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All I know about our new kits are that our away strip is out on the 1st June and the home, well I haven't heard about that yet? If there is one, I'll presume the away kit of this season will be next seasons third strip, seeing as that happened this year...
If anyone has anymore useful information or more news on the kits, feel free to tell me about it, I would love to know.
It is, Mate. We're changing to Nike for the 13/14 season. Umbro are owned by Nike and their deal with us has now been renegotiated to allow Nike to appear on the shirts instead. We've never have Nike shirts before. I personally would've preferred Adidas but I'll keep an open mind!
Why on earth would you make that assumption? Do you honestly think both clubs would agree to something like that?
Bolton announce deal with Adidas – Reebok’s record 22-years on Bolton kit comes to an end
After a record 22-year partnership, Reebok will no longer be supplying Bolton Wanderers with their kits. A historic deal signed between Adidas and Bolton means that the longest kit parntership in UK football history comes to an end.
Adidas will be supplying Bolton with kits as from the 2012/13 season.
Allan Duckworth, chief executive of Bolton Wanderers, said: “I would like to thank Reebok for their outstanding support in their capacity as technical kit sponsor over the past 22 years. We are delighted to welcome adidas whose football performance credentials are second to none.
“The move is a logical one for all parties. Reebok’s focus on their heritage in fitness and the move away from football provided this opportunity for the Club to secure a new technical kit sponsor, and in adidas we have found the very best.”
Steve Holland, national sales manager of adidas commercial clubs, said: “Everyone at adidas is delighted to partner with Bolton Wanderers and thus keep the club within the adidas group.
“We have been working hard with the club to put some fantastic plans in place that will ensure we engage and excite the fans over the next few months and years. We very much look forward to building as strong a partnership as the one that Reebok have enjoyed over many years.”
James Woolard, head of marketing at Reebok, said: “We have been proud to provide the kit for Bolton for the last 22 years, but our focus on our fitness heritage means we need to concentrate on products in this category.
“We remain very proud of Reebok’s birth in Bolton, originally as Fosters Sports Shoes, a history which reflects our continued sponsorship of the Reebok Stadium. We look forward to maintaining our strong relationship with the club.”
The new Bolton kits will be launched in June and all kits will features ClimaCool and ClimaLite technology.
Sunderland announce deal with adidas
English Premier League club Sunderland have announced that as from the start of June 2012 meaning the club will be playing in adidas kits next season. This new deal therefore means that Adidas will takeover from current shirt manufacturer and supplier Umbro.
The new partnership between Sunderland A.F.C. has been formed in colloboration with Kitbag, (SAFC’s new retail partner) and will see the Black Cats wear the famous 3 stripse for the first time in the club’s 133 year history.
All kit and training wear will feature adidas performance fabrics’ ClimaCool and ClimaLite technology, a mixture of heat and moisture controlling materials, ventilation channels and 3D fabrics which improve air flow to the skin and in key heat zones.
SAFC Chief Executive Margaret Byrne said: “We are delighted to welcome adidas as an official partner of Sunderland AFC. Our aim is to increase Sunderland’s international profile and, as one of the world leaders in their field, we are very much looking forward to working with the dynamic team at adidas.”
“New home and away kits will be unveiled in the coming weeks and launched later in the summer and I’m confident that our supporters will be as impressed as we are with everything that adidas has to offer.”
Kit Launch Dates:
June 25th – Away Kit (goes on sale July 5th)
July 18th – Home Kit