World-renowned sportswear brand Umbro has today been announced as the official Kit Supplier for the inaugural Star Sixes tournament.
Umbro, technical kit suppliers to more than 120 clubs around the globe, has designed the strips that will be worn by all 12 nations during the six-a-side world cup for legends at The O2, London, July 13-16.
The galaxy of stars representing England, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Nigeria, Mexico, Scotland, Denmark and China will compete for the Star Sixes trophy in kits produced by the authentic British brand.
Umbro already has links to several of the footballing icons on show, having supplied boots to the likes of England’s Michael Owen, Brazil’s Roberto Carlos and Portugal’s Deco during their professional careers.
Organised by Pitch International (London), in partnership with Football Champions Tour, a leading sports management agency, Star Sixes will reunite the world’s greatest players in their national team colours to renew old rivalries.
Other footballing icons that will be wearing Umbro’s famous ‘Double Diamond’ trademark during four days of intense competition include Steven Gerrard, Rivaldo, Alessandro Del Piero, Carles Puyol, Robert Pires, Michael Ballack, Deco and Jay-Jay Okocha.
“Umbro are renowned across the globe for their cutting edge kit design and we’re delighted to welcome them on board as an official partner of Star Sixes,” said Neil Bailey, CEO of Star Sixes.
“The high quality of the strips they have produced for each of the 12 nations, which we look forward to unveiling in the coming days, is in keeping with the calibre of world-class players competing on the Star Sixes stage.”
Authentic British football brand Umbro carries a great deal of history and heritage in kit design spanning almost a century.
Founded in Manchester in 1924, its portfolio of global clubs includes Everton, West Ham United, PSV, Cruzeiro and Vasco da Gama. Most recently in Germany, Umbro will be partnering with SV Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 from the start of the 2018/19 season.
Each nation competing at Star Sixes, which will be screened live by Sky Sports, will boast a ten-man squad.
The tournament will feature a group phase followed by knockout stages – including penalty shootouts – culminating in the Star Sixes Final, when the trophy will be at stake.
Tickets, which start at £30 for Adults and £10 Juniors, are on sale at www.starsixes.com/tickets