Coco Joy Partnership Announcement

MELBOURNE, Australia | City Football Group (CFG) today announced a global partnership between coconut brand, Coco Joy, part of the FAL Food & Beverages range and three of CFG’s clubs. The partnership will extend Coco Joy’s successful partnership with 2015 A-League semi-finalists Melbourne City FC, who have worked with the brand since 2014, to CFG sister clubs, Manchester City FC and New York City FC.


The announcement comes as Manchester City FC play two games in Melbourne as part of their pre-season tour and follows the first-ever game between two CFG clubs as Melbourne City took on Manchester City on the Gold Coast on Saturday evening. The new agreement also extends Coco Joy’s relationship with Manchester City FC, with Coco Joy branding visible on the team’s shirtsleeves during the Club’s visit to Australia as part of a Tour Partnership.


In addition to a wide-range of activations in Melbourne, Coco Joy will also boost its presence in New York and Manchester, engaging local fans with giveaways and money can’t buy experiences.


Omar Berrada, Commercial Director of City Football Marketing, which brokers CFG’s commercial partnerships, said:


“We have had an excellent relationship with Coco Joy in Melbourne and it is a fantastic success story for that partnership that we are now going to be working together at Manchester City and New York City FC as well. As the popularity of coconut based beverages continues to grow, there couldn’t be a better time to work with Coco Joy to bring the joy to our fans all over the world.”


Tim Xenos, CEO of FAL said: “FAL is a global company with a vision of creating healthy and innovative food and beverage products. We develop brands which encompass and provide consumers with a real choice.


“Coco Joy is a coconut brand dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle to consumers globally and we see our partnership with the three clubs as a fantastic platform to work together to help collectively promote a healthy lifestyle whilst they can experience the quality, choice and enjoyment in what Coco Joy has to offer.”


The partnership was announced in Melbourne as part of Manchester City FC’s pre-season tour of Australia and was attended by both Manchester City FC and Melbourne City players with a video message from New York City FC.


About City Football Group

City Football Group is the owner of a number of football related businesses with global relevance. These include high profile professional football clubs, academies, technical support and marketing companies. CFG’s clubs include Premier League Title Winners 2013-14 Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC of the A-League and MLS Franchise New York City Football Club, who began their inaugural season in March 2015. CFG is also a minority shareholder in Yokohama F. Marinos of the J-League. The common aim across all clubs is to provide the best possible experience and an unmatched opportunity for fans and communities to participate in, and benefit from, football at both a local and global level. The Group’s support companies- City Football Services and City Football Marketing- operate from a number of offices around the world in support of the Group’s clubs, associate organisations and customer organisations. City Football Services shares footballing IP and “know-how” to recruit, develop, train and win. City Football Marketing creates media, marketing and fan engagement properties to support the commercial development of clubs and their partners.


City Football Group is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG). ADUG is an investment and development company privately owned by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


City Football Group’s headquarters are in Manchester and it has offices in Abu Dhabi, London, New York, Melbourne and Tokyo.


About FAL Group

Coco Joy is part of FAL Food & Beverages, a FAL Group brand. FAL Group embraces diversity and inspires innovation in its people and partners. FAL is an international and local conglomerate of 75 companies, spanning 17 countries in the Middle East, Australia, the Americas and Europe, with a dedicated workforce of over 4,500.


FAL Group's business footprint includes Healthcare, Engineering & Construction, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Aviation, Finance & Investment, Heavy Industries, Machinery & Equipment, Hotels & Resorts, Travel & Tourism, Real Estate, Food, Agriculture and Education, among others. The Group associates itself with best-in-class experts, and incubates, supports and develops cutting edge businesses within each business sector. FAL Group touches the lives of the consumer every day with a wide array of healthy food and beverage brands found in its own stores or in outlets all over the world.