Cardiff City Football Club are proud to adorn MALAYSIA on our shirts for the 2011/12 campaign, by doing so further emphasising our growing bond with the country and its culture.
Our ties with Malaysia are by now well known to all, with our esteemed investors and board members now a major driving force in the progress of the club. The bond continues to strengthen between Cardiff City and MALAYSIA, be that with our links to the 1Malaysia campaign aiming for unity within diverse cultures in the country, along with ever improving football connections via the start of the 1Malaysia Cardiff City Grassroots Academy in Kuala Lumpur.
Cardiff City chief executive Gethin Jenkins spoke of the unique bond, saying, "The club had some very attractive shirt sponsorship options to link up with a number of commercial partners and brands in the UK and abroad, but after speaking with our investors and knowing the commitment from Vincent Tan and TG, we knew that the best way to highlight our affinity with Malaysia was to wear the message with pride on our kits this season.
"The bond between Cardiff City FC and Malaysia will be evident throughout the season, something that has already been fully embraced by our supporters over the last twelve months and more. We are all looking forward to maximising this sponsorship and further sharing much between both countries over the coming season."
Above is the 1Malaysia Cardiff City log as being used in the country
Features and events on our ever improving links with MALAYSIA will be run over coming months, highlighting the excellent work being undertaken by our Academy in the country, plus much more.
The first images of the 2011/12 Cardiff City home kit including the MALAYSIA logo will be visible at midday today (Friday June 17).