FOREST HILL, WEST VIRGINIA – The Southern West Virginia Kings Warriors have chosen Admiral® to be the club’s official sportswear and technical kit supplier for the team’s 2012 inaugural season in United Soccer League’s PDL division. The PDL is the top level of men’s amateur soccer in the US with 70 teams in nine regional divisions it is the 4th tier of US soccer.
Admiral, the world’s oldest British football brand, supplied kits in the 1970s and 1980s for the English national team and Manchester United. The brand has a long history in the United States as well, having supplied kits for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, New York Cosmos and Vancouver Whitecaps in the original North American Soccer League (NASL). Today the brand is also worn by the 2011 NASL Champion Minnesota Stars and the 2010 NASL Champion Puerto Rico Islanders as well as USL PDL Champions Kitsap Pumas. The brand has a strong presence in USL Pro, USL PDL, MISL, NPSL & WPSL in the North America.
“We’re delighted to follow up our recent wins with other USL Pro and PDL clubs with the Kings Warriors." says Paul Hamburger, CEO of Admiral Soccer. “We’re designing and making a "made to order" customized soccer kit for the Warriors in our own factory. We want to make it easier for the team to focus on developing their players and playing the game and not worry about managing their team kit.” says Hamburger. “It’s important to give the players every advantage on the field with the latest, lightweight fabric technology…we want to be part of Warriors’ success on the field.”
The Southern West Virginia Kings Warriors is a United Soccer League Premier Development League team playing their first season in the PDL. Owner Dr Jim Blume said, “We were recommended to work with Admiral by a number of clubs including one of our South Atlantic Division partners, the Virginia Beach Piranhas who are one of the oldest franchises in the PDL. In addition, our USL Pro League affiliate, the Charlotte Eagles, who are 20-year members of the United Soccer Leagues who also recommended Admiral. Both the Charlotte Eagles and Virginia Beach Piranhas spoke highly of Admiral’s product and service. We selected Admiral because they offered us custom made to order product and competitive terms. Most importantly they have a great reputation and they worked harder to earn our business."
The Warriors will unveil their new Admiral kits to fans and media prior to their opening home game against Nashville on May 11th.
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About Admiral; Admiral, founded in 1914, first began manufacturing sportswear in 1966, when England won the World Cup. The company was a pioneer of the replica kit market, creating home and away kits for England, Leeds United, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and many other teams. They expanded overseas to the US supplying New York Cosmos, Tampa Bay, Vancouver Whitecaps and others in, Canada and Latin America. Admiral designs, manufactures, markets and distributes team wear, leisure apparel and accessories. For more information, visit http://admiralsoccer.com
For more information on the Southern West Virginia Kings Warriors Soccer Club including sponsorships, internships, tickets or to volunteer, visit www.wvkingswarriors.org or call 304-466-9080, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.