain its iconic royal blue and white stripes on our home kit and will revert to playing in our historic red and black stripes for our away kit next season.
About Cardinal Global Logistics
Cardinal launched in 1998 with a £15,000 business loan. It has since blossomed into an international firm with over 40 offices, 6,000 clients and revenues exceeding £500 million. Cardinal headquarters can be found in Wythenshawe, where it shares a heritage with Wythenshawe FC.
Cardinal is the UK’s fastest-growing logistics services provider. It provides services for highly engineered supply chain solutions, consolidation, contract logistics, 3PL, internet fulfilment, global forwarding and a range of other bespoke solutions.
The company serves more than 6,000 clients with an integrated network serving over 500 ports and airports. Its clients work in various sectors including manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, industrial, technology, aerospace and chemicals.
Cardinal’s head office is located in Manchester, where the business operates from three sites all offering 3PL and fulfilment services. More recently, it has continued its rapid expansion programme outside of the UK, with offices based in South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, China/Hong Kong and, more recently, India.