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The South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) is delighted to announce that it has signed a new agreement with Lyon Sportswear to become the Exclusive Supplier to the SMJFL for all on-field apparel (football jumpers, shorts and socks), as well as the Exclusive Supplier to the SMJFL Umpire Department. 

Lyon Sportswear has also been signed as the Preferred Supplier (Non-Exclusive Supplier) for all off-field apparel for the SMJFL.  

The new agreement begins on November 1, 2013 and finishes on October 31, 2015. 

The SMJFL has undertaken an exhaustive two-month tender process for the new supplier agreement, which has included benchmarking with AFL Victoria and a number of other metropolitan leagues, as well as negotiating with 14 individual apparel companies. 

The SMJFL has taken on board the feedback received from SMJFL Member Clubs throughout the course of 2013 and believes that the new agreement will wholly serve the best interests of the SMJFL and all SMJFL Member Clubs. 

By choosing only one supplier, the SMJFL has secured industry best prices that are locked in for the duration of the two-year agreement. 

SMJFL Member Clubs now have the opportunity to use Lyon Sportswear as a ‘one-stop shop’ for all on-field and off-field apparel, meaning that clubs no longer need to liaise with up to three different apparel companies for on-field or off-field apparel orders. This will assist with streamlining the operations of your football club. 

In 2013, Lyon Sportswear produced approximately 90% of all SMJFL Member Club football jumpers and football shorts orders. By doing so, Lyon has demonstrated its capacity to be able to effectively service all 28 SMJFL Member Clubs in 2014 and 2015.