Following the extension, AXA has been awarded the naming rights to the women’s team’s home turf, Melwood.
As per the expansion, the world-class facility will be officially known as the “AXA Melwood Training Centre,” reflecting AXA’s alignment of commitment to both the men’s and women’s teams. Beginning in 2020, the men’s team will call the AXA Training Centre home.
The club’s continued dedication to growing the women’s squad and girls’ academy is reinforced by the transfer to the top training facility, which also allows all players the chance to practice and compete at their highest levels.
Ben Latty, Commercial Director at LFC, said, “It’s fantastic to see our partnership with AXA expand to show their commitment to both the women’s team and the men’s team, which aligns with the ‘One Club’ approach we have here at LFC. It’s fantastic to see our partnership with AXA expand to show their commitment to both the women’s team and the men’s team, which aligns with the ‘One Club’ approach we have here at LFC”
Virginie Berçot, Global Brand Director at AXA, said, “This is a great opportunity to further our journey with Liverpool Football Club. In a world where women do not always benefit from the same conditions as men in sports, we are delighted to continue supporting and empowering female athletes. By inaugurating the new AXA Melwood Training Centre, we are proud to enable the LFC women’s team to keep playing at the top of their game. At AXA, we believe that being a woman shouldn’t be a risk in every aspect of life from health to business, including sports. This training centre is further proof of our commitment towards women.”
With its main office in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, Axa is an international insurance firm. Furthermore, it offers additional financial services, such as investment management. With a foothold in Africa as well, the Axa Group principally operates in Western Europe, North America, the Indian Pacific area, and the Middle East.