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Pioneering Excellence in Netball Sportswear Worldwide

In the ever-evolving landscape of sportswear, Kukri Sports has emerged as a beacon of innovation and quality, especially in the realm of netball. With a commitment to excellence, Kukri has become the preferred choice for netball teams around the world, providing them with high-performance apparel that enhances their game and embodies their spirit.

A Global Reach with Local Impact

Kukri’s influence in netball is far-reaching, extending across continents and touching the lives of athletes in numerous countries. The company’s global footprint is evident through its partnerships with prestigious netball clubs and associations, each benefiting from Kukri’s bespoke sportswear solutions.

In the UK, Kukri Sports proudly outfits the Loughborough Lightning and Severn Stars, two formidable teams in the Netball Super League. These partnerships are a testament to Kukri’s dedication to supporting top-tier talent and ensuring that these athletes perform at their best in sportswear designed for excellence and comfort.

Strengthening Netball in Northern Ireland and Canada

Kukri Sports’ commitment to netball is also evident in Northern Ireland, where they partner with Netball Northern Ireland, Belfast Ladies Netball Club, and Kingsway Netball Club. These collaborations highlight Kukri’s role in nurturing grassroots netball, providing young and aspiring athletes with the high-quality sportswear they need to excel.

Across the Atlantic, Kukri Sports has cemented its presence in Canada, partnering with Netball Canada and regional associations like British Columbia Netball and Netball Alberta. By supplying these organisations with market-leading sportswear, Kukri is helping to grow the sport in North America, ensuring that athletes from all backgrounds have access to the best apparel available.

Expanding Horizons in Australia

Kukri Sports’ influence extends to the Southern Hemisphere, where they partner with several prominent netball clubs in Australia. Matrics Netball Club, Peninsula Waves, and Port Lincoln Netball Association are just a few examples of organisations that trust Kukri to provide their teams with high-performance apparel. These partnerships not only enhance the athletes’ performance but also foster a sense of unity and pride within the teams.

Commitment to Quality and Innovation

What sets Kukri Sports apart is their unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. Each piece of sportswear is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that it meets the rigorous demands of the sport. From moisture-wicking fabrics to ergonomic designs, Kukri’s apparel is engineered to provide maximum comfort and performance, allowing athletes to focus solely on their game.

Furthermore, Kukri Sports’ ability to customise sportswear to meet the specific needs of each team is a key factor in their success. By offering bespoke solutions, Kukri ensures that every team they partner with has a unique identity and a competitive edge.

Kukri Sports’ dedication to netball goes beyond providing high-quality sportswear. They are actively involved in supporting the development of the sport at all levels. By partnering with a diverse range of clubs and associations, Kukri is playing a crucial role in promoting netball and inspiring the next generation of athletes.

In a world where sportswear plays a crucial role in athletic performance, Kukri Sports stands out as a leader in the netball community. Their global partnerships, commitment to quality, and innovative approach make them the go-to choice for netball teams worldwide. As Kukri Sports continues to expand its reach and impact, they are not just outfitting athletes; they are empowering them to achieve greatness on the netball court.

Elevate Your Team with Bespoke Netball Kits

Kukri Sports offers bespoke netball kits that combine quality, comfort, and style for all levels, from grassroots to elite teams. Make your team stand out with our customised sportswear. Visit Kukri Sports to start your journey today.

Dynamic Sports: Discover the World of Wheelchair Basketball

At Kukri Sports, we proudly spotlight the dynamic sports we support, and this time, we are focusing on Wheelchair Basketball. This exhilarating sport combines agility, strategy, and teamwork, providing a platform for athletes to showcase their skills and determination. Through our partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball, we aim to elevate the sport and provide top-tier sportswear tailored to the unique needs of wheelchair basketball athletes.

What is Wheelchair Basketball?

Wheelchair Basketball is a fast-paced, competitive sport where athletes with physical impairments play basketball using specially designed wheelchairs. The game follows similar rules to standard basketball, with a few adaptations to accommodate the wheelchairs. It requires not only physical strength and endurance but also strategic thinking and precise coordination.

Why Choose Wheelchair Basketball?

Wheelchair Basketball offers numerous benefits:

Physical Fitness: It enhances cardiovascular health, builds muscle strength, and improves overall fitness.

Mental Agility: The sport demands quick decision-making and strategic planning, akin to a high-speed chess game.

Community and Inclusivity: It fosters a sense of community and belonging, providing an inclusive environment where athletes can thrive.

Skill Development: Players develop exceptional hand-eye coordination, balance, and agility through regular practice and competition.

Getting Started in Wheelchair Basketball

For those interested in embarking on their wheelchair basketball journey, here are some steps to guide you:

Find a Local Club: Look for wheelchair basketball clubs in your area. Many offer beginner sessions and have accessible facilities.

Attend a Class: Join introductory classes to learn the basics of wheelchair maneuvering, dribbling, shooting, and game rules.

Get the Right Sportswear: While clubs often provide equipment for beginners, investing in a customised sports wheelchair can enhance your performance.

Practice Regularly: Consistent practice is key to improvement. Attend training sessions and practice at home if possible.

Join Competitions: Once you’re comfortable with the basics, participating in competitions will enhance your skills and experience.

How Kukri Can Support

Equipping yourself with the right sportswear is crucial in wheelchair basketball for both performance and comfort. Kukri Sports, known for high-quality sports apparel, provides wheelchair basketball athletes with sportswear designed for flexibility, durability, and comfort. Our partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball ensures that athletes have access to the best sportswear, including training and leisurewear, to help them perform at their peak.

Conclusion

Wheelchair Basketball is more than just a sport; it’s a celebration of resilience, skill, and community. Whether you’re drawn to the strategy, the physical challenge, or the camaraderie, wheelchair basketball has something to offer everyone. With the support of Kukri Sports and our collaboration with British Wheelchair Basketball, you can embark on this rewarding journey fully equipped and ready to excel.

Discover more about how we support athletes and join us in celebrating the power of sport to unite and inspire.

Dynamic Sports: Discover the Art and Sport of Fencing

As we continue to shed a light on the dynamic sports we support at Kukri Sports we are focussing on Fencing, the centuries-old art of swordsmanship, is more than just a relic of historical combat; it is a dynamic sport that combines agility, strategy, and precision. Fencing is a unique discipline that sharpens both body and mind. Whether you’re a budding athlete or someone looking to try something new, fencing offers a challenging yet rewarding experience.

What is Fencing?

Fencing is a sport that involves two competitors facing off with swords, aiming to score points by making contact with their opponent in designated target areas. There are three main types of weapons used in fencing, each with its own rules and techniques:

  • Foil: A light thrusting weapon that targets the torso. Points are scored by hitting the opponent with the tip of the blade.
  • Epee: Similar to the foil but heavier, with the entire body as the target area. Points are scored with the tip of the blade.
  • Sabre: A light cutting and thrusting weapon where points can be scored with the edge of the blade, targeting everything above the waist.

Why Choose Fencing?

Fencing is often described as physical chess. It requires quick thinking, strategic planning, and lightning-fast reflexes. The sport enhances cardiovascular health, improves coordination, and builds strength. Moreover, it instills discipline, focus, and a deep respect for the opponent.

Getting Started in Fencing

For those interested in getting into fencing, starting is simpler than you might think. Here are some steps to guide you:

Find a Local Club: Look for fencing clubs in your area. Many clubs offer beginner classes, which are perfect for those with no prior experience.

Attend a Class: Most clubs provide introductory sessions where you can learn the basics of footwork, blade work, and the rules of the game.

Get the Right Gear: Initially, clubs often provide equipment for beginners. As you progress, investing in personal gear is beneficial.

Practice Regularly: Like any sport, regular practice is key to improvement. Attend classes consistently and practice at home if possible.

Join Competitions: Once you’re comfortable with the basics, participating in competitions can greatly enhance your skills and experience.

How Kukri Can Support

Equipping yourself with the right sportswear is crucial in fencing, not just for performance but also for safety. This is where Kukri Sports comes in. Known for their high-quality sports apparel, Kukri Sports provides fencing enthusiasts with top-tier sportswear designed for comfort, flexibility, and protection.

Kukri is a proud to partner with British Fencing, aimed at enhancing the experience for fencers across the UK. This partnership includes the supply of a full range of training and leisurewear.

Conclusion

Fencing is more than a sport; it’s a journey into a world of tradition, skill, and personal growth. Whether you’re interested in the elegance of the movements or the thrill of the duel, fencing has something to offer everyone. With the support of Kukri Sports and their collaboration with British Fencing, you can embark on this adventure fully equipped and ready to excel. So, why wait? Pick up a sword, step onto the piste, and discover the exhilarating world of fencing today.

CELEBRATING THRILLING SEASONS FOR OUR NETBALL SUPER LEAGUE PARTNERS

Kukri Sports is proud to celebrate the remarkable achievements of its two partners, Loughborough Lightning and Severn Stars, on reaching this season’s highly-anticipated Netball Super League Grand Final.

As the official competition and leisurewear provider for both teams, Kukri have been a dedicated partner for both teams throughout their journeys. We provide high-performance dresses designed for comfort, agility and peak performance on the court.

Both teams have displayed exceptional talent and unwavering determination throughout the season.

Seasons overview

Severn Stars sealed their place in a first-ever Netball Super League semi-final following a pulsating 61-56 away win at Leeds Rhinos, with their resilience and talent on display throughout.

Following an all-Kukri showdown in the final league game of the season, Lightning’s 72-60 win over Severn Stars confirmed a home semi-final against London Pulse. Meanwhile, Severn Stars face Manchester Thunder in their semi-final, with both matches taking place on 29 June.

The Grand Final will take place at Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, on 29 June, with the top four teams coming together for one final day to decide the placings for this season. Following a third place play off, the best two teams will go head-to-head in the final to determine this year’s champions.

Our support

Kukri is proud to partner with both teams, facilitating their performances with high-quality netball dresses that have played a role in their incredible performances on the court.

These dresses are meticulously crafted with cutting-edge technology to empower the players and unleash their full potential.

By combining a sleek design with performance-enhancing technology, our netball dresses provide Severn Stars and Loughborough Lightning with the confidence and freedom of movement they need to dominate the court.

Reflecting on a fantastic season and how Kukri provides support, Gabby Marshall, captain at Severn Stars, said “I am so proud of the team for making the finals, it’s been a huge effort from everyone involved.

Taken during the preseason game between Severn Stars and Celtic Dragons at University of Worcester Arena, Worcester, England on 4th February 2024

“We have had a brilliant season and that has been helped through our partnership with Kukri. We all absolutely love our playing dresses – they are so comfortable which allows us to easily focus on our jobs on the court!

“We are all so excited to represent Severn Stars over the finals and look to continue making history for this fantastic club.”

Loughborough Lightning captain, Nat Panagarry, who recently made her landmark 150th appearance, expressed her delight at the team making their fourth consecutive Grand Final.

“Really proud of the group for securing a home semi-final this Saturday. We never take that for granted as players & we’re enjoying the buzz around the club going into Finals.

We know Pulse are an incredible side with world-class players & we’ve been working hard as a group this week to make sure we are prepared. I know it will be an amazing game & we can’t wait to put out a good team performance in front of our home fans. See you on Saturday. Ready for battle Lightning fans!!”

Taken during the Netball Super League match between Loughborough Lightning and Leeds Rhinos at the Sir David Wallace Arena, Loughborough, England on 16th March 2024

Commenting on the success of both teams, Josh Beal, Sales Director at Kukri Sports, states “We are incredibly proud of Severn Stars and Loughborough Lightning for their achievements this season. Their success reflects their hard work and our commitment to providing them with the best support possible to thrive on and off the court. We wish them the very best in the finals.”

Images Credit: Tara St Clair

Looking ahead to the finals

As the Netball Super League Finals Day approaches, Kukri is exited to witness the culmination of a season filled with dedication. We are confident that both Severn Stars and Loughborough Lightning will continue to inspire with their exceptional talent and sportsmanship.

Kukri wishes both teams the very best of luck ahead of Finals Day.

Find out more about Severn Stars

Find out more about Loughborough Lightning

How to watch

You can watch the action unfold on Sky Sports’ official YouTube account, or by alternatively purchasing tickets from the following link here.

Get in touch

At Kukri Sports we deliver superior sportswear and exceptional service, driven by a deep understanding of the athlete journey from grassroots to performance sport.

Get in touch today to learn how Kukri Sports can support you in your journey.

Elevating Dynamic Sports to New Heights

In a world where mainstream sports often take precedence, Kukri Sports stands firm in its belief that every sport, regardless of its level of exposure, deserves recognition and support. Our commitment to championing sports seen as ‘niche’ extends beyond merely providing apparel; it’s about enriching the global sports culture and ensuring that every athlete has the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Our partnerships with organisations such as England Lacrosse, British Fencing, British Wheelchair Basketball, and Pickleball Ireland exemplify our dedication to inclusivity and excellence. Through these collaborations, we offer tailored support to each sport, ranging from designing specialised apparel to sponsoring events and initiatives that promote growth and participation.

England Lacrosse benefits from our collaboration in its development across all levels, from grassroots to elite competition, ensuring that players have the necessary resources for success. British Fencing and British Wheelchair Basketball receive our commitment to inclusivity through customised apparel that enhances performance and aligns with the unique demands of each sport. Pickleball Ireland, with its growing community, is also fully supported in nurturing the sport and equipping players with high-quality sportswear tailored to their specific needs.

At Kukri Sports, inclusivity is ingrained in our ethos. We firmly believe that every athlete, irrespective of their sport’s mainstream popularity, deserves the opportunity to pursue their passion and realize their aspirations. Through our innovative sportswear and steadfast support, we are broadening the horizons for niche sports and fostering a more inclusive and diverse sporting community.

Join us as we continue to dismantle barriers and celebrate the passion, dedication, and diversity that define sports. Together, let’s ensure that every athlete, regardless of their chosen sport, has the platform to shine. At Kukri Sports, we take pride in supporting athletes in their quest for excellence.

Your Sport. Your Team. Your Design

At Kukri Sports, we support athletes across over 100 different sports worldwide. From cricket to rugby, hockey, netball athletics, and niche sports, our customisable apparel is designed to enhance performance and fit your unique needs

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Behind The Seams: Kukri Sports Is More Than Your Average Sports Brand

In the world of sports, where the spotlight shines on the stars, it’s the unseen dedication and expertise that truly powers every performance. Join us as we peel back the layers and delve into what happens “behind the seams,” spotlighting the craftsmanship that fuels our passion for bespoke sportswear.

For 25 years, Kukri Sports has been a pioneer in sportswear innovation, but our true essence lies in the craftsmanship woven into every fiber of our business.

At the core of our operations is a customer-focused team, each a specialist in their role. From visionary designers who create impressive designs to precision pattern-makers who translate these concepts into tangible form, every stitch stands as a testament to their expertise. It’s an intricate operation where each thread weaves a narrative of our steadfast dedication to excellence.

But we’re not just about crafting apparel; we’re about empowering athletes to soar. Recognising that every sport, team, and athlete is unique, we tailor our solutions with precision. Through cutting-edge technology and a profound understanding of performance, we create bespoke sportswear that exceeds expectations. Whether it’s a jersey built for durability, a kit designed for aerodynamics, or a uniform optimised for agility, our custom-made sportswear is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence.

But our journey doesn’t end in the factory. We thrive on collaboration and partnerships, listening intently to the needs of sporting institutions and co-creating to bring their visions to life. It’s a bond of trust and fueled by a shared passion—a journey where we grow together.

As we look ahead, our commitment remains steadfast. We’re constantly pushing boundaries, exploring new materials, and pioneering techniques to redefine the future of sportswear. Yet, amidst the progress being made, one thing remains unchanged: our unwavering dedication to athletes.

Behind every victory, there’s a story—a testament to the individual spirit of those who dream of success. At Kukri Sports, we’re honored to support these stories, weaving our legacy behind the seams of sporting greatness. Join us on this exhilarating journey where craftsmanship meets passion, and together, let’s elevate the game to new heights and unleash greatness.

Kukri Sports and Northern Ireland Volleyball Extend Partnership

Kukri Sports are thrilled to announce an extension to its successful partnership with Northern Ireland Volleyball, the National Governing Body for the sport. The renewed collaboration reinforces Kukri’s unwavering commitment to the development and growth of the sport across the region.

Northern Ireland Volleyball plays a pivotal role in nurturing the sport, from grassroots level to elite competition. Through the extended partnership Kukri will continue to provide playing kit and leisurewear for the Northern Ireland squads, to look the part both on and off the court.

“At Kukri Sports we are deeply passionate about supporting athletes and sports communities,” said Neil Patterson, Country Manager for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at Kukri Sports. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Northern Ireland Volleyball, an institution that shares our commitment to fostering talent, promoting inclusivity and driving excellence in the sport. Together, we will continue to elevate the sport and empower athletes across Northern Ireland.”

The partnership extension will see Kukri Sports working closely with Northern Ireland Volleyball to provide customized teamwear, training gear, and equipment solutions tailored to the specific needs of volleyball players and clubs throughout the region. By leveraging Kukri Sports’ expertise in sports apparel and equipment, Northern Ireland Volleyball aims to enhance the quality of resources available to its members and further advance the sport’s development.

Johnny McClenaghan, Treasurer NI Volleyball commented, “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Kukri Sports. As we continue to develop our offering to our players, coaches and referees, the support and professionalism from Kukri has been second to none. The quality of the apparel and the timeliness deliveries has made a huge difference to how our squads operate and the online store has taken away a major headache from our team managers. We hope to continue to grow this partnership long into the future as we continue to grow the sport here in Northern Ireland.”

This partnership signifies a fusion of innovation and tradition on the volleyball court, aiming to enhance the overall sporting experience for Northern Ireland Volleyball players and fans alike. For more information on Northern Ireland Volleyball, please visit www.nivolleyball.com.  

If you are interested in partnering with Kukri Sports or have inquiries regarding your kit requirements, feel free to Get In Touch.

Kukri Sports: Expanding into New Territories, Empowering Athletes Worldwide

As a leading bespoke sportswear provider for the last 25 years, Kukri Sports is embarking on an exciting journey of expansion into new territories, including Saudi Arabia, China and South Africa. With a strong presence already established in Canada, Ireland, the UK, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, Kukri is well-equipped to extend its global reach and offer unparalleled support to athletes, clubs, and educational providers in these dynamic regions.

In regions like Saudi Arabia, where sports participation is experiencing significant growth and diversification, Kukri’ expansion promises to meet the rising demand for high-quality sportswear. By offering personalized design consultations, efficient logistics, and distribution channels, Kukri ensures that athletes in Saudi Arabia have access to apparel that not only meets their performance needs but also reflects their unique identity and aspirations.

Similarly, in South Africa, a country renowned for its passionate sports culture and rich sporting heritage, Kukri’s entry into the market opens doors for local clubs and schools to access world-class sportswear solutions. By understanding the specific challenges and aspirations of the South African sporting community, Kukri Sports is well-positioned to provide tailored support that facilitates growth and success at all levels of the sports ecosystem.

“I am thrilled by Kukri Sports’ expansion into Saudi Arabia, China and South Africa. Our commitment to excellence and passion for empowering athletes transcend borders, and we are excited to bring our top-quality sportswear and unwavering support to these dynamic regions, fostering growth and success at every level of the sporting community.”Andrew Ronnie, CEO of Kukri Sports

As Kukri Sports continues to push boundaries and expand its reach into new frontiers, one thing remains constant: their unwavering dedication to excellence and their belief in the transformative power of sport. In Saudi Arabia, China, South Africa, and beyond, Kukri Sports is not just outfitting athletes; they’re shaping the future of sports and inspiring a new generation of champions across continents.

Pickleball Ireland Partnership Announcement

Kukri Sports are delighted to announce our new 3-year partnership with Pickleball Ireland, solidifying our commitment to the rapidly growing sport. As part of this collaboration Kukri will be providing all on and off court sportswear for the Pickleball Ireland teams, across various levels.

“We are very pleased to announce that our Title sponsor for the Pickleball Ireland Irish National Championships is Kukri Sports who are a global sportswear provider and multi-sports specialists across many elite sports. We thank Kukri very much for the partnership and look forward very much to working with them.

 This is a very important relationship to us as we continue to develop and promote pickleball throughout the whole of Ireland.” John Fitzpatrick, Board Chair, Pickleball Ireland.

“Kukri are delighted to be partnering with Pickleball Ireland for the next 3 years. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and Ireland and a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone. We look forward to supporting Pickleball Ireland events and the grassroot pickleball clubs across Ireland over the next 3 years.” Neil Patterson, Kukri Sports Country Manager Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland.

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball, a dynamic sport combining elements from badminton, tennis, and table tennis, can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors on a court akin to badminton with a modified tennis net. Two to four players, armed with robust paddles made from wood or composite materials, aim to strike a perforated polymer ball over the net.

Who are Pickleball Ireland?

Pickleball was introduced to Ireland back in 2016 and in 2022 Pickleball Ireland was set up as a not for profit legal entity which now serves as the national governing body for the sport, dedicated to promoting it locally and globally. Associated teams actively participate and compete at regional, national, and international levels – Find out more

Kukri Pickleball Ireland National Championships

Kukri Sports is proud to be a key supporter of the inaugural Kukri Pickleball Ireland National Championships, scheduled for April 6-7, 2024, at Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. The event will witness teams at all skill levels vying for the esteemed title of official national champions – Find out more about the event

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