No More Nike: FC Utrecht Announce Castore Kit Deal
Update: Confirming our exclusive information, FC Utrecht today announced a new partnership with Castore, the relatively new English clothing brand, that will see Castore become the official clothing and merchandise sponsor of the Utrecht football club from next season. The deal will cover FC Utrecht's first team, reserves team, women's team, and youth teams.
The announcement picture evokes memories of the iconic UEFA Champions League stadium as seen in the intro scene. Utrecht have never played in the UEFA Champions League, however. The design, however, is from the current brand identity that Utrecht launched two years ago.
Utrecht Announce Multi-Year Castore Deal, Club to Get Unique Kits
Castore have previously worked with other top sports teams, including Spanish football club Sevilla FC, English football club Newcastle United, and Formula 1 teams McLaren Racing and Oracle Red Bull Racing, for which Max Verstappen races.
Castore will design unique FC Utrecht kits
As part of the collaboration, Castore will design unique FC Utrecht clothing collections and run the club's Fanshop and Webshop. The clothing will be for sale in several locations in the region from next summer, and the club's new kits for the 2023/2024 season will be revealed soon.
FC Utrecht's Partnership Director, Joost Broerse, expressed excitement about the collaboration, noting that FC Utrecht and Castore have similar "ambitious DNA." Meanwhile, Castore's Director of Partnerships, Pascal Lafitte, stated that the partnership with FC Utrecht will help expand the Castore brand in the Netherlands.
5 April 2023: No More Nike: Footy Headlines Confirm FC Utrecht Castore Deal
We have received confirmation that Castore will be the new technical sponsor of FC Utrecht from next season onwards.
FC Utrecht Sign Castore Deal
Rumours had been circulating for a while but we can now confirm that this season will be Utrecht's last with Nike before their new deal with Castore comes into effect in the summer. Utrecht are the second Dutch club to partner with the English brand after Feyenoord, who announced their deal in January this year.
Neither Utrecht nor Castore have made an official announcement yet, but we at Footy Headlines have obtained proof of the existence of Castore Utrecht products for the 23-24 season. Utrecht have been wearing Nike kits and before that they had a seven year partnership with Hummel. They've previously worn kits from English brands Admiral and Reebok in the 80s and 90s.
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