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CTM investment kicks goals for national football development

Corporate Travel Management (CTM), a global provider of travel management solutions headquartered in Brisbane, has become the platinum sponsor of Brisbane City Football Club (BCFC), securing the club’s highest level of sponsorship in over a decade.

The exclusive platinum sponsorship deal puts the club in good stead to become a powerhouse for youth player development, through the provision of improved training facilities and equipment, and exemplary coaching personnel.

Gaining corporate support allows the club to commence its strategic improvement programs and goals of producing the best possible footballers playing at the highest level of the game, feeding talent to the A-League and national teams.

BCFC’s President, Sandra Di Francesco said “The level of corporate support offered by CTM puts us firmly on the path to engage with local and state governments to achieve our goals for facility improvements and expansion, and to secure the best coaching talent available.

“The club can now commence its strategic improvement programs, with the goal of producing the highest quality of players capable of feeding into the A-league and national teams. Our priority is to develop artificial training surfaces to allow for the club’s expansion in player numbers, and the ability to train 48 weeks of the year” added Di Francesco.

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CTM’s Founder and Managing Director, Jamie Pherous said “BCFC is a great contributor to the local Brisbane community and to the footballing community in Queensland, and CTM is proud to be a part of that. Football is the world game and Australia has a mass of talented young kids who punch above their weight, but we need to provide them with the best facilities and trainers to recognise and nurture that talent.

“Through our support of BCFC, CTM hopes to play its part in developing the next generation of Socceroos in 5-10 years’ time” added Pherous.

The partnership will see CTM allocated naming rights to the club’s home ground for the 2015 season, with the venue to be known as ‘The Corporate Travel Management Stadium’. CTM will also serve as front of shirt sponsor for the club’s PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Senior Men’s, Youth Men’s and Under 18 teams, and as back of shirt sponsors for the remaining youth teams.

Brisbane City FC competes in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues (NPL) and has fielded one of the most competitive group of teams since the league’s inception.