Admiral, the world’s oldest soccer brand, will become the official kit provider to West Park FC from the 2018 season as a multi-year agreement is unveiled. Based in South Florida, West Park FC will begin UPSL play in the Florida Gold Coast Conference.
West Park FC is owned by local resident Denys Valenzuela, owner of 2touch Soccer Florida and a Public Insurance Adjustor. Valenzuela, 45, was a Corporal in the Marines (Ret.) and also is currently Head Coach of the Hollywood, Fla. McArthur High School boys soccer team.
West Park FC President and General Manager Denys Valenzuela said, “We chose Admiral for a number of reasons. Firstly they’re the official partner of the UPSL league. Secondly Admiral has a long history in the sport and finally being able to speak with people who love the sport and understand our needs makes a big difference. Admiral have put together a great kit and are helping us with all our merchandising needs.”
West Park FC provides a spring board for youth players between the ages of 14 and 20 years of age to reach the next level of soccer. West Park FC won the Alianza Cup Miami u19 tournament in 2016, and claimed Miami Cup 2017’s u20 tournament title earlier this year.
“We are delighted to have another UPSL team in Florida join the Admiral family. We work with many youth clubs in the state and now our UPSL teams offer another path for player development in the state.. Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated.
Admiral is a legendary brand, having been worn by some of the biggest names in the sporting world. The England National Team, Manchester United, and the New York Cosmos are just some of the clubs that once donned Admiral. In fact, Admiral has supplied most of the current EPL teams in addition to being the largest brand in the original NASL. The company, a pioneering brand in the truest sense, was recently the subject of a British TV documentary called Get Shirty.
Admiral has now grown into a major player in the North American market, becoming one of the largest brands supplying pro development soccer teams in the U.S. Today Admiral is the brand of champions, being worn by the 2012 North American Soccer League (NASL) Champion Tampa Bay Rowdies, the 2013 Premier Development League (PDL) Champion Austin Aztex, and the 2014 & 2016 PDL Champion Michigan Bucks, 2016 USL Champions Rochester Rhinos. Admiral remains a pivotal figure for USL PRO & PDL, National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), US Youth Soccer state associations, and youth teams across the country.
Clubs choose Admiral because of the value, factory direct pricing, and a custom kit that promotes the club brand. Admiral also offer our clubs an online store and service that's personal from the owners of the business. Admiral has been innovating in the soccer market since 1914 and will continue to do so in 2018 and beyond.
Admiral has also become very involved in the soccer accessories market, providing innovative products to their customers. Admiral currently offers a wide range of accessories, including goals, bags, balls, goalkeeper gloves, referee supplies, and training equipment.
The UPSL includes more than 80 teams in; Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Utah.