TTOC President Brian Lewis (left) signed the agreement with The Fan Club director Mikhail Singh (right) ©TTOC

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) have announced an agreement with The Fan Club, which will see the retailer market, distribute and sell merchandise at three locations ahead of Rio 2016.

As a result of the agreement The Fan Club, who produce authentic apparel and branded souvenir gift items, will have the rights to sell Trinidad and Tobago Olympic merchandise at their three stores in Movietowne, Trincity Mall and Gulf City Mall.

Fans are now set to be able to purchase branded t-shirts, polos, shorts, water bottles, coffee mugs, key chains, pins, jackets and track outfits.

“The TTOC is our signature sporting body in Trinidad and Tobago and we are very pleased to be associated with this project,” said Mikhail Singh, director of The Fan Club.

“We are hoping that fans can start getting their Olympic merchandise and branded items by November."

The TTOC are hopeful that the agreement with the retailer, who already have a relationship with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, will enable fans of the country's sportsmen and women to have a closer relationship with their heroes in the build up to next year's Olympic Games.

Merchandise is set to be available at three The Fan Club stores
Merchandise is set to be available at three The Fan Club stores ©TTOC

Brian Lewis, TTOC President, believes the initiative is another positive step for the organisation as it displays the TTOC’s commitment to find new ways to increase revenue, in addition to meeting fan demand for merchandise.

"Fans have been asking about this initiative for sometime, and we have finally found a partner whom we believe can execute this process in a meaningful way,” he said.

“We know The Fan Club is a place where authentic fan apparel and gift items can be found.

“And we have no doubt that this relationship will bear fruit."

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