Canadian Premier League extends DERBYSTAR Canada partnership, launches 2024/2025 official match ball

The Canadian Premier League announced on Monday that it has extended its partnership with DERBYSTAR Canada, retaining the world-class brand as the league’s official matchday and training ball provider through the 2025 season.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with DERBYSTAR Canada for another two seasons,” said Glen Johnson, Executive Vice President, Canadian Premier League and Canadian Soccer Business. “From the technology behind the ball to the quality of the product to the innovative design, it is clear why DERBYSTAR is a leader in the industry.”

In celebration of the announcement of the renewed partnership, which initially began in 2020, the CPL and DERBYSTAR Canada today unveiled a patriotic new 2024/2025 official match ball, the design of which features the rich reds and crisp whites of the Canadian flag and is adorned with the uniquely blended Maple Leaf and North Star emblem that sits at the heart of the CPL logo. The use of the striking colourway and pattern reflect the passion shared by every member of the CPL and its communities to represent the very best of Canada by way of the beautiful game.

“We wanted a ball that was unmistakably Canadian, and I am pleased to say DERBYSTAR Canada delivered on that vision,” said Johnson. “This ball is an ode to the distinctive and ever-evolving soccer identity that we see developing from coast to coast, and this design represents this special Canadian soccer community every time a ball gets kicked over the course of our sixth and seventh seasons.”

The DERBYSTAR Canada’s Brillant APS (Advanced Performance System) ball offers all the same innovative technical elements as previous iterations of the CPL’s official match ball, including a textured surface and zero-wing latex bladder that encourages a lively bounce. The hand-stitched, 32-panel design lends to a perfectly round ball with a consistent flight path. The DERBYSTAR BRILLANT APS continues to be celebrated for its durability, consistency in flight, flexibility, even in wet conditions and at low temperatures.

DERBYSTAR has specialised in the production of hand-sewn balls since it was founded in 1968 and was one of the first ball manufacturers to use synthetic materials in the 1970s, a ground-breaking modernization that remains a benchmark for innovation.

“We continue to proudly support the Canadian soccer community and are extremely excited to launch the new CPL Brillant APS,” said Christina Stalteri, Director of Operations, Derbystar Canada. “The DERBYSTAR brand offers superior quality for players in top-flight European leagues and our partnership brings the innovative products of the highest standards to the Canadian Premier League.”

The 2024/2025 DERBYSTAR Canada’s Brillant APS, official CPL matchball