NEW UPSL club, Bat Country Football Club have chosen Admiral® to supply the club with all sportswear and technical kit from the 2019 season. Based in Temple (Texas), Bat Country Football Club will begin play in the UPSL Central Conference.
Tristan Long is Owner and Head Coach of Bat Country Football Club. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, Long holds a UEFA 'B' Coaching License and Bat Country FC previously functioned as part of Long's personal-training program for college age players and participated locally in city leagues. Long had a one-season stint with Eintracht Frankfurt u16s. He returned to Texas and played at Tyler Junior College and Lubbock Christian University before heading back to Germany to play for Eintracht Frankfurt u23s and later in Denmark for B.93 and Frederiksberg BK.
“We are excited to welcome another UPSL team to Admiral,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated. “Texas is one of the largest soccer states in the USA so it’s important for us to expand our partnerships with pro development and youth clubs in the state.”
“We decided to partner with Admiral because of their reputation. They have supplied big name teams, like Manchester United. Our team takes pride on using top quality gear and there was no other brand better than Admiral” said Bat Country Football Club Owner and Head Coach, Tristan Long. “Partnering with Admiral also extend our brand beyond central Texas as they work with two of the biggest soccer specialty retailers in the state the distribute Admiral products.”
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 wore Admiral. In fact, Admiral has supplied most of the current English Premier League in addition to being the largest brand in the original North American League. The company, a pioneering brand in the truest sense, was the subject of a British 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 many top clubs and academies in Canada.