Ospreys have announced a new kit deal with rugby specialists Canterbury of New Zealand, which will see the Swansea-based region wear the famous brand for the next four seasons.
The deal, which sees Canterbury replace Australian brand BLK after three seasons, will see the Stockport-based company become just the third kit supplier in the four-time Pro12 champions’ history.
In addition to the senior Ospreys team, Canterbury will also supply the regional age-grade teams, Premiership Select side, Ospreys Women and Wheelchair Rugby, as well as providing an extensive sport and leisure range for supporters.
Also, the newly established Canterbury Cup fixture will see clubs from across the region invited to experience the beginning of the new partnership, and will aim to build greater relationship between its 77 clubs and schools from throughout the region.
The Ospreys have a strong reputation for some of the most striking and unique jerseys in all of rugby, and Canterbury’s Head of Sports Marketing, Simon Rowe, is keen to see this continue.
“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,” he said. “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”
The new Ospreys home and away jerseys will be revealed in August, while a new European jersey will follow later on in the season.