Hibernian FC announced that Le Coq Sportif is to extend the agreement to be Kit Sponsor of the Club for another year, to the end of season 2009/10.
The deal will see Le Coq Sportif produce and supply all Hibernian FC home and away kit, as well as a full range of training gear for next season.
The securing of the deal comes after a competitive tender process featuring several sportswear manufacturers, and the agreement will extend Hibernian’s relationship with Le Coq Sportif to 10 years.
Fife Hyland, Commercial Director, Hibernian FC, said of the deal today: “This is a fantastic agreement for the Club on lots of levels. After a lengthy and very thorough tender process and examination of the market, Le Coq Sportif once again provided the best solution for the Club.
The commercial benefits and return are of paramount consideration, especially in the current climate, but the players also require the highest possible standard in terms of technical performance of the kit – on both these factors, Le Coq Sportif were by far the best candidate.
“Coupled with that is the excellent working relationship built over a number of years, and the control and management the Club retains over the design and specification of the kit.
It is important that Hibernian FC retains its unique sense of identity through the kit, and the extended agreement allows the Club to have that. We are very excited about the new kit and look forward to launching it to the supporters in June.”
Paul Harrington, Football Brand Manager, Le Coq Sportif said: “We are delighted to extend our long-standing relationship with Hibernian FC and look forward to another successful season, on and off the pitch.”