Today, specialist sportswear and teamwear supplier Avec Sport has announced a 4 year/$25 million deal with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association to become their official kit suppliers. The deal is set to commence in June 2020.
The kit supplier based in North East UK will supply the Soca Warriors with training and technical-playing kits exclusively to the men’s women’s and all age-group squads.
Avec Sport, established in 1993, has manufactured football kits for likes of Sunderland and Sheffield United in the 90s as well as Crystal Palace in the 2013/14 season. This season they supplied kits for Football League Two side Bradford City and NIFL Premiership side Coleraine FC.
TTFA President William Wallace expressed the significance of the largest commercial technical kit deal since Adidas was the kit supplier in 2006:
“THE LEVEL OF THIS PARTNERSHIP REFLECTS A LANDMARK MOMENT FOR THE TTFA AND WE ARE DELIGHTED WITH THE OUTCOME. THE CHALLENGE WAS TO FIND A NEW APPAREL PARTNER WHO COULD PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP AND ENSURE A SMOOTH SUPPLY OF APPAREL TO EVERY SINGLE TEAM ON OUR ROSTER. OUR SEARCH WAS COMPREHENSIVE, BUT THE UNANIMOUS CONCLUSION WAS THAT AVEC OFFERED AN OVERALL PROPOSITION THAT WAS A PERFECT FIT IN ALL ASPECTS. WE NOW HAVE A DEAL IN PLACE WHICH OFFERS UNRIVALED TERMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF KIT AT ALL LEVELS AND A PARTNER WHO WILL BE AGILE AND RESPONSIVE TO OUR PLAYING AND RETAIL REQUIREMENTS AT ANY MOMENT. THIS TYPE OF DEAL IS UNPRECEDENTED IN THE TTFA’S HISTORY. IT IS A COMPLETELY FRESH AND EXCITING PARTNERSHIP WHICH SITS PERFECTLY AS PART OF THE NEW ERA FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOOTBALL.”
This agreement, according to Avec Sport, will see the kit supplier highlighted in mainstream retail outlets throughout Trinidad and Tobago as well as across the Caribbean Region. An exclusive online store is also part of the deal, which will be incorporated into the TTFA’s forthcoming website, which will allow supporters both local and foreign to buy merchandise and replica kits easily.
Avec Sport Chairman, Peter Crawford commented on the deal saying:
“We are proud that the Avec brand has been chosen to supply the TTFA, especially with the overall project that is now starting to take place under the new administration. During our conversations, it was increasingly clear the administration had already begun to lay the early foundations of a special project, and this was something we really wanted to be a part of. We are looking forward to creating and developing the new matchday kits and training wear for the Soca Warriors, and we look forward to ensuring we develop a design that supporters can wear with pride. We hope the partnership will bring success both on and off the pitch.”– Peter Crawford, Avec Sport, 2020