U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SCORES THREE NEW LICENSEES VIA REP WORLDWIDE
LAS VEGAS, May 22, 2018 – In a move to bolster its group licensing program, the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) has signed its first three licensees via REP Worldwide, its group licensing and player-marketing representation agency. Ruffneck Scarves, Strideline and Build-A-Head have agreed to multiyear deals to create player-identified products for a fan base eager to support the U.S. Women’s National Team as its prepares for qualifying competition on the road to the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
“This is great news for players, fans and women’s soccer overall as we head into an exciting year of competition. Adding Ruffneck, Stridleine and Build-A-Head as partners means that we’ll have a variety of licensed products out in the market that represent the incredible passion and support that our fans demonstrate year-round,” said Meghan Klingenberg, US Women’s National Team player and REP Worldwide athlete advisory board member
- As scarves are a primary symbol of support for soccer players and fans, category leader Ruffneck will produce the first officially licensed line of high-quality scarves branded with the images, names and numbers of the U.S. Women’s National Team players.
- Strideline, a leading manufacturer of sports socks featuring player images, will offer fans a new way to show their pride by creating a distinctive line of Women’s National Team player-identified socks as part of its new women’s collection.
- Build-A-Head will give fans a chance to make an oversized statement of support by creating officially licensed Women’s National Team player face cutouts, face heart cutouts, name and number cutouts, cutout keychains and ornaments.
The USWNTPA, which represents the rights of women soccer players on the United States Women’s National Team, features a diverse roster of players and personalities that points to continued excellence of women’s soccer in the U.S.
REP Worldwide (Representing Every Player) launched in November 2017 as a first-of-its-kind group player representation business that offers licensing and brand management services to athlete-driven sports properties. NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) was joined by founding partners – the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association. Please visit www.repeveryplayer.com for additional information.