Under Armour and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today unveiled the Club’s new home and away kits for the coming 2012/2013 Season. The new Tottenham Hotspur performance and apparel ranges are Under Armour’s first kit supply agreement with a Barclays Premier League team and represents the brand’s largest team sponsorship to date.
The kit launch also marks the start of Under Armour’s five-year collaboration as technical partner to Tottenham Hotspur. The home and away kits are available on Tottenhamhotspur.com beginning at midnight on 13th July 2012.
Tottenham Hotspur new Under Armour kits epitomise the Club’s motto: “To Dare Is To Do”. The all white home kits and classic navy blue away kits integrate the brand’s signature apparel innovations, specifically designed to enhance player performance, with the Club’s distinct heritage and on-pitch accomplishments.
In addition to the authentic performance range, Tottenham Hotspur supporters will also be able to don a replica version with a number of the same technology features that will help Spurs players perform their best in training and on match day.
Commenting on launch of Tottenham Hotspur’s new Under Armour Kit, Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur said: “With the Club about to move into a new state-of-the-art Training Centre, the launch of this partnership with Under Armour comes at a very exciting time for us.
“Not only are they one of the most exciting brands in world sport, but Under Armour also has a reputation for performance and technical excellence and this is demonstrated by the fantastic kit they have designed for this coming season.”
“Today is a defining moment for the Under Armour brand as we debut our new kits for Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham has a tremendous heritage and a passion for winning that makes them the perfect match for our brand.
This partnership will introduce millions of football fans around the world to our innovative performance apparel, footwear and accessories that are designed to help all athletes perform better.” said Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO, Under Armour.
Embedded within all of the kits is a disruptive element of Under Armour design and innovation. The base textile of the shirts is fabricated of razor-thin Under Armour HeatGear stretch woven, capable of keeping the players lighter and drier than their opponents.
Both the home and away kit shorts share the same HeatGear stretch woven. The stretch woven allows complete fluidity of motion for the players’ strike and stride with great stretch performance benefits.
In order to maximise this revolutionary fabric on-pitch, the authentic Tottenham Hotspur range as worn by the players will have a distinct, aggressive look with the shirts cut to Under Armour’s Fitted Fit, close to the body for optimal moisture management, breathability, and performance.
A tailored collar and placket brings smartness and timelessness to the home shirt, whilst silver taping in both kits adds elevated design to the shoulders, back-neck, and sleeve. A fully perforated Tottenham Hotspur cockerel design decorates the back panel of the white kit for optimal heat dumping.
Built in a classic V-neck style, a laser cut sublimated back panel on the away shirts brings to life inspirational elements of White Hart Lane. Both shirts are equipped with side mesh panel insets to create the ventilation necessary to perform at a world-class level. A ventilated back yoke adds breathability to both the home and away shorts.
The replica kits are constructed with the same design lines and mesh insets as the authentic kits. In addition, the Under Armour HeatGear fabrication will keep athletes cool, light and dry.
The technical innovations within the authentic home and away kits are also evident within the training apparel ranges. In the warm months, Tottenham Hotspur will feature HeatGear® shortsleeve training t-shirts and training shorts.
As the season progresses, the players will be able to sport a mid-layer top constructed in Under Armour AllSeasonGear. Finally, as the winter months approach, Tottenham Hotspur will benefit from Under Armour ColdGear and Under Armour STORM fabrications, keeping the players warm and dry with technical layering ¼ zips and jackets.
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