Adelaide City received a huge boost by uncovering New Zealand freight giant Mondiale as their mens’ shirt sponsor for the upcoming 2018 National Premier League season.
By Michael Barbaro
The new kit will see the Mondiale brand on the chest of the club’s three senior mens’ outfits – u18, Reserve Grade, and 1st Grade.
Best Bricks & Pavers remain the club’s Premier Partner with their new logo moving to the rear of the men’s shirt, while remaining on the front of Adelaide City’s Women’s National Premier League team, and all junior teams playing in FFSA competitions.
Mondiale Freight Services, established in 1989, is the largest privately owned freight company in New Zealand. The company employs more than 400 staff across offices in New Zealand, Australia and China, offering customers outstanding global logistics service.
Chris James and Sam Phillips from Sydney’s Australian branch of Mondiale were present at the 2018 Adelaide City Football Club Season Launch on Wednesday Evening at the Arkaba Hotel, and James was ecstatic about the move.
“We have had a great affiliation with the club for a number of years,” James excitedly stated.
“Being on front of the jersey is just fantastic and we’re just looking forward to a big year.”
James also stated that following in the footsteps of such a big and prominent past major shirt sponsor in Best Bricks & Pavers is a very good step in the right direction for both parties.
“It is a great honour for us; Best have had a great association with Adelaide City and we aim to continue supporting the club moving forward and we hope for a long and successful relationship with the club.”
Club Football Chairman Tony Costa said the development fitted with the expanding nature and direction of the club. “Adelaide City continues to move forward in line with the club’s goals. Mondiale Freight Services is a standout business in it’s field, as our club strives to be in football. We are very pleased, and appreciative, of the new Partnership”.
Adelaide City will kick off their 2018 campaign next Saturday against South Adelaide at Adelaide City Park in what will be the fans’ first opportunity to see the new-look black and white playing kit in competition action.
By Michael Barbaro