Kit launch date for Admiral range is confirmed
We are delighted to announce that AFC Wimbledon will unveil its new range of Admiral kits for 2014/15 at Centre Court Shopping Centre on Sunday, 29 June.
Staged on the traditional Sunday break from the annual two-week tennis festival in SW19, AFC Wimbledon will launch its new kit in the heart of the town.
In association with Admiral Sportswear Limited, supporters will be able to see the club’s new home, away and third kits, along with training wear, for the first time.
All of AFC Wimbledon’s new Admiral range will be modelled by first-team players and staff from 1.00 pm on the above date, shortly before they are back for pre-season so there should be new signings in place by then.
Supporters will be able to buy the kits for the first time immediately after the kit launch.
AFC Wimbledon Commercial Manager Ivor Heller said: “After 12 years with Tempest as the club’s kit supplier we felt it was a time for a change to freshen things up. However, I would like to thank Alp and his team for their excellent support over the years.
“We are thrilled to team up with an iconic kit manufacturer in sport and to be the first English football club to be supplied with kit by Admiral since their relaunch.”
We announced earlier this year that the club had agreed a four-year deal with Admiral to be its new kit supplier. It will be the first UK kit supply deal for the owners of the Admiral brand, Admiral Sportswear Limited.
However, the new agreement has special significance for the Dons because club heroes including Vinnie Jones and John Fashanu wore the famous Admiral logo for Wimbledon, a previous commercial partnership that ended in 1992/93.
Established in 1914 in Leicester by Harold Hurst and Christopher Cook, Admiral started life as a supplier to the British Armed Forces, but it has since become known as a renowned sports kit supplier.
A ground-breaking deal came when Admiral agreed a five-year contract with the English FA in 1974 to produce the first commercially available England football shirt. Having also supplied the England cricket team with kit, Admiral remains the only ever brand to have appeared on both the English national cricket and football teams’ playing kit.