FOOTBALL: Ambitious Horncastle Town sign new kit deal with German company

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Horncastle Town should be one of the smartest teams in the Sills and Betteridge League next season after agreeing a kit partnership deal with German sports brand JAKO.

It is a major boost for Town as JAKO enjoys a high profile in Europe and worldwide supplying strips for the likes of German Bundesliga team Hannover 96, Young Boys Bern from Switzerland, Sturm Graz of Austria and SC Herenveen of Holland.

They are also the official kit partner to national sides Luxembourg, Jordan and Moldova who came up against England last year in the World Cup qualifying rounds.

In the UK, JAKO are the official match ball supplier to the Football Conference and kit partners to 
Conference clubs Tamworth, Hyde and Leamington FC.

Town currently run two senior teams and eight junior teams and are registered with the Football Association as a Charter Standard Development Club.

Club spokesman Andrew Cotton said: “This is excellent news for Horncastle Town.

“Our progression as a club with the new clubhouse facility and a kit deal like this ensure the 
progression and unification of our teams throughout.

“To draw such a name as Jako shows the club is moving in the right direction and I am delighted to have secured the brand as exclusive supplier.”

Glen Wilkinson, Director of Pro Active Teamwear and JAKO UK said: “Since we took over the JAKO brand license, we have been looking for ways to improve on prices, service and incentives and have invented an initiative called the JAKO direct club scheme.

“Horncastle Town FC have been a long standing customer of mine and we approached the club to put forward our proposals.

“They have been very good to me over the years and I am very pleased to continue servicing and supporting the club going forward.”

Town are also delighted to confirm that Paul Riddel Skip Hire will continue as sponsors of the first team home kit for next season.