Bombay Gymkhana has announced Umbro as official kit sponsor for 2016/17 season. Umbro is the original Manchester based football brand that invented sportswear and sports tailoring. The British based sporting brand will provide the match kits for the Senior Football Team and their Under-19 team. The U-19 team is called the ‘Bombay Gym Colts’ and were promoted this year into the 1st Division of the MDFA League. The Senior Team happens to be the only amateur team playing in the Pro Mumbai Football League.
Future Lifestyle Fashion is the official licensee’s of Umbro in India. Speaking about the partnership Rachna Aggarwal CEO Future Lifestyle Fashion said, “With a legacy of over 140 years Bombay Gymkhana has always been pro-sports. It is a proud moment for Umbro with its own rich sporting history to associate with such an institution and strengthen Umbro’s identity by engaging with consumers at points where football and culture collide”.
Vineet Gangwani Bombay Gym Captain said “Football is one of the most popular sports in the Historic Bombay Gymkhana Club. This year we are very happy to state that a supreme and traditional Sports Brand such as Umbro has come on as a kit partner for the Bombay Gym Football Teams. Umbro has specially designed the Bombay Gym Uniforms keeping in mind the club colour of 140 years”.
Umbro has been at the heart and soul of football since 1924 the company combines its heritage with modern football culture to create groundbreaking and iconic football shoes, apparel and merchandise. Umbro currently designs the kit for teams like Everton, West Ham, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers and previously supplied the likes of England National Team and both the Manchester clubs.
Bombay Gymkhana, established in 1875, is one of the oldest clubs in the city. Located in South Mumbai the club has a fascinating history of being the first to centralise multiple sports into one club in the country. Their football team comprises of a Senior Football Team and an Under-19 team that plays matches for the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), their own prestigious titles like the Merchants Cup and key International tournaments