UMBRO AND SWALLOWS FC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
Johannesburg, August 2019:
Umbro is pleased to announce a long-term partnership agreement with Swallows FC that will see the Birds wear the double diamond as they make their return to the GladAfrica Championship [formerly the National First Division].
Founded in 1947 as Moroka Swallows, the club has long been a permanent fixture of South African football. Having first won the South African League in 1965, along with the Nedbank Cup in 2009 and the MTN8 Cup in 2013; the Birds are well-known as giants of the game.
Having made a much-anticipated return to first division football, Swallows FC look to continue a legacy 72 years in the making.
Umbro will be the exclusive long-term technical partner of Swallows FC, supplying high-performance match-day, training and off-field apparel. Replicas will also be available.
David Ricketts, CEO of Umbro South Africa, expressed his excitement at partnering with a club of such tremendous history and heritage. “This is an exciting time for Swallows FC and we are ecstatic to be involved with a club of such magnitude and importance in South African football. We look forward to working with them to create memories both on and off the pitch.”
David Mogashoa, Chairman of Swallows FC said: “We are very happy with the Umbro partnership, and believe it will help the Birds reach greater heights.”
“Not only does the partnership help the team, but it also ensures that our supporters are not forgotten by making replica available country-wide. We urge all our supporters to support the team by only buying official Swallows FC merchandise.”