FC Edmonton and INARIA, a designer and manufacturer of soccer equipment and a full line of team sports apparel, announced today an exclusive partnership. Starting with the 2017 NASL season, INARIA will be the professional club's exclusive provider of fully-customized uniforms, training equipment, and team apparel for players, coaches, and staff.
“We’re stoked that we’ve added an esteemed club like Edmonton to our NASL portfolio,” INARIA Managing Partner Saverio Michielli said. “We’ve been working closely on some special kits for this season and we look forward to their release in a few weeks' time.”
Playing out of Clarke Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, FC Edmonton features several national-team players among its roster, including Canadian internationals Nik Ledgerwood and Ben Fisk.
“We are very excited to be bringing on INARIA as our jersey and kit supplier,” FC Edmonton co-owner Tom Fath said. “INARIA is a Canadian company and we are especially excited to have a Canadian company as our supplier. INARIA is well known for the quality of their products and their high level of service.”
FC Edmonton enters the 2017 season on a high, following the most successful season in club history in 2016. The club qualified for the NASL postseason for the first time since 2011 and finished the 2016 regular season with a league-best 21 goals against in 32 games.
“This is an incredibly exciting and important deal,” FC Edmonton general manager Jay Ball said. “INARIA is known for its excellence and innovation and we look forward to working together in what is sure to be a successful partnership. I believe our fans will be excited about our new kit, once it is announced at the beginning of the season.”