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Umbro to become club's official technical partner


South Shields FC can today announce an exciting new deal that will see Umbro become the club’s official technical partner on a multi-year contract starting from the 2023-24 season.


The agreement will see Umbro working in conjunction with industry leading teamwear suppliers Kitlocker.com, who will assist in facilitating this exciting partnership.


As part of the deal, Umbro will provide South Shields with bespoke match kits, training gear, leisurewear and replica merchandise.


This partnership marks an exciting and ambitious development for the club and its fans, as all involved parties eagerly anticipate seeing the team don their new Umbro apparel at 1st Cloud Arena.


Replica merchandise will be on sale online and in-store over the coming weeks, with a launch event for the new home kit to be announced at the earliest opportunity.


South Shields FC sporting director Lee Picton said: “Umbro is an iconic brand which has a strong association with football, and that heritage is one of the key reasons we elected to partner with them.


“A number of factors went into this decision, including Umbro’s ability to cater for a larger range of sizes, which we know has been an issue with many of our supporters over recent seasons.


“Working with Umbro has also allowed us to have more control over the design of our kits, and we are very satisfied about the final results, and excited to reveal them to our supporters at the earliest opportunity.


“The home kit will be on sale first – and we are aiming to launch it at an event within the next two weeks – and supporters are asked to keep an eye out for details of this soon.”


Kitlocker.com director and co-founder Tom Ward said: “Kitlocker.com are very excited to continue working with South Shields and now Umbro, two fantastic entities that have such incredible stories behind them.


“We’re looking forward to applying the best practices that have seen us become service and apparel leaders across sport in the UK over the last 10 years.


“We can’t wait to see the club continue to progress in their new brand. Up The Mariners.”

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