Columbus Eagles FC is proud to announce a new apparel partnership with Italian sportswear brand Erreà. The three-year deal is a massive improvement for the Eagles as the club transitions into play at Capital University in 2020 for its seventh WPSL season.
Erreà, which is headquartered in Parma, Italy, and has an office in New York City, will work with the club to outfit the Eagles’ players, coaches, and staff with custom jerseys and gear for the 2020 season.
“We are really excited to partner with Erreà for 2020 and beyond. Erreà brings a rich history in sports apparel and is excited to support the women’s game,” Eagles owner Mark Wise said. “In addition to the expected back-office logistical improvements, the Eagles will offer a full range of Erreà products to our fans and youth affiliates at attractive pricing. We welcome Erreà to our growing base of corporate partners.”
The Eagles will have access to Erreà’s entire apparel catalogue, parts of which will be available in the club’s online shop. Official youth affiliates of the club will have the ability to order discounted Erreà apparel. (You can get in touch about being an Eagles affiliated group here.)
In 2019, the Eagles played in custom designed matchday kits for the first time – they were designed in-house by Larissa Najjar, the club’s lead designer. The black home and gold away kits have been purchased by Eagles fans in every time zone in the continental U.S.
“I spent nearly 30 years playing soccer and in all that time my uniforms were cut and/or designed for men,” Najjar said. “I’m so happy to be able to design kits for the women of the Columbus Eagles with Erreà’s expert production and assistance. We’re looking forward to the huge boost in quality of our uniforms this year because of this partnership between the Eagles and Erreà.”
Erreà already has a presence in the global women’s game as the technical provider for Florentia San Gimignano, a Serie A club located just outside of Florence, Italy.
Roberto Gandolfi, Erreà USA President, said: “We’re really honored to have been chosen as technical partner for this unique project of which we share values and objectives. We’re proud of starting this adventure together in U.S. women’s soccer with the Columbus Eagles, which has been a point of reference for a long time. We’re ready with enthusiasm and passion to invest our 30 years of experience and look forward to the beginning of the season.”
Founded in 1988, Erreà® is a leading technical sportswear brand based in Parma, Italy. The Erreà logo is proudly worn by many sports teams, from junior leagues to some of the most respected clubs in Europe and around the world, including the Iceland national team, Norwich City FC, Parma Calcio, and Queens Park Rangers.