Pearce, who was appointed the Interim England Manager in February, hand delivered the new Umbro England training kit to Vauxhall Retailer Pentagon in Burton in a Luton-built Vivaro van.
Vauxhall, the England Team Sponsor, has an agreement to promote merchandise and sell the new St George Flag inspired England collection from St George’s Day until the general release on the 4th of May.
With St George’s Park tailored by Umbro, the new National Football centre, due to open in Burton in August Pentagon was regarded as the ideal location to launch the merchandise agreement.
The Interim England Manager said; “I am delighted to hand over the new Umbro England training kit to Vauxhall.
“Burton will play a pivotal role in the future of English football with the opening of St George’s Park later this summer and what better place to launch this initiative on St George’s Day.”
Duncan Aldred, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall, added; “I’d like to thank Stuart for taking time out of his busy schedule to hand deliver the England training kit.
“Football and cars remain two of the country’s biggest passions and we are all looking forward to an exciting summer of football in Poland and the Ukraine.”
Nick Locker, General Manager at Pentagon Burton, said; “It is a huge honour for us to welcome Stuart Pearce to Burton and we are very excited about the merchandise opportunity with the new England collection.
“Stuart is an iconic figure in the Midlands and we have a number of excited Nottingham Forest fans who have been looking forward to meeting him today and we wish him and the England team every success for the future.”
Vauxhall was announced as the England Team Sponsor in January 2010 in a sponsorship deal that runs until the end of the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.
There is a wide selection of England football merchandise available at www.vauxhallmerchandise.co.uk
For more information on Vauxhall sponsorship of England and the other Home Nations go to www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk