Thanks to the efforts of Football Queensland’s official match ball partner Ultra Football, thousands of Nike footballs have been distributed free of charge to Queensland clubs all throughout the state.
Ultra Football are an online sports retailer originating from Sydney who specialise in selling genuine brand boots and shirts, including Nike, adidas and Puma. Most notably, they have the largest physical football store in the world based in the suburb of Alexandria in Sydney.
Announced in December 2020, the ground-breaking partnership between FQ and Ultra Football has delivered tens of thousands of dollars of value to clubs across the state already.
FQ Chief Executive Officer Robert Cavallucci expressed his delight at the support that the partnership with Ultra Football has afforded clubs state-wide.
“This innovative Queensland-wide partnership has provided free balls to hundreds of clubs from Mt Isa to Mackay to Moreton Bay,” he said.
“Nike is the official competition ball for the National Premier Leagues Queensland and the Football Queensland Premier League in 2021, but this partnership also provides direct benefits to grassroots clubs.
“We consulted with clubs across the state and Nike was clearly the preferred ball, so it has been great to see so many clubs from all levels of the game receiving their Nike balls from Ultra Football.
“This is a great example of Football Queensland negotiating on behalf of the state to deliver a positive outcome for Queensland clubs.
“Football Queensland is delivering on its strategic objective to provide greater resources for our clubs and high-quality participation experiences for players no matter their level or geographic location.”
Matthew Adams, General Manager of Ultra Football, said he was proud to partner with FQ to provide footballs to clubs throughout the state.
“Over the past few months Ultra Football has dispatched hundreds of orders to clubs and the feedback so far has been terrific,” he said.
“We are proud to supply the official match balls for the NPL and FQPL competitions as well as to grassroots clubs across the state.”