Killeen, TX. – FC Knights announced on Monday an official athletic apparel agreement with Admiral, one of the leading performance apparel and equipment brands in the US. Admiral is already the UPSL’s official apparel partner providing team wear to most of the leagues’ more than 100 clubs. Admiral will supply the team kit, and other official gear to FC Knights as part of a multi year partnership.
The FC Knights were formed in the summer of 2010 by founders and long-serving players Lance Carlisle and Chris Glynn. The club run an exchange program with sister clubs SG Guldental 07 and TuS Winzenheim in Germany and have sent players over to play in Europe. The club will play in the UPSL’s Texas Conference.
“We are excited to align with Admiral. Our relationship has been amazing from day one. Admiral is a world-class sponsor and leader in apparel and has partnered with countless major soccer teams throughout the world. We have had great communication and fantastic customer service throughout the process of creating our uniforms and fan merchandise.” said General Manager Chris Glynn. “Admiral’s league sponsorship is so comprehensive and provides real support to grass roots pro development teams.”
“We are excited to welcome another UPSL team in Texas to Admiral,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated. “We work with many professional and amateur teams in Texas which is a hotbed of soccer and have some of the most committed soccer fans and players in the country.”
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 TV documentary called Get Shirty.
Today Admiral is a major player in the North American and international markets. The company is one of the largest soccer brands supplying professional teams in the U.S. in addition to supplying some of the top clubs and academies in Canada.
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.