Trinidad & Tobago FA Signs Avec Sport Kit Agreement
UK-based football kit supplier, Avec Sport has expanded into the international market for the first time in its history, with the announcement of a four-deal with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association. (TTFA)
Avec will be the exclusive technical playing and training kit supplier to all men’s, women’s and age-group squads, including the men’s senior team, now managed by former England international Terry Fenwick.
The deal also represents a landmark for the TTFA which is now led by a new administration elected to office less than three months ago. With the kit and commercial properties valued at TT$25million, (US$3.7million; UK£2.8million)* it is the association’s largest commercial partnership since Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup with a squad including Dwight Yorke, Shaka Hislop and Kenwyne Jones.
The contract will commence in June 2020 with the Avec brand directly visible to the Caribbean region through mainstream physical retail outlets across Trinidad and Tobago. An online store is currently being integrated into the TTFA’s forthcoming new website and will shortly add to the retail opportunities.
Avec Sport Chairman, Peter Crawford said: “We are delighted to become the Official Kit Partners to the TTFA National Teams. We truly believe this is an exciting time to be involved with the TTFA and a fantastic opportunity to work across all levels of the national side.
“We are looking forward to creating and developing the new kits and training wear for the Soca Warriors, and we look forward to ensuring we develop a design that supporters can wear with pride.
“We hope the partnership will bring success both on and off the pitch.”
TTFA President, William Wallace, added: “The level of this partnership reflects a landmark moment for the TTFA and we are delighted with the outcome.
“This type of deal is unprecedented in the TTFA’s history. It is a completely fresh and exciting Partnership which sits perfectly as part of the new era for Trinidad and Tobago football.”
*Currency conversions are an estimation established at the time of announcement.
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