As title sponsors of the Barclays Premier League, Barclays is delighted to be title sponsors of the League Managers Association.
Through the Barclays Premier League we are committed to making a real and lasting contribution to all levels of football in this country. We will strive to demonstrate our commitment through exclusive special offers for fans from the Barclaycard Football card, to our commitment to grass-roots sport via our Barclays Spaces for Sports community programme.
The Barclays Premier League is acknowledged as the most exciting football competition in the world and as title sponsor we are working hard to ensure it gets even better. We are recognising excellence with monthly awards for players, managers and fans, and in the Barclays Premier Reserve Leagues giving fans the chance to see the stars of tomorrow, today. We are no strangers to working with the football industry – Barclays has a strong heritage within football dating back over 100 years as bankers to the Football Association. We are also the official bank of the Premier League as well as bankers to over 50% of the clubs and 33% of their players. Barclays sponsored the Football League from 1987 to 1992 and have been official sponsors of the Premier League since 2001.
The Barclays Premier League offers us a unique platform upon which to demonstrate our credentials. Our partnership with the Premier League will enable us to solidify our presence in the UK while also driving our global ambitions by providing us with powerful brand visibility in the many markets around the world in which we operate. This is an exciting development and underlines our long-term commitment to football as a Group. We see the sponsorship of the world’s best domestic football league as a major strategic investment, helping us deliver on our world-class ambitions.
BARCLAYS SPACES FOR SPORTS
Our £30 million investment in creating sustainable sports facilities, Barclays Spaces for Sports combines the best of the Bank’s expertise to make a real difference to communities through the provision of sites that allow people to participate in sport. Over 200 sports sites have been created across the UK through the programme. The facilities provided vary depending on the needs of each local community, ranging from basketball courts, BMX tracks and football pitches. By supplying long-term funding, equipment and expert assistance, the partners will work to ensure the facilities will benefit communities in years to come.