OFFICIAL: HORNETS CONFIRM PUMA DEAL
Posted on: Fri 08 Jun 2012
WATFORD FOOTBALL CLUB is pleased to announce that PUMA have become the club's official license and technical partner for the forthcoming 2012/13 season.
The Global Sportlifestyle brand will supply the Hornets' official playing kits, trainingwear and replica kit, alongside a full range of leisurewear and merchandise.
Watford's new home and away kits will be launched in early August, although supporters will be able to view the new kits and pre-order replica shirts in late July.
Raj Athwal, the Hornets' Commercial Director, said: "We are delighted to have signed this new deal with PUMA and we're optimistic about the prospects it holds.
"Both Watford FC and PUMA share similar values and we're certain our players and fans will embrace the new kit designs and wear them with pride.
"PUMA has great credibility in the football market - through its product designs and innovations, and marketing communications. This is a good partnership for us."
Roger Harrison, PUMA UK Marketing Director, added: "This new partnership with Watford FC is another positive move for PUMA, as we continue to reinforce our position as the number three football brand.
"Watford FC has a rich heritage and strong fan base, and we have some exciting marketing plans for the coming months. We are looking forward to a long collaboration with the club."
The relationship between PUMA and the Hornets will be managed and delivered by Genesis Sports.
Sales Director of Genesis Sports, Russell Thomas said: "As the brand's exclusive licensee for PUMA Pro Teamsports, Genesis is delighted to be working with Watford FC to deliver the full range of technical kit and training wear for both players and supporters."
PUMA currently partners with several International football federations including Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Uruguay, Chiles, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Algeria.
The sportlifestyle brand also has a strong player portfolio in football that includes Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao, Yaya Toure, Nemanja Vidic, Mario Gomez, Gigi Buffon, Samuel Eto'o, Marco Reus and Thierry Henry.
The Hornets will confirm a new official club sponsor over the forthcoming weeks.
For more information on the club's new official license and technical partner, please visit www.puma.com
THE club would like to place on record their thanks to out-going kit supplier and official sponsor BURRDA SPORT. The Swiss international sportswear manufacturer linked up with the Hornets in 2010 as part of a unique double deal.
With that partnership coming to an end, the Hornets' Raj Athwal passed on his thanks to the outgoing kit supplier.
He said: "I would to thank BURRDA SPORT for their co-operation and support over the last two seasons and we wish them all the best for the future."
The above article is C + P from the official site.
I would not mind the Cameroon shirt with red shorts and yellow socks. I also like the AEK Athens kit. Link to the kits on the Official site