Umbro has extended its long standing partnership with the English FA until end of July 2018, in a deal that will benefit grass roots football.
The FA will reinvest funds generated by the extension back in the game across all levels. The money will be spread across a variety of initiatives including the National Football Centre in Burton and 3 000 County FA courses every year.
Commenting on the agreement, Martin Prothero, Senior Vice President of Football at Umbro said: “We are delighted to announce the extension of our contract with The Football Association. Umbro has been part of English football longer than anyone and it is only natural that we work with The FA to develop the game.
"We are absolutely committed to supporting The FA at all levels of the game, both broad and deep, and we feel now is the right time to show that commitment as we head into a new era for English football
FA general secretary Alex Home said: “We have a fantastic relationship with Umbro that spans almost 60 years,”
“They are part of the fabric of English football and this significant long-term investment into our partnership demonstrates the enduring strength of the England brand.”