Southampton Football Club announces Mairon Freight UK as its new Official Sleeve partner

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Southampton Football Club has announced Mairon Freight UK, a local freight shipping company based in Hampshire with over 25 years of industry experience, as its new Official Sleeve partner for the men’s first team during the 2023/24 season.

Mairon Freight UK has established its position as a trusted player in the freight shipping industry and is used to delivering silverware, having worked with FIFA to deliver the Club World Cup. Mairon Freight UK deliver services that span across various sectors.

The partnership between Mairon Freight UK and Southampton FC celebrates both entities’ commitment to achieving results and to the local community in Hampshire. 

As the new season continues, fans can see the Mairon Freight UK logo on the sleeve of all three Southampton FC men's first team kits starting with the home game against QPR. All fans who purchase or have already purchased any of the Southampton FC 2023/24 replica kits will be able to go into the Southampton FC stadium store to have the Mairon Freight UK branding applied to their shirts free of charge from the middle of September, subject to availability.

Commenting on the partnership, Charlie Boss, Chief Commercial Officer for Southampton Football Club said, “We are delighted to welcome Mairon Freight UK as our sleeve partner. As a local family-owned business, with customer service at their heart, their values feel very aligned with our own. We are proud to be working with another local business, putting the community at the heart of our club.  We look forward to working with Mairon Freight UK in bringing this partnership to life for our fans over the coming season.” 

Terry Watson, the Executive Chairman of Mairon Freight UK, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, "As a family-owned business deeply rooted in the local community, we are incredibly proud to partner with Southampton FC. This opportunity aligns seamlessly with our core values of teamwork, determination, and delivering results. Just as the players strive for victory on the field, Mairon Freight UK aims to achieve excellence in every shipment we handle."

Joining his father in excitement, CEO Tommy Watson shared his perspective on the partnership, "Football transcends boundaries, and our collaboration with Southampton FC reflects our ambition to connect communities through our services. This sponsorship is a testament to the shared spirit of dedication and growth that both Mairon Freight UK and Southampton FC embody.”

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