JVW Football Club have partnered with Vita South Africa and have secured a 2-year Vita ball partnership encompassing the Club and all youth divisions. The deal will see the Banyana captain and JVW FC founder, Janine Van Wyk’s 2019 SASOL National champion team, playing with the Vita Fusion ball in their debut season of the second edition of the SAFA Women’s National League, when football eventually resumes post the country-wide sporting restrictions.
The newly launched Vita Fusion Ball is an embossed and thermo bonded ball with almost zero water uptake.
Vita South Africa, is a brand new South African football company that has proudly developed a niche range of top-class sport balls for ALL occasions. The new brand comes with a 15 year heritage in the top-end football markets. As part of the two-year partnership, Vita will provide balls to all the JVW FC teams including their impressive youth set-up.
Vita have agreed within the new partnership that a percentage of their sales will go back into Women’s football development through the JVW Programme for Girls Football (NPC).
Grant Stephen, Managing Director of Legacy Sports & Leisure who own the global Vita rights, said:
“As a former owner of the local Mitre brand, and many other sport brands, I’m proud to have used our experience in launching a truly top-end range of balls in South Africa that emanate from the best factories that currently produce the world’s leading balls. We have always been impressed with JVW FC and their vision for the future and am delighted to have come to an agreement which will see our brands aligning and the Vita ball being used for all their home matches. It is also exciting to know that some of South Africa’s top female players such as Amanda Dlamini, Mamello Makhabane and Nompumelelo Nyandeni will have a feel for the newly launched ball and we are definitely backing the team ahead of their debut season in the SAFA Women’s National League. ”
Grant Nicholls, Managing Director of Papadi Sports Marketing and official agent of Vita was delighted to have concluded the deal.
“The exponential growth in women’s football is remarkable and JVW FC are an incredibly well-managed club that is constantly striving to improve the game in the Country. The women’s game deserves much more attention and recognition and we hope this may be a small catalyst to generate more corporates into supporting women’s football. By aligning with a club of this stature, we hope that other corporates come on board to show a similar kind of support in the near future“
Janine van Wyk, JVW FC Founder thanked Vita for their support of JVW FC and the support of women’s football. “We are pleased to have partnered with Vita especially during these trying times, and commend the brand for getting involved and backing women’s football. This sponsorship has come at the right time, especially as the Mitre contract had come to an end and we appreciate Vita’s confidence in our players and club.”