Finta to outfit Vincy teams
October 15, 2004
Finta to outfit Vincy teams

All Vincentian national football teams will be outfitted by Finta – a Brazilian sports brand – for the next four years under terms of a new deal.

The first part of the contract was formalised with an official launch last Saturday night at the New Montrose Hotel. It marks the first time that national teams here have been fully sponsored, with the male senior team being the first recipient of the sponsorship deal. {{more}}

On hand to present the uniforms to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) was Finta’s representative Fredrick Aupont, who revealed that the sponsorship for the senior team amounted to EC$250,000. Training uniforms, travel wear, track suits, caps, sweat suits, rain coats, training bibs, shoe bags, shin guards, travel bags and two playing kits form the first phase of the sponsorship.

Finta – a company that has been in operation for the past 30 years – also handed over 2500 replica team jerseys to the SVGFF to be used for marketing purposes for the Federation.

President of the SVGFF, St. Claire Leacock, who was present at the launch, called the new partnership “the beginning of the relationship” between his organisation and Finta, which also sponsors the Trinidad and Tobago national squad.

This beginning was cemented immediately as the senior team donned their new outfits last Sunday in the reverse fixture against Mexico at the Arnos Vale Playing Field in which the local team went one down to the visitors.

Another product of the sponsorship is a proposed tour to Brazil early in 2005, by this country’s senior team.

Last Saturday’s launch was attended by members of the National Under-17 team, as well as the senior team.