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adidas Unveil Kit

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Jess Ennis

 

20 May 2009

adidas have confirmed their extended sponsorship of UKA beyond the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the reveal of the new Aviva Great Britain & Northern Ireland team kit. 

The sportswear company have been the official kit supplier to UKA and the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team since 1 January 2005, the new deal extends the partnership until 2013. 

The new patriotic kit, which is revealed today, is a bespoke design specifically for the GB & NI athletics team. It will be worn for the first time at the European Team Championships in Leira, Portugal on 20-21 June.

The new deal will also see adidas providing more support to the annual UKA Major Events Series, specifically the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace and the Aviva Grand Prix at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena. For the first time adidas have become an official partner of the Aviva London Grand Prix, which will take place over two days on 24-25 July.

Niels de Vos, Chief Executive of UKA said:

"I am delighted that we have not only lengthened, but strengthened our partnership with adidas. Both UKA and adidas are organisations that have the very highest ambitions for the sport of athletics and clear visions for the future of our sport.

"We look forward to working closely together on our shared goals during what will be one of the most exciting phases in the sport's history in this country."

Robin Money, Head of Sports Marketing, adidas UK and Ireland said:

“adidas is extremely pleased to continue to support UKA.  We will make sure that the British and Northern Irish athletes have access to the ultimate in sports kit so they can perform to their very best and hope that our continued investment in the sport will enable more young people to be able to take part.”

See the new kit in our image gallery here