Signs of strength as Sheffield United announces deal with global finance firm CFI

Sheffield United & CFI

Recently promoted English Premier League side Sheffield United has signed a significant commercial partnership with CFI Financial Group.

This agreement is real recognition of the historic club’s power and welcomes it back to the top flight in style. The deal will allow CFI to feature its logo on the front of the Blades shirts for the entire 2023/24 season.

CFI Financial Group is an award winning global multi-asset broker based out of Dubai. With 25 years of experience, CFI offers a diverse range of financial services in over 100 countries.

According to CFI’s website some of the services offered by the firm include; “Competitive trading conditions with spreads from zero pips, commissions as low as zero on major pairs, fast execution, and no minimum deposit to trade thousands of financial instruments across Stocks, Forex, Commodities, Indices, ETFs, and other asset classes. In addition, the Group is renowned for its excellent client support, daily technical reports, free webinars, and dedicated account managers, ensuring a best-in-class trading experience for clients in over 100+ countries.”

Sheffield United’s Head of Commercial, Paul Reeves expressed the power that having an international sponsor has for the identity of the club.

“We have worked extremely hard to get CFI on board as we begin our journey back in the Premier League. Having an international sponsor as our principal partner shows the global attraction of the club both on and off the pitch. We extend our thanks to Hisham Mansour and his team at CFI for their commitment to secure this new partnership,” he said via press release.

CFI Financial Group Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hisham Mansour, touched on the Blades rich history and the power that the Premier League and the club’s global outreach may have for the firm.

“We are honoured to have a relationship with a club that has such a rich tradition and history in the game of football. Sheffield is the birthplace of football, and we are excited to be at the beginning of another new chapter in the club’s story. Sheffield United and the Premier League offer worldwide exposure for our business, and that is something we are very keen to embrace. We are proud to be the Principal Partner and Official Financial Trading Partner and hope this collaboration will be mutually beneficial,” he added via press release.

This deal is a real sign of seriousness by the promoted club and shows their desire to be recognised alongside their peers as a strong side in English football.

The partnership will also help both parties reach new global audiences helping to promote and strengthen their brands in the process. This introduces existing fans financial services they may not have been able to access before something sure to help strength the wider Sheffield community.

The Blades face a tough season ahead establishing themselves in the topflight but with strong partnership like this business is backing the club to succeed. So now its just up to the club to prove them right.

Melbourne Knights confirm innovative alliance with ProTrainUp

Melbourne Knights Football Club has confirmed a new partnership with leading football management software company, ProTrainUp.

This collaboration is set to enhance communication and streamline operations with the Club, marking a significant step forward in the commitment to excellence and growth.

Founded in 2013, ProTrainUp is a club management system fuelled by data driven technology, created by and for the football community. ProTrainUp combines quantitative and qualitative data to enhance club operations for both staff and participants, enabling the Club to:

  1. Enhance communication between club staff and players with built-in public and private messaging services.
  2. Simplify the organization and delivery of training sessions using plans and sessions provided by top international federations and clubs, available only through ProTrainUp.
  3. Maintain an up-to-date calendar of training sessions and matches.
  4. Gather data and statistics on players to create detailed reports on individual player development and overall team progress.

ProTrainUp is a system used by clubs around the world including European clubs such as Dinamo Zagreb FC and FC Porto, highlighting its importance in modern football.

The main objective of this partnership is to enhance communication among club staff, players, and parents.

ProTrainUp’s advanced software will deliver a centralised platform for efficient and effective communication, guaranteeing that all members of the Melbourne Knights community stay well-informed and engaged.

The system is accessible both online and through the app, allowing players and parents to enable push notifications so they never miss important Club updates.

The partnership will play a huge role in upskilling the juniors program in 2025, a huge focus that President Simon Pincic spoke about in length in his exclusive interview with Soccerscene.

The Knights will leverage ProTrainUp’s comprehensive tools for training management, performance tracking, and development planning to ‘provide the juniors with the best possible environment to grow and succeed’ as per their statement.

This will help more than just the junior players however with ProTrainUp, the coaches will benefit from this technology with seamless tracking of player progress, and enhanced training experiences, all contributing to the overall development of the junior players.

The club spoke about the future of their management through this advanced technology system.

“We look forward to a successful partnership and are excited about the positive impact it will have on our Club and community. Together with ProTrainUp, we are committed to building a stronger, more connected, and highly effective football club,” Knights said in a club statement.

This is an excellent and innovative partnership by the Knights that sees them advance forward in the development of technology.

The Knights have been vocal about the importance of junior development and have historically been one of Australia’s most successful clubs at creating stars from their system, with ProTrainUp only advancing that cause.

Football NSW to gain more traction through established sponsor

Football NSW have confirmed a collaboration with the technology advertising platform Nine Ad Manager, as a new primary sponsor for 2024.

Nine Ad Manager falls under the Nine network umbrella, acting as an versatile platform in which Australian businesses are able to utilise in generating traction amongst a specific target audience.

Advertising can be reached through audiences across each of the Nine Networks main television channels including 9Now and the 9 on-demand streaming television service.

Television advertisement campaigns created and submitted to the Nine Ad Manager service, are strategically aired at times in which relates to the product featured within the advertisement.

Performance of the advertisements effectiveness can be analysed through the amount of traffic the business is providing the advertisement as it becomes accustomed too.

The manager platform can assist businesses regardless of stature and status, to access mainstream television advertising opportunity for the Nine Network.

Small and medium sized businesses have the capacity to advertise their respective businesses throughout peak television times for an affordable cost.

Having partnered with FNSW, the sole intention of the newly founded cooperation is to give back to the state community, recognising and showcasing the importance upon community football teams that participate across the state.

As disclosed upon the FNSW website, Head of Nine Ad Manager Todd Fisher discussed the importance of the newly founded partnership said via press release.

“This partnership allows us to support the vibrant sporting communities that are at the heart of local culture and community building. Nine Ad Manager’s core mission is to empower small businesses, enabling them to be seen, heard, and remembered in their local areas and achieve business growth. By partnering with Football NSW, we not only champion local football but also the small businesses and communities that surround them.”

Football NSW CEO John Tsatsimas added his excitement for the partnership via press release.

“Football NSW welcomes Nine Ad Manager to the family and we look forward to establishing a strong working relationship with them over the next 12 months.”

A fresh new look on the back of each of FNSWs State Team jerseys in 2024, with The Nine Ad Manager logo to feature prominently beneath the player’s number.

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