Melbourne City strike Nexen Tyre deal

Australian soccer side agree three-year sleeve partnership with tyre manufacturer.

Melbourne City strike Nexen Tyre deal

Top-tier Australian soccer side Melbourne City have announced a new three-year partnership with Nexen Tyre.

Starting with the upcoming 2017/18 season, the tyre manufacturer’s logo will adorn the left sleeve of the A-League outfit’s away shirts, and will also appear on the front of their travel kit.

Nexen Tyres will also benefit from brand exposure on pitchside LED bands and on the big screen at the team’s AAMI Park home ground. Additionally, the South Korea-based company will be given access to the club crest, logo and player image rights to use in its marketing activities.  

Melbourne City are the second team from City Football Group’s portfolio to partner with Nexen Tyre, after English sister club Manchester City announced in March that the company would serve as their new sleeve sponsor.

“We're very excited to serve as the official partner of Melbourne City FC for the upcoming seasons,” said James Lim, managing director of the Nexen Tyre Sydney office. “This gives us the unique opportunity to reach out to the many football fans in the Oceania region, which is very significant for our business.

“At Nexen Tyre, we are continually striving to expand our brand globally, and sports marketing partnerships with leading organisations like Melbourne City FC are an important part of our efforts.”

Melbourne City finished fourth in the A-League in 2016/17, and kick off the new season at home to Brisbane Roar on 6th October.