On 1 August 2018, The English Football Association announced a three-year partnership with Mitre Sports International.
Mitre has been responsible for supplying football to almost every tournament in the United Kingdom since the 1940s. Mitre was also the official match ball supplier to the English Premier League from 1993 to 1999.
The new agreement will see Mitre supply the Delta Max to all FA official tournaments namely, the The Emirates FA Cup, The SSE Women’s FA Cup, The FA Women’s Super League, The FA Women’s Championship, The Buildbase FA Trophy and The Buildbase FA Vase.
The first Mitre ball will be used at The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald’s on Sunday 5 August.
Mark Bullingham, The FA Group Commercial and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted to announce this exciting new partnership with Mitre. We seek to maintain the highest of standards across all of our competitions, and it is fitting that we have chosen a manufacturer with a history of excellence as our official football supplier for the next three seasons. We look forward to unveiling the first new ball at the Community Shield and to working closely with Mitre to ensure our partnership reaches its full potential.”
Sean Kavanagh, Director of Global Sports Marketing & Sponsorship at Mitre, added: “Mitre is a leading football brand worldwide and like The FA, we’re proud of our heritage. We’re excited to announce our new partnership across all FA competitions and are passionate about the game at all levels. Mitre continues to lead the way in football development as we are obsessed with everything related to ball technology. We’re delighted to be an Official Ball Supplier of The FA, which includes prestigious competitions such as The Emirates FA Cup.”
The Emirates FA Cup and the SSE Women's FA Cup will receive a bespoke new design, based on the Delta Max. (Try spotting the difference in the image above!)
At MitreSG, we will be making the following football range available:
- The Emirates FA Cup Delta Max (S$189.90)
- The Emirates FA Cup replica (Price TBC)
- The Emirtates FA Cup Delta Mini (Price TBC)
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Image and article source: http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/aug/01/mitre-partnership-010818?utm_source=Direct