This is probably the least of the Perth Glory’s worries at the present time, but next season all of the A League clubs can choose their own apparel sponsor as the A League’s deal with Reebok comes to an end.
The Perth Glory have by all accounts spoken to a number of companies with a decision due to be announced in due course. They have apparently rejected respected football brands such as Umbro and Puma and plumped for a brand that we have been advised is big in the sport that we don’t mention, Blades.
This seems a strange choice once again, unless of course they are ploughing dollars into the club. Which will hopefully be revealed when the announcement is made. Umbro would have been an understandable brand to use here in Perth with so many ex pat British resident in Western Australia. They have been the supplier to the English and Irish team for a number of years. With over 40% of the population of Western Australia being first or second generation British and of these 18% Irish (Figures drawn from article in The Australian newspaper) it would have appeared a logical decision.