PFA Ireland is delighted to announce a 3 year partnership with Joma Sport. The official launch was held on Thursday 25th August 2016 at the PFA Ireland HQ in Abbotstown, Dublin.
Under the agreement, Joma through PFA Ireland, will provide all registered PFA Ireland players with Pro category Joma football boots for each season of the 3-year term. Joma's deal will also incorporate sponsorship of one of the awards at our annual awards dinner this year which will be held in The Marker Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, October 29.
The boots selected by PFA Ireland for the 1st season of the partnership include The Joma PROPULSION LITE which weighing just 160g is the lightest boot that Joma have ever produced, using a microfiber upper and 1-piece outsole with combined heel counter, The Joma N10-PRO which has an ultra-light microfiber upper with a uniquely designed outsole to provide protection and the Joma CHAMPION which is an ultra-lightweight synthetic boot designed to meet the comfort and support demanded by Pro players.
PFA Ireland General Secretary, Stephen McGuinness said,"We are delighted to have an agreement with Joma Sport and it's something we have been pursuing over the last number of years. There is a perception out there that professional players are given boots for free but the reality is far from that. This deal allows us to supply all our members with top quality footwear over the next 3 years which can only be beneficial for our players and our association. I'd like to thank Gary Bright, Brand Manager of Joma UK, for all his help and cooperation in finalising this deal."
About Joma Sport
Joma Sport is a 100% Spanish Capital Company, dedicated to the manufacture and marketing of sports equipment. Joma is in the top five global sports brands. It was founded by Fructuoso López in 1965, and since then its progress has been quick to be present in markets of more than 100 countries and having subsidiaries eight countries: Mexico, Panama, Brazil, USA, Italy, China, Britain and Germany
Since its foundation, Joma has been closely related with two sports: football and athletics. He has joined with sponsorship agreements with great athletes and teams like Emilio Butragueño and Alfonso (Real Madrid players), Pepe Reina (world champion soccer with the Spanish selection), Sevilla FC, Valencia CF, ACF Fiorentina, Levski Sofia, US Citta di Palermo, Sampdoria, FC Espanyol and selections like Romania, Honduras and Cuba.Due to these sponsorships, Joma is present in all world major soccer leagues, in all international competitions and the World Cup. Currently, in the Liga, it is the official technical sponsor of Granada CF, Getafe CF and Espanyol FC. And in 2016 added Swansea City from the English Premier League, Villarreal from La Liga and Sligo Rovers from The League of Ireland.
The Joma brand adds its image to other sports such as athletics, sponsoring Spanish National Athletics; tennis with Alex Dolgopolov, Nicolas Almagro, Pablo Carreño, Jan-Lennard Struff, Marcel Granollers or Iñigo Cervantes among others; and other groups high profile sponsorships such as the Spanish Olympic Committee. The 2016 Rio Olympics saw over 10% of the competing athletes wearing the famous Joma brand including Spain, Mexico Portugal, Morocco, amongst others.