Admiral, the world’s oldest soccer brand, will become Dakota Young Stars Football Club’s official kit provider from the 2018-19 season as a multi-year agreement is unveiled. The club play in the UPSL the fastest growing pro development leagues in the US.
Based in Sioux Falls (S.D.), Dakota Young Stars FC will begin UPSL play in the Midwest Conference West Division. The club will play its UPSL home games at University of Sioux Falls Stadium. Dakota Young Stars FC was champions of the Sioux Falls (S.D.) African amateur league in 2015 before moving into Sioux Falls' more competitive La Liga in 2017. The club was a league semifinalist last season.
Dakota Young Stars FC President Tarlue Zulu said, “Right from the very first contact with Admiral’s customer service team, they have shown a superior level of professionalism and service that has been second to none.” He went on to say…“We plan to work hand and hand with Admiral as we support the game at grassroots level. Admiral is helping bring soccer to more people making it more affordable for our players and fans.”
“We are excited to have Dakota Young Stars working with us,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated. “We are delighted to have another member of the UPSL with Admiral and particularly as this club will help us show our unique offering to other pro development and youth clubs in South Dakota.”
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 & 2013 North American Soccer League (NASL) Champions, the 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 Premier Development League (PDL) Champions and 2016 USL Champions. Admiral have just announced the signing of USL PRO team Austin Bold.
Clubs choose Admiral because of the value, factory direct pricing, and a custom kit that promotes the club brand. Admiral is exclusively distributed by the top 15 soccer specialty retailers across the USA which provide our partner clubs with local service, a full range of product and promote sales of pro-development team merchandise.