Football: S-League and other FAS competitions to use Mitre footballs for the next five years

The S-League has announced that Mitre will become their official football and product supplier for the next five years.
The S-League has announced that Mitre will become their official football and product supplier for the next five years.PHOTO: ST SPORTS DESK

SINGAPORE - The S-League announced on Monday a five-year deal with Mitre, which will see the sports equipment brand become the league's official football and product supplier.

As part of the deal, Mitre will provide its football for the S-League, Prime League, Singapore Cup, League Cup, COE League, National Football League and Island Wide League matches.

Mitre also supplies footballs to The Football League in England, from the second-tier League Championship to League Two, and Scotland's Professional Football League.

The Delta Hyperseam ball, which will be used in the S-League, features Mitre's unique 12-panel construction with textured surface for optimum aerodynamic control. It claims to have zero water uptake for consistency in wet and dry conditions.

The S-League had previously used Mikasa footballs since 2000.

Alfred Toh, general manager of Teamwork Sports LLP, Mitre's licensee for Singapore and Malaysia, said: "The S-League provides us with a new platform to demonstrate the technological advancement of our products whilst encouraging purchase among players and fans. Mitre is dedicated to being at the heart of football and improving the quality of play at every level."

Football Association of Singapore (FAS) vice-president Lim Kia Tong said: "This partnership goes beyond dollars and cents. There will also be other benefits for us, including the possibility of linking up with clubs from the United Kingdom due to Mitre's links to The Football League."