Doncaster Rovers Football Club announced that they have agreed a three-year deal with sportswear giant Nike to become the official kit manufacturer from the start of the 2010/11 npower Championship season.
The high performance sports good brand were among a number of companies presented to Doncaster Rovers about becoming the Club's new kit supplier and after several week s of negotiations the agreement has now been signed.
Doncaster Rovers Chief Executive, Dave Morris, said:
"The decision in choosing a new kit supplier has taken time and we had many offers on the table from several suppliers, including a deal with our existing manufacturer."
"Right from the start of the tender process, Nike stood out from the other deals."
"It was important however to find the right deal for the Club and the fans, and not to be swayed simply by brand power. After a series of meetings over recent weeks, Nike demonstrated that they had the passion, desire and commitment to work with Doncaster Rovers and we are delighted to be able to associate the Club with such a powerful brand. To be able to attract a company like Nike to Doncaster Rovers shows how far the Club have come in recent years and highlights our status as an established Championship club."
The deal involves a tie up with Nike's football partners Just Sport Pro Club, who will be undertaking a refurbishment of the Club Shop at the Keepmoat Stadium, which will be ready in time for the new season. Managing Director Peter Crawford said:
"We are pleased to welcome Doncaster Rovers into the Nike family, and look forward to developing a close relationship with the Club over the next three seasons. Doncaster Rovers are a club with a fine tradition with passionate supporters and we look forward to delivering them the Nike brand."
As a result of the Club signing the new deal, two new Doncaster Rovers kits for the upcoming campaign will also be unveiled in the coming weeks. Don't forget to keep checking YOUR Official Website over the course of the summer for glimpses of the new Rovers kits and for the grand unveiling!
This is the third major commercial signing that has been announced by Doncaster Rovers during the close-season and comes off the back of One Call Insurance becoming the Club's Main Sponsor and Moss Properties agreeing to sponsor the Club's shorts from next season.