Moline, Illinois – Sportswear manufacturer Admiral Sportswear has signed a new deal to become the official sportswear partner of the Quad City Football Club. Admiral has signed many teams this year with Quad City
FC being the first contacted to launch the NPSL initiative for Admiral.
Admiral is the original British Football brand to American and England’s top teams. Admiral, during the 1970’s and 1980’s was the supplier for the English National team football team, Manchester United and many others. In the United States they supplied, Tampa Bay Rowdies, New York Cosmos and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Today the brand is also worn by the 2011 North American Soccer League (NASL) Champions Minnesota Stars FC and former champions Puerto Rico Islanders. USL PDL Champions Kitsap Pumas are one of many PDL clubs that have switched to Admiral this season.
“We’re delighted to be working with Quad City FC, especially as they were the first NPSL club we contacted”, says Paul Hamburger, CEO of Admiral Soccer. “We’re launching a new kit for them, one that they will be the first to wear. It’s made with the latest, lightweight fabric technology to help the Eagles players when they compete”
The Eagles play in the NPSL (Midwest Region); the NPSL is the 4th tier of soccer in the US. The team finished 2nd in the region with only 2 losses the entire 2011 season; finishing with an overall record of 11-5-2, and +33 GD.
Jeffrey Varner, General Manager of the Eagles, said…“We selected Admiral because they offer a partnership that other Technical Kit suppliers could not or would not match. The level of service, expertise that they are offering and the outstanding quality of the Kit, Training wear and Leisurewear, has given us the confidence that the relationship with Admiral was the right choice.”
“They’re "hands on" and have a great understanding of our club’s needs. You feel that they are part of your team as well. They tailored their solution the needs to the club and allowed us to create a fantastic new kit for our players & supporters. They’re even setting up and managing our online retail store to save us the time and cost and make it easier for our supporters to wear our colors with pride” said Varner.
The new kit will be unveiled in 2012 prior to the new season and to celebrate the partnership Admiral are offering all Eagles fans 20% off Admiral products go to http://www.quadcityeaglesfc.com for more details.
For more information on the Quad Cities FC; including sponsorships, internships, tickets or to volunteer, visit http://www.quadcityeaglesfc.com or call 563-505-7040.