THE Mariners will be playing with a new ball in the Football Conference next season.
The Football Conference have announced Jako as their new Official Ball Supplier for the next three seasons.
The Conference is well aware of the high standards Jako place on product quality and this was a huge factor in the deal, when it is anticipated some 4,000 balls will be used across all the competition for the coming season.
Brian Lee, the Chairman of the Football Conference said: “The match ball is the 'tool of our trade ' so it was imperative that we found a ball supplier who matched our own high standards. Over the course of the deal, the balls will be used in over 5000 matches so quality was of paramount importance."
Jako, based in Germany are renowned across Europe as an excellent outfit and as they looked to enter the UK market, the chance to work with the Football Conference was too good an opportunity to miss.
Paul Todd, Jako UK said: "It is a pleasure for us to be able to work in Partnership with the Football Conference over the next three years as an Official Partner. We see this as an important step and a big piece in the jigsaw for our development in the UK market. We feel the Conference is a perfect fit for our business and we are proud to be amongst the Football Conference family."
Jako were founded in 1989 by Rudi Spruegel and has developed into one of the biggest European Sporting outfitters.
The well-established business now has a turnover of $75 million, employing over 180 people. Jako work with a wide range of teams across twenty countries including; Frankfurt and Hannover in Germany, Young Boys Bern in Switzerland, Luxembourg National team and Moldova who England play in September at Wembley.
They pride themselves on being the Complete Sports Outfitter and are looking forward to developing this in the UK in the coming years.