Mitre, a Pentland Brands Limited company, will join the FA in a three-year partnership as official football supplier to all FA competitions, the FA announced this week.
The partnership, which begins during the 2018/19 football season, will see Mitre Delta Max balls used across all FA competitions, including The Emirates FA Cup, The SSE Women’s FA Cup and The FA Women’s Championship. The first Mitre ball will be used at The FA Community Shield on Sunday 5 August 2018.
Mitre is one of the leading football brands worldwide, and continues to lead the way in football development and technology whilst still staying true to its British heritage. In partnership with the FA, the balls will display the respective competition logo, with The Emirates FA Cup and The SSE Women’s FA Cup balls each receiving a new design.
Sean Kavanagh, Director of Global Sports Marketing & Sponsorship at Mitre, said: “Mitre is a leading football brand worldwide and like The FA, we’re proud of our heritage. We’re excited to announce our new partnership across all FA competitions and are passionate about the game at all levels.
“Mitre continues to lead the way in football development as we are obsessed with everything related to ball technology. We’re delighted to be an Official Ball Supplier of The FA, which includes prestigious competitions such as The Emirates FA Cup.”
Mark Bullingham, The FA Group Commercial and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted to announce this exciting new partnership with Mitre. We seek to maintain the highest of standards across all of our competitions, and it is fitting that we have chosen a manufacturer with a history of excellence as our official football supplier for the next three seasons.”