KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Knoxville Force of the NPSL and The Lady Force of the WPSL have chosen Admiral® to be the club’s official sportswear and technical kit supplier from the 2012 season.

The semi-professional men’s team play in the Southeast Conference of the National Premier Soccer League, one of the largest leagues in the United States with 50 men’s teams.  The Lady Force are playing their inaugural season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League with 70 teams competing both leagues are on the 4th tier of the US soccer pyramid.

Admiral, the world’s oldest British football brand, supplied kits to England, Scotland, Manchester United & Tottenham Hotspur amongst others. The brand has a long history in the United States having supplied kits for; the Tampa Bay Rowdies, New York Cosmos and Vancouver Whitecaps. Today the brand is worn by NASL Champions Minnesota Stars and Caribbean Champions Puerto Rico Islanders as well as USL PDL Champions Kitsap Pumas. Admiral has a strong presence in the NASL, USL Pro, USL PDL, MISL, NPSL & WPSL across North America.

“We’re delighted to have another NPSL and WPSL team choose Admiral." says Paul Hamburger, CEO of Admiral Soccer. “We have designed a "made to order" customized soccer kit for the Force in our own factory.  The team picked their own colors, fabrics, design and branded their kit so it’s exactly how they want it.” says Hamburger.  “This year the team will have an advantage on the field with the latest, lightweight fabric technology.”

The Knoxville Force play at the Regal Stadium on the campus of the University of Tennessee. The Force showcase the region’s top collegiate players as well as national non-collegiate and fielded 13 international players last season. Their Director of coaching Derek Broadley was formerly at Crystal Palace an English Championship team and was Technical Director of the Bermuda Football Association.  Their Force’s first home game is May 12th against Chattanooga FC with the Women’s team kicking off a couple of weeks later.

The team’s General Manager, Jason Goss said, “We were recommended to work with Admiral because of the quality of their product and their reputation for delivery. The kits look amazing and we’re excited to play in them."

The Force will unveil their new Admiral kits to fans and media prior to their opening home game against Chattanooga on May 12th.

Media Contacts:  

  • Admiral: Paul Hamburger, 305-704-8081, 
  • Knoxville ForceJason Goss, 865 748 5952. email: 

About Admiral; Admiral, founded in 1914, first began manufacturing sportswear in 1966, when England won the World Cup. The company was a pioneer of the replica kit market, creating home and away kits for England, Leeds United, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and many other teams.  They expanded overseas to the US supplying New York Cosmos, Tampa Bay, Vancouver Whitecaps and others in, Canada and Latin America.  Admiral designs, manufactures, markets and distributes team wear, leisure apparel and accessories. For more information, visit

For more information on the Knoxville Force and Lady Force including sponsorships, internships, tickets or to volunteer, visit or call 865 748 5952.