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LADIES: Bendles LLP Solicitors back Carlisle United Ladies

17 January 2017

Ladies announce new sponsorship deal with Carlisle-based legal firm

Carlisle United Ladies can today announce a groundbreaking new partnership which sees Bendles LLP Solicitors become the team’s primary sponsor until the end of the season.

As part of the deal the Carlisle-based legal firm will see their logo placed on the front of United Ladies’ brand new kit, which has been introduced to coincide with the deal.

The partnership marks the first time United’s Ladies team have enjoyed backing from a primary sponsor with local company Bendles LLP Solicitors the perfect fit for the club’s community ethos.

Bendles LLP Solicitors were founded over 200 years ago and offer a full range of legal support to both individuals and businesses. Their size is their strength and Bendles LLP Solicitors are large enough to have a breadth of expertise across areas of law as diverse as commercial law and childcare, but are also small enough for every one of their clients to be very important to them.

Speaking at Brunton Park today at the launch of the partnership, Bendles LLP Solicitors Managing Partner, John Stevenson, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Ladies football team. As a local business we believe it is important to support our local sports teams. We wish the Ladies team the very best for the remainder of the season.”

The new partnership has been welcomed by Carlisle United Chief Executive, Nigel Clibbens, who enthused: “We are delighted to see the Ladies playing in official kit and the new sponsorship will go directly and exclusively into developing ladies football at Carlisle United.

"Bendles LLP Solicitors are a longstanding supporter of the club and to see them now backing the Ladies is most welcome. We are all United together in striving to see ladies football at Carlisle United go from strength to strength.

"I would like to also thank DSD, our first team shirt sponsor, for supporting the Ladies in gaining its own shirt sponsor and making this possible. It’s a great example of everyone working together.”

Carlisle United Ladies play in the North West Womens Regional League Division One North, travelling across the north west to take on local teams as well as opposition as far afield as Bury, Bolton and Liverpool.

The Lady Cumbrians also recently received a boost from Carlisle United manager, Keith Curle, and his assistant, Colin West, who backed the team with a sponsorship deal including new travel and training wear.

Speaking at the launch of the partnership Carlisle United Ladies manager, Tracy Gannon, said: “We are thrilled that Bendles LLP Solicitors have sponsored the Ladies team this season. When the club gave the team the opportunity to seek our own sponsorship it was important to us that it was a local company.

"Bendles LLP Solicitors have a long history in the city and have already supported the first team, so for them to then show their continued support though the development of ladies football at the club is a great opportunity for us to grow and look more professional.”

Carlisle United Ladies currently sit sixth in the North West Womens Regional League Division One North table and will commence their campaign in the Cumberland County FA Women’s Cup next month, where they will be looking to reach a third straight final having lifted the trophy in 2015.

Carlisle United Ladies have a range of match, player and match ball sponsorship packages still available for the 2016/17 season with anybody interested in supporting the team encouraged to get in touch.

Supporters can also keep up to date with the team’s latest news by following them on Twitter, @CUFCLADIES, and liking them on Facebook, @CarlisleUnitedLFC.

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