Thomas hails '˜fantastic news' as Cobblers secure new kit deal with Nike
Worldwide sportswear manufacturers Nike are to be the Cobblers' official kit partner from the start of next season.
The deal will see the Cobblers players wearing Nike-branded playing kit and training kit from the summer, and chairman Kelvin Thomas says it is ‘fantastic news’ for the club.
As well as providing the kit for the team and replica kit and leisurewear for the supporters, the partnership with Nike and Just Sport Pro Club will see the latter taking over the management of the club shop at Sixfields, including a ‘new online retail experience’.
The club shop will be redesigned and will close for a week towards the end of May, reopening with a whole new look in June.
All the current club shop staff will continue with Just Sport in their existing roles.
“This is fantastic news for the club and we are delighted to partner with such a major brand like Nike and Just Sport Pro Club,” said Thomas.
“The retail operation at the club is an area we have been looking to improve since arriving, and partnering with Just Sport Pro Club allows us to do that.
“They have a lot of experience of working with other football clubs and we are really excited about the new partnership.
“The players and the fans will be wearing Nike branded kit next season together, and this new deal will allow us to offer the players and supporters a premium product.”
Michael Heslop, the sales & business development director for Just Sport Pro Club, added: “Just Sport Pro Club in association with Nike, are delighted to become the official kit supplier and retail partner to Northampton Town, in what is a very exciting time for the football club.
“Our congratulations to the club and its supporters on a remarkable season in becoming league two Champions.
“Northampton Town is an ambitious club and we’re excited to welcome them into the Nike family.
“Supporters can look forward to seeing the new Nike Northampton Town 16/17 kits and latest Nike products arrive into the club shop from June onwards, when we open the doors of a newly refurbished shop, alongside a brand new online store.
“With our experience in the football retail market, we are confident that we can elevate the total retail package for the club and its supporters and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”