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Football League extend Mitre football supplier deal until 2015

Mitre has become the Football League’s longest serving commercial partner after agreeing an extension to be the league’s official ball supplier until 2015.  

The world's oldest football brand be has been the official ball supplier of The Football League for over a quarter of a century and will now continue to provide match balls to the all the Football League competitions as well as the Carling Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Kieron Kilbride, director of business development at The Football League, said:  "Our relationship with Mitre is one of the longest running in UK Sport and this extension during difficult economic times represents increased value for The League.

Gary Hibbert, managing director of Mitre, added:  "The Football League is one of the most exciting competitions in the world and we're thrilled to extend the deal to be the official ball supplier. We're looking forward to a long and successful partnership with The Football League and another four years of unrivalled excitement, drama and goals being scored with our Mitre balls!"

It was also confirmed that the Mitre TENSILE will continue to be used for the 2011/12 season. The TENSILE has a unique graphic design with each of the 72 clubs using balls individually printed in club colours and displaying their club badge.

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