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September 3, 2015 | - Football

Football debuts its new uniforms Friday night.

Concordia Stingers team up with Russell Athletic

The Concordia University Department of Recreation and Athletics is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with Russell Athletic to be the official supplier of apparel and uniforms for the Stingers.

“We’re very excited about this new agreement with Russell Athletic,” said Patrick Boivin, the department’s athletic director. “We were looking for a partner that is forward-thinking and on the leading edge of athletic apparel supply, and I feel we have found the perfect fit. These are exciting times for the Stingers and we’re looking forward to making our mark with the Russell as our outfitter.”

Boivin ushered in a new era for Stinger sports with the introduction of a dynamic new brand, logo and the 2015 Russell football uniforms at a press conference this week.

“I’m really excited,” said fifth-year captain Jamal Henry. “The whole team thinks the uniforms are great. It’s a little bit old school and a little bit new school.”

Concordia becomes the only CIS athletic department to have a partnership for which Russell Athletic is the official provider of apparel and uniforms.

“Russell Athletic is an iconic brand that is synonymous with collegiate sports in the United States,” said Michael Kohl, Senior VP Sale Canada. “As a brand we have just started to scratch the surface of what we can provide to Canadian athletes. We are proud to be partnering with Concordia University to help accelerate our growth in Canada while allowing us to showcase our industry leading technology and uniforms. Together we are looking forward to setting the standard for sporting apparel in the CIS for many years to come.”

All the Stinger programs will be outfitted in Russell apparel. The first to show off the new gear will be the football team when it opens its season at home on Friday versus the Sherbrooke Vert & Or at 7 p.m.