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Newport County AFC are delighted to announce that FBT will be our 2017/18 kit manufacturer

12 June 2017

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Newport County AFC are delighted to announce that FBT will be the Club’s Kit Manufacturer for the upcoming season.

The manufacturer will produce strips for the First Team, Academy Teams and Community teams.  FBT join The Exiles as the Club look to build on the success of last season when league survival was made possible by belief and commitment from all the players and management at the club and achieved with a last-minute goal.

FBT was founded in 1952 and is Thailand’s leading Sports Company.  A multi-award-winning sports brand, they have grown steadily since they were established and now provide sporting equipment and kit to over 40 countries.  Their worldwide expansion has seen the rise of FBT Europe (based in Yorkshire) which is part of the “Football Thai Factory Sporting Goods Co Ltd” boasting a 60-year history of developing and selling quality sporting goods

FBT Europe’s Chairman, Sir Rodney Walker, said: “FBT Europe are excited to be working with Newport County A.F.C, by completing a minimum three-year partnership as the official kit supplier and apparel supplier to the club, and its loyal fan base.

“We are looking forward to working closely, with such a passionate and determined club.

“Building on our successful relationship with the EFL and EFL Trust, we are proud to be partnering several professional league football and rugby clubs in the UK, in addition, to be being the official, England Boxing and Women’s World Cup Lacrosse merchandise and sportswear supplier, and the official, UK FootGolf Association teamwear and merchandise suppliers”.

Newport County AFC director, Shaun Johnson, said: “Following a thorough tender process, we’re delighted to be partnering with FBT in this key area.  FBT’s commitment to be not only our kit supplier, but also to support the Club in a number of key areas – including with the academy and within community – set them out as a clear winner in front of a range of suppliers.  We’re looking forward to progressing and developing the relationship over the next three years for the benefit of both parties.”

FBT aim to keep the fans at the forefront of the new developments of leisure and training wear, being a manufacturer, allowing for bespoke clothing ranges, and unique designs for the team and supporters.  Find out more about them through the FBT Europe website.

Our 2017/18 kit will be launched early in July – Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for details.


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