On Tuesday Global Sportslifestyle brand PUMA announced a new partnership with the Slovak Football Association, becoming the Official Supplier of apparel and equipment for all the associated Slovak National Football teams, including the men’s A team, Olympic , Junior and the Women’s National Football team. The new PUMA Slovak National Home and Away kits were also unveiled at a press conference in Bratislava.
The Slovak “A” team will debut the new home kit during the game against Turkey on the 29 February 2012. The team will also wear these playing kits throughout its 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign, as Slovakia look to build on the success of reaching the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Paul Gautier, PUMA Czech and Slovak Republic General Manager said; “We are excited to work with the Slovak Football Association. The Slovak Republic has a rich football history and we believe a strong future. We are confident that this new partnership with the Slovak Football Association will contribute to the continued positive development of the PUMA brand in Slovakia.”
Slovak Football Association president Ján Kováčik added: “This partnership agreement with PUMA is very important to us. PUMA has such a strong global reputation and expertise in developing technical apparel and distributing licensed product, and we are very happy to confirm this partnership. ”
Alongside the partnership announcement, PUMA unveiled the new Slovak National Home and Away kits. These new kits are part of the PUMA Power12 collection which also includes the PowerCat 1.12 football boots. The kits are based around the Slovak National flag colours; the Home shirt is designed in white with blue details and the Away shirt is blue with white details. Both kits include the Slovak National Emblem on the left chest side and PUMA branding. The design of the kit reflects the dynamic and modern character of the Slovak National Team.
The Kit´s POWER technology was developed using 3D motion analysis, a scientific method for detection and quantification of human movement. Details of this analysis are incorporated into the design of the outfits and ensure that the player moves with minimum power and energy.
The press conference was held in the EXIsport store in Eurovea Galleria, Bratislava before the Slovak Footballer of the Year declaration. The new kits were presented by Slovak National Football team players - Kamil Kopúnek, Juraj Kucka and Michal Brezanik. The press conference was also attended by Ján Kováčik (Slovak Football Association president) and Paul Gautier (PUMA Czech and Slovak Republic General Manager).
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