Canterbury, a Pentland Brands company, has been appointed as official kit supplier to USA Rugby, beginning June 2019.
During the annual National Development Summit (NDS) hosted by USA Rugby, the organization announced the renewed partnership, which was first undertaken in 2014.
In a 5-year agreement, Canterbury will become the official kit supplier for all four senior national teams along with Falcons, Selects, Collegiate All-American, Junior All-American and High School All-American programs. Team coaches and staff will also be outfitted.
“NDS is always an exciting time for big announcements, so it was fitting for us and Canterbury to share the new partnership with the American rugby community this weekend,” said USA Rugby Commercial Director, Mark Griffin, “Canterbury has been an outstanding partner to USA Rugby in the past and we’re thrilled to renew this partnership with an organization fully invested in the sport of rugby.”
Globally recognized as a leading brand in the sport of rugby, Canterbury has been a long-standing provider to athletes and fans alike. The brand is currently team kit supplier to several nations including England, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Georgia and Russia, as well as official sports apparel supplier with World Rugby for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
Simon Rowe, Head of Sports Marketing at Canterbury said: “This new and exciting partnership enables Canterbury to innovate for, and inspire USA’s greatest rugby players across all ages, while also creating a supporter’s range for one of the fastest-growing fan-bases in world rugby.
“When we met with USA Rugby during the successful RWC Sevens in San Francisco, their clear ambition for the growth of the game aligned with Canterbury’s values and we are proud to welcome USA Rugby to join Canterbury’s portfolio of teams, referees, volunteers who will we wearing the brand at RWC in Japan and beyond.”