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23 June 2015

Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce an exciting three year partnership with leading European sportswear brand Kappa.

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Wigan Athletic have signed a three year agreement with leading European sportswear manufacturer Kappa, delivering a significant investment into the football club from the Italian based brand. 

The new partnership will see every Wigan Athletic team’s playing strips, from the First Team to the Academy, along with all training equipment and leisurewear, manufactured by Kappa for the next three seasons, replacing DW Sports brand MiFit. 

Latics will therefore be joining the likes of Serie A teams Torino, Napoli and Sampdoria, Bundesliga sides Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg, and Ligue 1 teams Bastia, Troyes, Toulouse, along with newly promoted twin town of Wigan, Angers; alongside many other teams from all over Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. 

In this landmark agreement, Latics supporters will benefit from an outstanding quality of product, whether looking to purchase replica playing kit, training wear or items from the soon to be launched wide range of leisurewear. 

Wigan Athletic Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson said: “This is a really exciting development for the club and we have worked hard to secure this deal with such a prestigious brand. 

“Kappa are looking to continue to work within the UK football market and we are delighted to be able to become part of their roster of teams.” 

With its global head office in Turin, Kappa is one of the world’s leading global sportswear brands originating back to 1967 with a history participating in all major sports. The brand’s DNA is firmly in football, and is still associated with some of the world’s leading football clubs. Along with this Kappa is known for its premium lifestyle collection with everything underpinned by sports. 

This exciting new partnership is part of the strategic re-launch of the Kappa brand in the UK, with a brand new UK office opened in January this year, and Mark Ward, Managing Director of Kappa UK & Ireland, said: “Kappa is actively extending its International portfolio of clubs and Wigan Athletic is a fantastic asset to us. We are extremely proud to be associated with the club and their fans and are excited to see the new kit on the pitch next season. 

“The Wigan Athletic story has been followed all across the world of football over the last ten years and we are happy to now be working with them as the club looks to regain its Championship status.”

An exclusive launch event will take place at the DW Stadium on Friday 26 June, with all three kits – home, away and 3rd kit – revealed for the first time. 

Supporters will be able to pre-order from this date, with an on-sale date to be confirmed.

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