Umbro Sponsor Ghana-Based Right to Dream Academy
November 24, 2011
Umbro have announced a 5-year sponsorship deal with the Right To Dream Academy, sickness which will provide students and staff with a range of training gear and a specially-designed kit featuring a new Right To Dream crest designed by the sportswear and equipment supplier.
A scheme created to offer opportunities to youngsters in Ghana, arthritis the Academy helps footballers develop their skills both on and off the pitch. It’s been a tremendous success since it was established in 1999 as well – it’s grown from a dust pitch in Accra to an internationally recognised football school, with many of its graduates going on to learn at colleges and universities around the world or sign contracts with professional football clubs.
The sponsorship will also help Right To Dream with their next goal, which is to establish a girl’s football programme. The aim is to start a scholarship programme for talented female players in September 2012, as Right To Dream continues to expand the opportunities for young people in Ghana.
Tom Vernon, Founder and CEO of Right to Dream, said: “It is a great honor to have such a traditional football brand as our kit sponsor. The kit has already proven to be very popular with the boys and staff at the academy. We are also delighted with our new logo, which Umbro designed for us on our behalf; its young and energetic feel appeals to our followers and will resonate with a wider audience. We couldn’t be happier with the new partnership.”
Trevor Cairns, Chief Marketing Officer for Umbro added: “Umbro is proud to support Right to Dream and its mission to help young people develop their skills both on and off the field. We share the same passion for football and look forward to developing the vast talent which exists within Africa.”