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In a recent interview with Danny Murphy, the Coach of Cork City Women’s Football Club, he shared his insights into the team’s current state, aspirations, and the impact of their sponsorship partnership with Zeus Packaging.

How has Zeus Packaging’s involvement been pivotal for the club?

“The support from Zeus Packaging has been fundamental. It’s the first time we’ve had a sponsor for both the men’s and women’s teams, which speaks volumes about our unity as a club. Their backing helps us financially and strengthens our commitment to equality within the club. It’s a three-year deal that signifies a strong bond and shared vision between us.”

What about the current state of the team? What are your goals for the upcoming season?

“Since I took over in mid-2022, we’ve focused on rejuvenating the team. We’re incorporating young talent from our academy, aiming to build a competitive team over the next few years. Our goal isn’t just about climbing the league table; it’s about sustainable improvement and developing our players’ skills on and off the pitch.”

What challenges does the team face, particularly off the field?

“Off-field challenges predominantly revolve around balancing education, work, and football. Most of our players are still in school or working, and managing their schedules can be tough. It’s crucial for us to support them in managing their time effectively so they can perform their best during games.”

How do you think the team benefits from Zeus’s sponsorship?

“Immensely. The financial aspect of running a women’s football team can be daunting. Sponsorship like that from Zeus makes it viable and helps us provide our players with necessary resources, which is often a struggle in women’s sports.”

Can you share how you approach player development and teamwork?

“Player development is personalized through Individual Development Plans, which help players identify and work on their strengths and weaknesses. We focus on creating a supportive environment where the players feel involved and responsible for their growth. This approach helps foster a strong sense of teamwork and commitment.”

Any memorable moments or achievements you’d like to share?

“The progress we’ve made in the past year has been very rewarding. Seeing our young players grow, understand the game better, and implement strategies we’ve worked on during training is incredibly satisfying. Every small victory on the pitch is a step toward our larger goals.”

Lastly, what message would you like to convey to the fans and supporters of the club, especially concerning this sponsorship?

“Our players show immense pride in representing Cork City. We urge our fans to support the women’s team with the same enthusiasm as the men’s. Increased support helps us provide better for our players and achieve our goals. The commitment from our sponsors and fans is crucial for our success.”

Through this partnership with Zeus Packaging and the unwavering dedication of players and staff, Cork City Women’s FC looks poised to face the challenges ahead, aiming for success both on and off the field. Find out more about Zeus’s community sponsorships here.