Dubai giants Al Wasl in big partnership with Umbro
Al Wasl players during a training session. (Al Wasl Twitter)
Dubai - Umbro will provide the seven-time UAE national champions with match kit, training kit and off field wear for the senior team
Umbro, the English sportswear and football equipment supplier, have signed a deal with Al Wasl to become the Dubai giants' official kit supplier.
The partnership between Umbro and Al Wasl Football Company began on July 9, according to a press release.
Umbro, the Cheadle-based sportswear company, will provide Al Wasl, the seven-time UAE national champions, with match kit, training kit and off field wear for the senior team.
Ahmed Albalooshi, head of the media department at Al Wasl SC, was delighted to have formed the partnership with a global brand like Umbro.
"We are happy to reach an agreement with Umbro to be our official kit supplier for the first team. Al Wasl Board of Directors are always seeking for continuous improvement within every step the clubs take," Albalooshi said.
"The partnership with Umbro is not new to Al Wasl, as the first team wore Umbro products back in the 80's and 90's. Umbro has a long history in designing sports products and kits, for nearly a century and their great experience in logistics service and resources will help us achieve the vision and ambition for the 'Club of the Century' in UAE."
Meanwhile, Tom Fonti Grzelak, Head of Brand at Umbro, Mena, said Umbro was committed to supporting football in the UAE.
"Through our partnership with Al Wasl FC, we are stating our intention to credibly support football in the UAE," Grzelak said.
"Al Wasl FC is a club rich in history and success and we couldn't wish for a better partner in the UAE to deepen Umbro's connection with the sport, its fans and the wider football community."
Umbro sponsor more than 120 clubs around the world. The list includes clubs like FC Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, FC Nürnberg (Germany), West Ham United, AFC Bournemouth, Huddersfield Town (England), Newell's Old Boys (Argentina), Santos, Grêmio, Cruzeiro, Chapecoense (Brazil), Nacional (Uruguay), FC Tokyo, Gamba Osaka (Japan) and Seongnam FC (South Korea).