From: Heinemann Soccer Communications

May 13, 2015











Heinemann Soccer announced today that they have extended their partnership with Umbro for another year.   This marks three years that Umbro has partnered with Heinemann Soccer.  This agreement establishes Umbro as the sole equipment provider for all Heinemann Soccer camps and clinics.  Umbro, based in

Manchester, England, has been distributing football (soccer)

equipment world-wide for 90 years.  The “double diamond”,

as it is commonly referred to, is one of the largest equipment

suppliers in the world and is known for their recent sponsorship

of the English Premier League’s Everton Football Club, who

finished 5th in the Barclays Premier League this past season. 

Harold Humphries, the man who started Umbro in his teens,

was around the same age as Tom Heinemann was when he

started Heinemann Soccer.  In 1924, Harold started his

sportswear company in a small house on Green Lane in

Wilmslow, England.  He had the idea to bring a tailoring

touch to sportswear in hopes of stylishly accommodating

the practical needs of the competitive athlete.  Umbro started

as a small company, with the first deliveries made by handcarts,

but within 10 years it grew into a well-known and widely owned

football brand.  Owner Tom Heinemann was very enthusiastic of the partnership.  He spoke of what it meant to endorse the iconic football sportswear distributor, “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Umbro.  Umbro is a top company with top soccer product and we are blessed to work with such a high quality company.”  The passion Umbro has towards developing sportswear seems quite on par with that of Heinemann Soccer’s passion of developing players, “We both have similar visions and to be able to train with top-level equipment and sportswear is incredible not only for us, but for each player that comes through our system.  It helps us put the players in the best possible environment to succeed and it allows us the opportunity to coach players to the best of our ability.”   Umbro released the following statement in regards to the partnership: “Umbro is very proud to partner with Heinemann Soccer again for the 2015 year as we share the vision of One Goal, One Passion. Umbro has had a single-minded focus on soccer since 1924 and we are proud to be sponsors at the grassroots level as well as the professional level world-wide.”  – Umbro; the Heart and Soul of Soccer To purchase or view Umbro’s 2015 product line, visit or visit, the largest Umbro distributor in North America. 

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