Waco Football Club today announced a new technical partnership with Admiral, which represents a huge commercial partnership for the club. Admiral, the world’s oldest soccer brand, will become Waco 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.
Paul Hamburger, CEO of the Admiral Brand, said: “The UPSL is the most exciting, dynamic and fast growing league in the USA. Texas is one of the biggest soccer markets in the USA. This partnership with Waco reinforces our leadership position with pro development teams in the US, in Texas and with UPSL teams. We are excited to help grow the club’s fanbase, serving players and supporters with Admiral innovation and design.’
FC Waco is a non-profit, adult semi-pro soccer team playing out of Waco, TX and representing McLennan County. Long-time local club coaches Javier Ponce and Hector Maldonado have agreed to serve as Head Coach and Assistant Coach, respectively. The pair has worked together for more than 15 years, and both hold a USSF 'C' Coaching License.
Jarrod Barton the club’s President and General Manger said: ‘This is an incredibly exciting and important deal for the club. We look forward to working together in what is sure to be a successful partnership. We believe Admiral will be able to support our growth.”
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 recently 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.