Everton Football Club has announced an extension of its multi-year technical partnership with Umbro.
The extension strengthens the relationship between the Merseyside club and the sportswear supplier, which dates back to the 1970s.
It means the Blues will continue to wear the famous double diamond brand, with Umbro UK providing the club with bespoke technical kit and training wear for the men’s, ladies and Academy teams as well as for fans.
Everton’s Commercial Director Alan McTavish commented: “Umbro has a strong football heritage and we are confident that they will continue to provide our teams with bespoke kit designs and great-looking, technically advanced training wear.”
Sam Lucas, Head of Sports Sponsorship at Umbro UK, added: “We’re delighted to extend our technical partnership with Everton. We have a proud history working together and it’s great that we can continue that relationship with such an ambitious club. We’re really looking forward to delivering more memorable kits for the fans.”
Over the last five decades Umbro has produced many classic designs for The Toffees – including one of the first kits with taping detail on the sleeves, echoed in the running diamonds around the cuffs of the 2018-19 kits.
Umbro has maintained a strong track record of working with fans and consulted with thousands of Everton supporters over a 15-month period as part of the design process for the current season’s kits.
Last month, the club announced an enhanced deal with Fanatics, the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, which means the Club’s Umbro kits, training wear and merchandise will be available in even more global territories, taking the Everton brand further than ever before.
The extended partnership begins at the start of the 2019-20 season, with the Club’s new kits to be unveiled in the close season.