Date: 13th January 2012 at 10:23am
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Good morning again.

My thanks to the excellent folks at Pretty Green for this.

London, 12 January 2012 – Under Armour (NYSE:UA), a global leader in sports performance apparel, footwear and accessories, announced today a multiyear partnership with international and Hotspur Football Club First-Team defender Michael Dawson.  

’s Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing Matt Mirchin commented on the partnership:

“We’re committed to empowering athletes worldwide and Michael’s leadership, team first attitude and dedication to hard makes him the ideal partner for the brand. We look forward to seeing Michael on the pitch in our innovative football boots.” 

continues to build global momentum through the introduction of its innovative products and partnerships with the world’s best athletes and professional teams. Beginning in the 2012/13 season the brand will supply Hotspur’s kit, as part of its technical partnership deal announced last year. In addition to Michael Dawson, brand ambassadors in the Barclays Premier League include Fulham FC’s Bobby Zamora and Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson. Dawson will wear ’s performance enhancing UA Hydrastrike® II FG football boots on the pitch. 

Speaking about the partnership, Michael Dawson said:

“I am extremely excited to join the family – they are an ambitious brand who are committed to helping athletes constantly improve. Under Armour apparel and footwear is developed with the athlete’s needs in mind and I am looking forward to being part of building that sporting legacy.” 

Dawson, who began his career at Nottingham Forrest in 2001, moved to Hotspur in 2005 after a successful spell captaining the England Under-21 team. A natural leader, Dawson also captains on a regular basis, helping the Club qualify for the Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history in 2010.