Hearts have announced that PUMA are to become the Edinburgh side’s new kit suppliers, providing the club with all of its official playing kit and training wear.
Hearts owner Ann Budge, commenting after signing the commercial deal, said: “PUMA is a globally recognised brand and we are delighted to be working with them as we move forward into another exciting phase for the football club.
“As well as supplying our official playing kit and training wear, the deal will also see an extensive range of quality merchandise available to fans, which will ensure we look the part both on and off the field. I am particularly pleased that we have been able to extend our range of offerings to meet the needs of our lady supporters…something I have received quite a few emails about!
“PUMA has also been very supportive with regard to meeting the requirements of our somewhat unusual third kit for next season; the fan tribute strip which will feature the names of some 8000 pledgers to the Foundation of Hearts. We look forward to seeing that grace the Tynecastle turf in season 2015-16.”
The German company currently supply Championship opponents Rangers, as well as top clubs such as Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
Ruth How, Head of Marketing UKIB, said: “We are very happy to become the official kit and training wear provider for Heart of Midlothian Football Club. It is a great club with a magnificent history.
“Heart of Midlothian FC, the oldest football club in the Scottish capital, having formed in 1874, has forged a tremendous relationship with the fans and local community and we are delighted to be part of that. These attributes make them a great addition to our UK football portfolio.”