Decker Sports USA (“Decker”) and Fastpitch Ireland are proud to announce a new partnership agreement under which Decker will provide fully customized uniforms, apparel, gear and training products to all of Fastpitch Ireland, the representative organization for players and the administrative authority of the sport of Fastpitch in Ireland. The partnership marks Decker’s first agreement with an international organization and signifies the beginning of Decker’s global expansion.
“Decker is honored to partner with the staff and players of Fastpitch Ireland. We look forward to providing a one-of-a-kind experience to the Fastpitch Ireland program and creating a new standard for the international softball industry – customized uniforms and apparel inspired by the female athlete and developed exclusively with the female athlete in mind,” said Joshua Pollack, VP of Sales at Decker Sports USA. “We firmly believe this partnership will help further develop Fastpitch Ireland’s dream of growing the sport and encouraging young female adults to find a sport for life in the game of softball and feel proud to wear the green of Ireland.”
As part of the agreement, all Fastpitch Ireland players, coaches and fans will also be provided exclusive access to Decker’s ProShop, or fanwear store, as well as the Direct to Player (“D2P”) program, which offers head-to-toe customized uniforms and apparel delivered directly to player’s doors, eliminating the need for any face-to-face interaction, and streamlining the overall uniform and apparel ordering process.
“Fastpitch Ireland is excited to announce Decker Sports as our Official Kit Sponsor from the 2022 season onwards. Decker has a great reputation in the softball world. We look forward to being the first team to wear Decker Sports clothing and equipment in international competition. We are delighted to feature Decker Products as we travel around the world moving forward. Fastpitch Ireland and Decker will be an amazing partnership ensuring our players have the highest-level products as they represent our country!” – Melanie Cunningham, Director of Fastpitch, Fastpitch Ireland.
About Fastpitch Ireland:
Fastpitch Ireland is both the representative organization for players and the administrative authority of the sport of Fastpitch in Ireland. Ireland’s women’s fastpitch team is currently ranked 12th in Europe and 19th in the world following a couple of years of inactivity due to COVID. The U19 and U22 Team Ireland women’s teams won a silver and bronze medal in their respective European Championships in 2018. In 2019 Ireland hosted World Number 1 USA in Dublin followed by a record 8th place finish at the European Championships. The U19 women’s team finished 14th in the Junior World Cup in California.
About Decker Sports USA:
Decker Sports USA, based in Omaha, NE, was founded in 1994 from a game of catch between three brothers in their parent’s backyard using a small, toy baseball. The brothers realized it was much more difficult to catch, throw and hit a small ball as compared to a regular sized baseball. With this concept of training, Decker Sports USA was born. After successfully selling to Major League Baseball as well as high schools and colleges across the globe, Decker set out to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all the diamond sports athletes through customization, convenience, and value in its pursuit of inspiring the human in the athlete.