Ilkeston clinch new deal

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Ilkeston FC have secured a two-and-a-half-year deal with Irish firm O’Neills to handle their kit and a new range of branded leisurewear.

Although this will not result in a change to the current playing kit for the rest of the season, new Ilkeston FC leisurewear is already available at and will be on sale from the Club Shop from December 14.

O’Neills, who are based in Strabane, Northern Ireland, with a UK base at Leigh in Lancashire, were founded in 1918 and are renowned as a leading manufacturer of Gaelic football and hurling merchandise. They have more recently moved into the rugby market - union and league - as well as working with an increasing number of football clubs.