The Scottish first division club Hamilton Academical F.C. (1874) known locally as "The Accies" have clinched a new kit deal with sportswear giants Nike.The deal, which is effectively a ‘rolling contract’, is expected to last for at least three years, starting with season 2007/08.

Hamilton’s new kit is a traditional hooped design, with Nike design features which include mesh side-panels on the shirt.

After agreeing a "very amicable" severance with Wishaw-based suppliers TFG, it is hoped that Hamilton will wear the new Nike-branded kit in their last game of the season, against St Johnstone at New Douglas Park on April 28.

PUMA and the Italian Football Association (FIGC) have announced the continuation of their successful partnership beyond the 2014 World Cup and therewith reconfirm the contract signed in 2003 and renewed in November 2005.

The FIGC has underlined the long-term strategic partnership with PUMA especially with regards to the EURO 2008 and the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

PUMA will be the technical sponsor of all on-field, sideline, training and representation apparel and equipment to the associated Men’s and Women’s National Teams including the Futsal and Beach Soccer Teams beyond the 2014 World Cup.

Toronto FC unveiled their striking new jerseys at a media event held at sponsor BMO Bank of Montreal's First Canadian Place branch in downtown Toronto. Maurice Edu, the first pick in the 2007 Major League Soccer (MLS)

SuperDraft and Toronto FC's first pick in team history, wore the new jersey for photographers, reporters and guests who attended a news media briefing at the corner of King and Bay Streets in the heart of the city's financial district.

The jersey is manufactured by adidas and features distinctly European styling. .

AEG, operators of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy, and Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition direct-selling company, announced a five-year, between $3.5 million and $5 million a year expansion of Herbalife's agreement with AEG making Herbalife the presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Galaxy. The agreement gives Herbalife on-jersey exposure for its brand beginning with the upcoming 2007 season, which begins April 8.

"The national and international appeal of soccer and of the Los Angeles Galaxy club in particular, is a natural fit for our global philosophy of promoting a healthy, active lifestyle" said Herbalife CEO Michael O. Johnson.

Birmingham City and Umbro have rekindled their relationship from past years as the two sign a three-year sponsorship deal that will last until the 2009-2010 season.

 Umbro’s contract as the club’s exclusive manufacturer of all playing and training supplies harkens back to the 1970s and 1980s, when a similar contract existed between the two.

Birmingham City will be replacing their former supplier, Diadora, to join the ranks of Umbro’s high profile portfolio clubs. This portfolio includes other top league players such as England, Everton, Rangers, West Ham, West Bromwich Albion, Celta Vigo, Lyon, FC Dinamo, Malaga, and CSKA Moscow.  

Umbro has been looking to swoop up as many big name British clubs as possible, and Sunderland has been no exception. Sunderland has been netted in a five-year deal with the kit manufacturer. It was announced that the Black Cats will be amongst the newest clubs to have Umbro as their official provider of playing and training kit.

Despite a current contract with Lonsdale that has a two-and-a-half years run left, Umbro will be supplying for Sunderland for the 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons. Lonsdale and Sunderland have both agreed to end their agreement early allowing for Umbro’s head-start.

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn added: "In the next five years we’re all going to be working very hard to deliver this club's potential and Umbro are very welcome partners. 

This adds enormous strength to the direction the football club is taking and it's great that Umbro believe in us and what we're striving to achieve." 

The Dublin-based Bohemians have signed a new kit deal with Diadora, the Italian sportswear company.

The six figure deal should certainly give the club a boost over the three-year contract. The move will see the Bohemians return to their traditional red and black stripes for the home kit, although a slightly less traditional design will be used for the away kit. 

 It is a unique partnership that will see Leeds United Ladies playing in a personalised UMBRO kit, which has been specifically tailored for the team. In addition UMBRO will also supply training kit, equipment and boots.

Leeds United Ladies FC have announced that leading kit manufacturers Umbro will be supplying the playing kit for the first team in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup Final, as well as for the remainder of the season

It is a unique partnership that will see Leeds United Ladies playing in a personalised Umbro kit, which has been specifically tailored for the team. In addition Umbro will also supply training kit, equipment and boots.

Chairperson, Melanie Vauvelle said "I am delighted with the sponsorship and we are proud to be associated with a leading football brand." 

 Hearts have agreed a new two-year commercial kit deal with manufacturer Umbro that will net the club an undisclosed seven-figure sum each year.

Hearts have agreed a new two-year commercial kit deal with manufacturer Umbro that will net the club an undisclosed seven-figure sum each year. As part of the sponsorship arrangement Hearts will be the sole UK distributor of all replica merchandise

-Two year agreement is biggest commercial kit sponsor deal in Hearts' history

-Worth a seven figure sum per annum to Hearts

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West Ham United have signed a shirt sponsorship deal with XL, a charter airline with links to Iceland, beginning from the start of next season. XL will pay the Barclays Premiership club about £2.5 million a season, more than three times the value of their present deal with Jobserve.

It is thought that the deal has contingencies in the event that the club are relegated at the end of the season. The London club announced in October that Umbro will be their new kit manufacturers from next season.