Title-chasing Welsh regions Ospreys have announced that they have signed a multi-year deal with rugby specialist kit supplier, Canterbury of New Zealand.
The four-time Pro12 champions have brought to an end their three-year association with BLK and Canterbury becomes just the third apparel partner in the Swansea-based team’s history.
The four-year deal will see Canterbury provide matchday kit to Wales’ most successful region, as well as training gear, off-field leisure wear, and will also provide kit for the Ospreys age-grade teams, and the Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby side.
Canterbury’s Head of Sports Marketing, Simon Rowe, said:
“The Ospreys are a globally recognised brand, whose on pitch performance has enhanced their success in growing the grassroots game. Their local and global ambition reflects our own brand ethos, with both Canterbury and Ospreys rugby determined to thrive and become leaders within the rugby community.
“We are proud to be partnering with such an innovative rugby powerhouse, and excited about creating kit and training wear that will help players perform on the field, and appeal to supporters in the stands. We also look forward to working with the wider Ospreys community, developing relationships with the clubs and schools that form part of such a successful region”
“Canterbury is, without a shadow of a doubt, the company of choice for any rugby supporter when it comes to kit and equipment, so we are understandably delighted to be able to make this announcement today,” Andrew Millward, Managing Director, Ospreys Rugby, said.
“They are a byword for quality, they understand the rugby market and are passionate about the grassroots game, an outlook that we share at Ospreys Rugby. This a partnership that will be built on those sound foundations, with both parties sharing a progressive and innovative approach to kit design and a desire to work with all levels of the game in the Ospreys region.”
Canterbury will reveal the Ospreys home and away jerseys in August, with the region’s European jersey also slated to be revealed later on in the season.