7th March 2023
A sponsorship deal has been announced between LSH Auto, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide, and Mancunian Unity Women FC.
Founded in 2019, Mancunian Unity Women FC is a women’s and girls’ only football club that provides fee-free football for all ages, high quality coaching and equipment, a sense of belonging, and support in a non-judgmental, inclusive environment.
As one of the club’s main sponsors, the logos of LSH Auto and its local dealership, Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, will be proudly displayed on shirts across all teams.
Mancunian Unity Women FC Manager, Phil Burke said: “Women’s football teams usually begin as an add on to an already established male team. We aim to challenge and change that. Our ambition is to become the biggest and most successful women’s and girls’ only football club in Greater Manchester and beyond. We strive to provide the best possible pathways, opportunities and experiences for all our women and girls within football, as well as breaking down barriers that exist within women’s football.
“Our ambitions are massive both on and off the pitch, establishing a partnership with a company as huge as LSH Auto highlights how seriously we are taking reaching our goals. We are excited to welcome LSH Auto into the Unity family, whilst connecting our skills and passion to create more opportunity within women’s football and continue to build our amazing club.”
Player, Danielle Cooper said: “At Unity, we always pride ourselves on being more than just a team; we’re family. Our kit represents this perfectly. The intricate design of the Manchester Bee resonates with everyone involved with the club, and many who come to support us for obvious reasons.
“The management team at Unity, ensure everything is done to a high standard so we were not surprised when we saw the designs for our new kit – it’s classy, effective and portrays a powerful message of being ‘united’ as a squad.
“We are honoured to be sponsored by LSH Auto and Mercedes-Benz of Stockport. For us to be recognised by such a successful company, only signifies how much this club has already achieved, and how far we are yet to go. We are already overwhelmed with the support and encouragement received from the Mercedes-Benz team and can’t wait to take our new sponsor on this journey with us to the top!”
Mancunian Unity Women FC are currently top and unbeaten in the Greater Manchester Premier League. If they win the league, they will be promoted into the North West Regional League.
Tracy Ellam, Operations Director for LSH Auto, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming Mancunian Unity Women FC to our showroom this week and meeting some of the players. At LSH Auto, we’re committed to giving back to the communities that support us. That’s one of our core principles. We’re also passionate about diversity, so we’re really pleased to be supporting a club with such positive values that really align with our own. I look forward to continuing to watch them go from strength to strength.”
With Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the Midlands and the North West, LSH Auto offers all-new models from the Mercedes-Benz and smart car collection, premium approved used vehicles and exceptional aftersales services including maintenance, repairs, servicing, parts and accessories.