Toronto, ONTARIO – Toronto Lynx Soccer Club have chosen Admiral® to be the club’s official sportswear and technical kit supplier from 2013. The Toronto Lynx play in the Great Lakes Division of the United Soccer League’s PDL Central Conference and in the W League the highest level of women's soccer in North America.
The Lynx join PDL regular season Champions the Michigan Bucks in choosing Admiral. The PDL is the top level of men’s amateur soccer in the US with over 70 teams in nine regional divisions it is the 4th tier of US soccer.
Admiral, the world’s oldest British football brand, supplied kits in the 1970s and 1980s for the English national team and Manchester United. The brand has a long history in the United States as well, having supplied kits for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, New York Cosmos and Vancouver Whitecaps in the original North American Soccer League (NASL). Today the brand is also worn by the 2012 NASL Champions Tampa Bay Rowdies and last years 2011 NASL Champions the Minnesota Stars as well as Caribbean Champions the Puerto Rico Islanders. Admiral supplies many USL teams including both the 2012 and 2011 PDL Champions plus many youth teams and associations throughout the USA.
“We’re delighted to be one of the top three suppliers to USL teams. Teams are choosing us because we’re offering better product, pricing and service.“ says Paul Hamburger, CEO of Admiral Soccer. “We’re designing and making a "made to order" customized soccer kit for the Lynx in our own factory. We want to make it easier for the team to focus on developing their players and playing the game and not worry about managing their team kit.” says Hamburger.
The Toronto Lynx Soccer owner Duncan Wilde said, “We were recommended to work with Admiral by a number of other USL clubs. We selected Admiral because they have a great reputation and they worked hard to earn our business. We already partner with many Youth Soccer Clubs in Southern Ontario providing mentorship programs and special packages for clubs we’ll be recommending Admiral to them too."
The Lynx will unveil their new Admiral kits to fans and media next month.
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About Admiral; Admiral, founded in 1914, first began manufacturing sportswear in 1966, when England won the World Cup. The company was a pioneer of the replica kit market, creating home and away kits for England, Leeds United, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and many other teams. They expanded overseas to the US supplying New York Cosmos, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Vancouver Whitecaps and others in, Canada and Latin America. Admiral designs, manufactures, markets and distributes team wear, leisure apparel and accessories. For more information, visit http://admiralsoccer.com
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