Update: Confirming our exclusive information, FC Utrecht announced the signing of a new partnership with Castore, a relatively recent English clothing brand. The partnership will be able to see Castore becoming the sole official merchandise and clothing sponsor of FC Utrecht football club beginning the next season. The agreement will encompass FC Utrecht’s first team as well as the women’s team, reserves team as well as youth teams.
The announcement photo evokes memories of the famous UEFA Champions League stadium as shown in the intro scene. Utrecht has never participated in this tournament. UEFA Champions League, however. The style, however, is based on the current branding identity that Utrecht launched in the past two years.
Castore has worked previously with other elite sports teams, such as Spanish football team Sevilla FC, English football club Newcastle United, and Formula 1 teams McLaren Racing and Oracle Red Bull Racing for which Max Verstappen is a racer.
In the course of the collaboration, Castore will design unique FC Utrecht clothing collections and operate their club’s Fanshop along with the Webshop. The collection will be on sale in various locations throughout the region starting next summer. In addition, the club’s new uniforms for 2023/2024 will be announced soon.
FC Utrecht’s Director of Partnerships, Joost Broerse, expressed his excitement about the partnership, pointing out it is because FC Utrecht and Castore have the same “ambitious DNA.” The Director of Partnerships, Pascal Lafitte, said that the collaboration together with FC Utrecht would help expand the Castore brand’s presence in the Netherlands.
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We have been informed that Castore will become the technical partner for FC Utrecht from next season and beyond.
Rumors have been floating around for some time, but we now know that this is Utrecht’s final season with Nike prior to their new agreement with Castore being in effect during the summer. Utrecht will be the third Dutch club to join the English brand following Feyenoord and Feyenoord, who announced their partnership in January of this year.
There is no official announcement yet. Utrecht or Castore have made an official announcement however, the team here at Footy Headlines has obtained proof of the existence of Castore Utrecht products for the 23-24 season. Utrecht has been sporting Nike kits for the past few years and prior to they had a seven-year partnership with Hummel. They’ve also worn kits of English brand Admiral as well as Reebok in the 90s and 80s.