Adelaide United has announced that they have renewed its three-year agreement with Global Technical Partner UCAN.
The Reds and UCAN originally teamed up in September 2020 in a relationship that set a club record. This new agreement surpassed its predecessor and shattered the Reds’ record for the richest commercial deal
Since their collaboration began, United and UCAN have produced some of the A-League’s best-designed playing, training, and off-field clothing – setting annual records for club retail sales.
UCAN, a well-known football brand in China for more than 30 years, was founded in 1988 by Chinese players and brothers Zhao Dayu and Zhao Daxin. UCAN’s corporate office is located in the city of Guangzhou. However, UCAN became Shenyang Haishi FC’s gear partner in 1994, becoming the first indigenous company to sponsor a club in China.
In the past decade, the organisation has begun exploring opportunities abroad with a strong focus on entering the football market in Australia. Adelaide United is incidentally the first professional football team overseas to be sponsored by UCAN.
Adelaide United Head of Commercial Fabrizio Petrone, said via press release:
“From the outset, the working partnership we have had with UCAN has been outstanding,” he stated.
“Our ability to collaborate and innovate our playing, training, and off-field apparel has been second to none, enabling us to set the benchmark right across the A-Leagues. We are excited for the next three years and bringing our Adelaide United family some of the most aesthetically appealing and functional Reds clothing to-date”.
UCAN’s Global General Manager Ally Zhao shared similar views, adding via press release:
“We are very happy to extend our partnership with Adelaide United. Working alongside one of the most successful A-Leagues clubs is very exciting for us and we have enjoyed every aspect of our journey together so far,” she said.
“At UCAN, we are very excited about expanding our brand into the Australian market and we believe there is no better professional organisation to work alongside to help achieve this than Adelaide United.”
The Reds will face Western Sydney Wanderers in the Australia Cup on August 26 where the UCAN kits will be in full display.