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Mitre replaces Nike as FA ball partner

The English Football Association has entered into a partnership with British football equipment manufacturer Mitre.

The three-year deal names Mitre as the official football supplier across all FA competitions from the 2018-19 season onward.

Under the agreement, Mitre Delta Max balls will be used across the FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup competitions, as well as the Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, FA Trophy and FA Vase.

Balls will feature the logos of the respective competition, with the FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup models to be given a creative, bespoke design.

Mitre replaces US sportswear and equipment manufacturer Nike as the FA’s ball partner. The new partnership will begin with Sunday’s Community Shield match between Manchester City and Chelsea.