The Spartans Football Club and FNZ Extend Partnership for Women’s and Girl’s Football

5 Oct 2022

FNZ extends its sponsorship of Spartans Women’s Football Club and Girl’s Football Academy during the Scottish Women and Girls in Sports Week

  • The sponsorship of the Scottish Women’s Premier League first team builds on the existing support that FNZ has provided the Spartans youth teams over the last two years. 
  • The investment helps Spartans maintain a high-performance environment for its women’s team through an enhanced approach to sports science and individual development. 
  • Many of FNZ's 1,000 Edinburgh based employees will volunteer their skills and expertise to help create STEM activities and projects for Spartans community members. 

Wed. 5 October, Edinburgh: The Spartans Football Club is delighted to announce that its Scottish Women’s Premier League and Girls age group teams have agreed a new sponsorship deal with FNZ, the global wealth management platform, for at least the next two seasons.

The sponsorship, which is being announced during the Scottish Women and Girls in Sport week, builds on the existing support that FNZ has provided the Spartans youth teams over the last two years and now extends to the Women’s first team.

FNZ’s sponsorship will ensure that all women’s teams – from the 1st XI through to the age grade teams (10-18 years old) – will benefit from top class sports facilities and will wear FNZ on their playing and training kit. 

The teams will continue to play and train at Spartans’ Ainslie Park complex, which has superb facilities and will this week host the Women’s Under 19 European Championship qualifying tournament involving Spain, Finland, Switzerland and Scotland.

In addition, many of FNZ’s 1,000 Edinburgh based employees will volunteer their skills and expertise to help create STEM activities and projects for community members with additional educational initiatives such as career development guidance, interview training, CV development and financial technology mentoring. 

Craig Graham MBE, Chairman of Spartans Football Club: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with FNZ. As one of our largest local employers we are very grateful for their investment. It will really help us meet the demand for growth in our Girls section and for them to have fun in their football journey.” 

“The investment also helps us maintain a high-performance environment for our Women’s team through an enhanced approach to sports science and individual development. Quite simply the partnership gives so many opportunities to enable our players and coaches to be the best they can be.” 

Kris Love, FNZ Group Chief Financial Officer said: “We are delighted to have extended our support with the Spartans Football Club and to help grow women’s and girl’s sport across Scotland.” 

“Our ambition is to create a culture for growth, one that opens up limitless opportunities for our employees and the communities we serve. As a highly diverse company, we are hugely proud of the impact we are making both globally and locally, and we’re delighted that we’re able to extend this sponsorship to inspire people to make an impact and excel in the things they care about.”

What sets Spartans apart is its social enterprise model of investing profits into the local north Edinburgh community. Our partnership with them enables us to support a community we care about and helps bring much-needed and much-deserved support to women and girl’s football.”

FNZ employs nearly 1,000 people in Edinburgh at its offices at West Register Street and Tanfield and provides significant opportunities for young people and graduates to grow their careers and make an impact. 

The business, which was founded by Group Chief Executive Adrian Durham in New Zealand, has grown since it expanded into Scotland in 2005 and now has over £1.5 trillion in assets under administration and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. 

Its growing relationship with The Spartans Community Football Academy reflects the values and interests of the business, which is committed to supporting and opening up opportunities for the communities it serves. 

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