Derry City are pleased to announce that the club will be making the change to Adidas playing kit and leisurewear for the next three years.
The global kit leader’s famous three striped kit is worn by the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and from the 2018 campaign Derry City will be joining the German sportswear giant’s esteemed stable of clubs.
The club have partnered with House of Sport, one of the largest adidas suppliers in the UK and Ireland. Adidas will provide a range of kit and leisurewear to the club from the 2018 League of Ireland season onwards.
Design work for the new kits and leisurewear is already underway with the club expecting to launch an extensive range of leisure and playing wear ahead of the Christmas period.
Derry City Chairman Philip O’Doherty
“We are delighted to announce details of the partnership today. We’ve been in negotiations with a number of leading brands and we believe that this partnership is an exciting development for both sides. With the team having already secured European football, the return to the Brandywell and the announcement of this deal, these are exciting times around the club.”
House of Sport Managing Director, Padraic McKeever:
“We are extremely proud to have secured the contract to supply a club with as much tradition and standing as Derry City. We already service some of the country’s biggest clubs and counties under the GAAstore brand, and now with a flagship signing like Derry City we are ready to make waves in the soccer world as well. It’s a really exciting time for the club, and we are delighted to be part of that. This deal is one of the biggest in the history of Irish soccer, underlining our commitment to the club and helping them to deliver success. As a company we have a lot of exciting plans for the coming months, and we are looking forward to enjoying the glory days ahead with the Candystripes wearing the famous three stripes.”
The new arrangement will also bring a huge boost to Derry City’s online activities, with club supporters around the world able to access a full range of club replica and leisurewear in a new online shop, using House of Sport’s extensive e-commerce facilities.
Derry City Commercial Manager, Orlaith Meenan:
”A new kit for a new season in a new stadium is the breath of fresh air that is needed and the perfect way to mark our 90 year anniversary .We believe that the return of the iconic three stripes will prove very popular with our supporters. We are looking forward to a full launch of the range in the coming weeks.”