UK artist Stormzy has announced a new collaboration with Adidas. #Merky FC will be a programme ‘committed to enhancing and protecting diverse representation in the football industry’.
Stormzy has just launched a new programme called #Merky FC to boost and protect diversity within the footballing industry, both on and off the pitch.
#Merky FC was created in partnership with Adidas and will bring in ten other organisations to widen the scope of its ambitions. These include Manchester United, Fulham FC, and Sky Sports, to name a few. A careers programme will commence in January 2023.
In a statement, Stormzy said that each partner will ‘provide work placements, from operations and community to creative and marketing, [all] within their businesses’.
He added that the support of such a large network will ‘aid the people who may have experienced disadvantages during their career pathway’. #Merky FC is part of Stormzy’s ‘wider commitment to support racial equality in the UK’.
Introducing #Merky FC. A project from @adidasfootball & myself. #Merky FC aims to help level the playing field by giving off-pitch opportunities to young Black people in the beautiful game of football.
— Stormzy (@stormzy) November 3, 2022