Canterbury of New Zealand, based in 1904, will change into the official package associate to European Rugby League following a partnership settlement that additionally contains retail associate Hardgear Ltd.
The deal will see Canterbury provide uniforms and package to European Rugby League’s employees and volunteers, with match officers carrying Canterbury kits for all ERL’s worldwide championships and occasions. These merchandise – and an thrilling vary of European Rugby League branded informal put on – will quickly be out there to buy on-line solely via Hardgear’s retail platform, with supply out there worldwide.
“We’re delighted to work with European Rugby League to additional strengthen our place as a number one model inside rugby for gamers and match officers alike” mentioned Ian Watkinson, account supervisor at Canterbury. “Canterbury is really dedicated to the event of grassroots rugby league and we will’t wait to help extra junior, males’s and girls’s groups throughout the area.”
Canterbury already has a powerful affiliation with the game, with each the Australia Kangaroos and the New Zealand Warriors kits at the moment manufactured by them.
“We’re very happy to be working with such a prestigious model reminiscent of Canterbury and to welcome them to the European Rugby League household,” mentioned David Butler, ERL basic supervisor. “Canterbury’s vary of attire meets our wants beautifully and we’re trying ahead to working with them on quite a lot of initiatives as we progress the connection.”
“We’re additionally delighted to welcome Hardgear into the fold,” he continued. “We’re trying ahead to utilising their retail expertise to assist us to advertise the model of European Rugby League and likewise to offer followers and supporters a tangible technique to present their help of our efforts to develop rugby league throughout the northern hemisphere. We stay up for launching the web store within the coming weeks.”
Hardgear is elite teamwear specialist primarily based in Leeds, UK, who characterize worldwide and high-quality manufacturers in addition to supplying white label merchandise to all sectors of the attire market from universities, faculties, academies and sports activities golf equipment around the globe.