Admiral, the world’s oldest soccer brand, will become Club El Azul’s official kit provider from the 2017-18 season as a multi-year agreement is unveiled. The club play in the UPSL Colorado Conference. As official kit supplier, the agreement entails Admiral outfitting all adult and youth players, as well as coaching staff.
“We are so excited to have Club El Azul working with us,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated. “We are delighted to have another member of the UPSL with Admiral and particularly as the club are also developing their youth program in Colorado which fits with Admiral’s commitment to youth soccer throughout the US.”
Club El Azul began in 2010 at Liga Soccer Latina. The club already have three tournament titles and recently joined the UPSL (United Premier Soccer League) Colorado Conference. In addition to their pro development team the club are currently forming youth teams for 8 to 23 years old. Nestor Corrales, Co-Owner of Club El Azul said "We are delighted to be partnering with Admiral, the world's oldest soccer brand. We chose Admiral because of their range of dedicated soccer products, their factory direct service and the personal attention and service they’ve given us.”
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 an ITV 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), American Soccer League (APSL), 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 2017 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.