English Premier League side Stoke City FC will join the likes of Liverpool FC and Sevilla in Warrior’s growing list of sponsored club. The Potters will start wearing gear from the American company from the start of their 2014/15 pre-season campaign.
According to a press release from Warrior: Warrior has announced that it will become the official kit supplier to Stoke City in a deal which will make the club the second Premier League team to join the brand’s growing roster of clubs. Effective from June 2014, the deal will see Warrior design the Stoke City home and away kits, along with training wear.
The club known as ‘The Potters’ was founded in 1863, making them the second oldest professional football club in the world. Throughout the 151 years in the football league, the club has enjoyed the talents of players such as Sir Stanley Matthews and Gordon Banks. More recently the fans witnessed a fantastic FA Cup run in 2011, narrowly losing to Manchester City in the final. The following season Stoke qualified for Europe for the first time since 1972.
City Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “We are delighted to have strengthened our partnership structure by signing an agreement for Warrior to become our new kit provider. Warrior is an exciting brand to work with and next season we will be one of just two English clubs to wear its products, alongside Liverpool. They have established an outstanding reputation for designing bespoke products that boast the latest technical innovations.”
Richard Wright, General Manager of Warrior Football, said: “Warrior is delighted to be partnering with Stoke City Football Club. They are a team steeped in history; a pillar of English football. Over recent years they’ve been a mainstay in the Premier League since the clubs promotion in 2008, with the notoriously passionate fans always creating an electric atmosphere. We’re looking forward to working very closely with the club and engaging with the fans over the next few months and years.”