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Jan 15, 2021   |  1:20AM AET

Glory confirms four-year extension to Macron partnership

Glory confirms four-year extension to Macron partnership

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that it has extended its partnership with Macron for an additional four seasons.

The club first partnered with the Italian sportswear company in 2013 and the relationship is now set to extend beyond a decade, making it one of the most enduring in A-League history.

Founded in Bologna in 1971, Macron has developed into a major player in the global sportswear market and now provides apparel for a host of high-profile football clubs including Lazio, Sampdoria, Bologna, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Sporting Lisbon, AJ Auxerre, Deportivo La Coruna and Hajduk Split.

It is also a major force in a number of other sports, notably rugby union where it currently lists the national teams of Wales, Scotland and Italy among its clientele.

Perth Glory CEO Tony Pignata is thrilled that the club’s long-standing partnership with Macron is set to continue.

“This is a really positive announcement for Perth Glory,” he said.

“Macron have a proven track record for producing stylish, innovative and practical teamwear that our players and Members and fans alike enjoy wearing and we look forward to working closely with Andrea Palilla (Macron Country Manager) and his team over the course of the next four seasons.

“Macron accredits its success to a combination of hard work and constant improvement and that is a philosophy that we very much share as a football club.”

Macron CEO Gianluca Pavanello and Country Manager Andrea Palilla, meanwhile, noted that the partnership with Glory is spearheading the company’s drive into Australian sport at a wider level.

“We are extremely proud to continue our long lasting cooperation with Perth Glory,” said Pavanello.

“Solid partnerships like the one with the Australian club come from the excellent relationship between the parties and allow us to create and develop in the long term, making products exclusively designed for the club.

“The Australian market is more and more important for Macron, with our presence increasing thanks to other new partnerships with top clubs in other sports such as Port Adelaide and Parramatta Eels who have also signed long-lasting partnerships like the one we have with Perth Glory. 

“A multi-year agreement like this,” added Palilla, “has come from the very strong relationship created between the parties and the ability to model the needs of the players and staff in a very technical product.

“We work very hard alongside the club to always create something special which tells the story and reflects the identity of Perth Glory FC and are looking to doing so for the next four seasons.”