To mark the club’s one year anniversary, its official van and car supplier, LSH Auto, has given the club a licensed Mercedes AMG G63 12V kids’ electric car, enabling the Macclesfield FC’s match ball carriers to travel onto the pitch in style.
The tiny electric vehicle is the latest addition to the club’s luxury fleet of vehicles from the LSH Auto team at Mercedes-Benz of Macclesfield.
Martyn Webb, Managing Director LSH Auto, said:
“We were inspired by the remote controlled cars that delivered match balls onto the pitch before England’s home games at Wembley and Scotland’s home games at Hamden Park in the Euros. We thought it would be fun for the young boys and girls who carry the match ball out onto the pitch before Macclesfield FC’s home games to drive the club’s own tiny Mercedes-Benz!”
LSH Auto was first announced as the ‘Official Van & Car Supplier’ to Macclesfield FC in December 2020, just two months into the club’s journey to rebuild and start again.
Since then, the club has grown to include 29 football teams and an academy, with 75 staff, including 25 full-time coaches as well as a gym, a bar and a 4G pitch. With its first team now topping the North West Counties League and regularly attracting an average attendance of 2,678, the club’s future is looking bright again.
Macclesfield FC’s Director of Football, Robbie Savage said:
“We were so pleased to welcome LSH Auto as one of our sponsors back in December and we’ve been putting our Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer Vans to good use at all levels since then, from transporting the first team, to being used for some of our grassroots and community initiatives.
“LSH Auto’s Mercedes-Benz of Macclesfield dealership is minutes away from our ground, so it’s a local business, but it’s also part of one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide. It just goes to show how local businesses are getting behind the club and supporting the Macclesfield community.
“Kids are a huge part of our club. We have 365 youngsters aged 7-16 playing football here, and we want to encourage even more families to get involved, so I think the tiny Mercedes-Benz is going to be a brilliant asset to the club.”
Martyn Webb added:
“Giving back to the communities that support us is one of our core principles. We’re delighted to have played a small part in the success of the club in its first year and we look forward to continuing to support Macclesfield FC on its journey.”
Image: LSH Auto’s Martyn Webb (Centre) with Macclesfield FC’s Robert Smethurst (L) and Robbie Savage (R) at the handover of the licensed Mercedes AMG G63 12V kids’ electric car.