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Dubai College Contract Extension

Kukri Sports are delighted to further extend our partnership with Dubai College for a further 3 years until 2026.


As part of the agreement Kukri will continue to provide a full range of bespoke school sportswear for both on and off field, for both staff and pupils.


Established in 1978, Dubai College is one of the most prestigious schools in the UAE, with a reputation for combining academic excellence with an outstanding sporting provision.


Find out more about Dubai College


“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Kukris Sports, which have consistently delivered high quality to Dubai College sport for over a decade. The quality of their product has provided our student body with first rate sports apparel, both in curriculum and for our numerous sports teams.” Andrew Jones, Director of Sport, Dubai College.


“With a decade of partnership behind us, we are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Dubai College, a school in Dubai known for their exceptional sports program. We look forward to providing them the best quality sportswear and designs to support their athletes in reaching their full potential on and off the field.” Kobus Cronje, Regional Manager, Kukri Sports.


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St Mary’s University Contract Extension

Kukri Sports are proud to announce our multi-year contract extension with St Mary’s University, who are based in Twickenham.

As part of the deal Kukri will remain as the official sportswear partner, supplying a full range of competition kit as well as offering a customisable training and leisurewear range.
St Mary’s is an elite university, with over 6,000 undergraduate and post graduate students across the four academic schools, for more information visit www.stmarys.ac.uk.


“We’re pleased to be extending our relationship with Kukri for a further two years, building on the success of our partnership that began in 2018. The quality of kit provided for St Mary’s students and staff has been excellent, and the competition and training kit designs ensure that we can continue to create a unique identity and sense of belonging for our sporting community. We look forward to continuing to develop our students’ sporting experience with Kukri.”Gareth Crewe, Sport Development Manager, St Mary’s University.


“It is great to be extending our partnership with St Mary’s University. We have worked with them since 2018 to produce an offering which covers multiple facets of the university, from playing kit, SU leisurewear, playing kit and staff kit. We look forward to continuing to develop the range for all students and support the success of St Mary’s sporting development and offering through our partnership.”Josh Beal, Sales Director, Kukri Sports.


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Meet Our New YTP Ambassadors

As we look ahead to another year, we would like to introduce our six new athletes for the Kukri Sports Ambassador initiative. Each Ambassador has been carefully selected from the England Athletics Youth Talent Programme and have an exciting future ahead of them.

Kukri is supporting each of the athletes by providing brand engagement opportunities and professional support in their chosen sports, whilst also supplying them with elite Kukri training kit.

We are pleased to also confirm that Isaac Delaney and Keira Brady-Jones will be continuing as Kukri Sports YTP Ambassadors.

Our six new Ambassadors include:

Amy Thompson

Sport: Shot Put & Discus

Annabel Amadin

Sport: Shot Put & Discus

Grace Wall

Sport: High Jump

Jess Bailey

Sport: Endurance running events

Kai Barham

Sport: Hammer Throw

Paris King

Sport: 80 metre Hurdles

At Kukri we are committed to supporting the sportswear needs of all athletes from grassroots to elite.

Cougar Partnership Announcement

Kukri Sports are delighted to announce a 3-year partnership with Cougar Volleyball who are based in Maple Ridge Canada.

As part of the deal Kukri will be the official kit supplier to the team, providing uniform, apparel and sportswear for all athletes and staff.

Founded in 2020 Cougar were the first Volleyball team in the Ridge Meadows region of Canada. The club aims to create opportunities for athletes ages 8+ to establish a long-term passion for the sport of volleyball, while learning the values of teamwork, leadership, and a common goal.

“The Cougars Volleyball Club is pleased to announce it’s partnership with Kukri Sports as their official and exclusive uniform, apparel & gear supplier. We are excited to be working with Kukri Sports as they have provided us with high quality products & exceptional service since our club started a few years ago” James Tecson, Club Director, Couger Volleyball

“We are delighted to have entered into a 3 year partnership with Cougar Volleyball who we worked with last year, providing them with both on and off court apparel.  Cougar Volleyball have ambitious growth plans and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to expand, ensuring their athletes are able to train and compete in industry leading apparel along with providing an online store for retail purchases too.” Jamie Williams – Vice President, Kukri Sports North America.

For more details on Cougars volleyball visit Cougar Volleyball Club or check out their Instagram @cougars_volleyball

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England Lacrosse Partnership Extension

Kukri Sports are excited to announce an extension to our successful partnership with England Lacrosse, until 2027.

England Lacrosse are the National Governing Body for the sport in England. As part of the deal Kukri will continue as the official kit supplier and will provide sponsorship as well as bespoke playing and training wear for all England national squads, academies and staff.

“England Lacrosse (EL) are delighted to re-sign with Kukri as our official kit supplier across all major EL properties. Kukri have proved to be a committed, reliable and dynamic partner since we first signed with them in 2018.

Kukri are continually working to refine and redesign their lacrosse products, delivering sport specific performance sportswear to our athletes. 

Kurki will also partner The Fly, Europe’s first ever national 6s lacrosse league.

We look forward to working with Kukri over the coming years.” – Caroline Royle, Marketing Manager, England Lacrosse.

“Everyone at Kukri is delighted to extend our long-term partnership with England Lacrosse. The partnership, starting in 2018 and with the extension, takes us through to 2027. The long-term nature of the partnership means that we can develop products specifically around England Lacrosse, which in turn can be uniquely designed for optimum performance of the teams. It is exciting to work directly with the England Lacrosse players, producing new lacrosse sportswear.

The partnership extension will also see us develop further merchandise ranges for England Lacrosse supporters, as well as working with The Fly tournament to produce all kit alongside specific fan ranges.

It is an exciting time for both organisations and we can’t wait to grow the lacrosse offering across the country further!”Josh Beal, Sales Director, Kukri Sports

Kukri Sports are a global sportswear supplier, offering superior quality bespoke garments, across multiple sports, from grassroots to elite level.

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THE GOAL IS TO BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION

As he approaches his first year as a professional boxer, Kukri Sports sat down with sporting ambassador Kieran Molloy to look back on his career so far, from his incredible amateur career to signing with the sports brand, and his ambitions for the future.

“I only spoke to my girlfriend about it last week,” Kieran Molloy says, astonished, when asked if he realises the enormity of what he has accomplished since going pro earlier this year.

“We were on the way back to the airport to come back to England, and I was just sitting there and thought to myself if you told me this three years ago that I was going to sign as a professional, having Kukri Sports as a kit sponsor and training in England with a world class coach, I would be so happy.”

For Molloy, becoming a professional boxer has been his dream since he was five years old. He followed his two brothers, Connor and Stephen, to the local Boxing club in Galway and, as he puts it, has “never looked back since.”

The Irish boxer rose to prominence in the amateur scene with 202 wins in 221 fights, including 11x National Champion, 3x Irish Elite Champion, EU bronze medallist, as well as a Youth European and World medallist, all by the age of 23.

“I started having my first few fights when I was 9,” said Molloy. “Every guy that I would spar at my own age, I was far too advanced for them.

“Then I started sparring with kids three or four years older and I would hold my own against them. So we travelled around the country for sparring matches and I started winning national titles, so it was all good for my confidence.”

But there is one moment that stands out for him the most: winning his first league title. “To have my grandad there, who sadly passed away last year, and the people who were with me from the start, who supported me, it was just class to have everyone with me on the night.”

After making the decision to turn over to the pro ranks nine months ago, Molloy was signed by one of the best promotional companies in the business. His link up with world-class coach Angel Fernandez has seen him go from strength to strength, with three professional wins under his belt so far. However, his life has changed in more ways than one, in and out of the ring.

“I have to do a lot by myself now. I live by myself which has been a big change. On the weekends I have to stay disciplined and recover properly so I’m fresh for training on Monday. Even if I’m just going out visiting people, it still makes you tired when Monday comes, so I’ve been trying to get as much out of training as possible and my recovery, as well.

“I’m training extremely hard. I think I’ve upped my work ethic again since I’ve turned pro. I’m studying a lot about boxing this year, compared to before when training was done I would just forget about boxing for the rest of the day.

“Most days now, I’m going back and writing down what worked well. I’m studying, always, just to try and improve.”

When the subject turns to Kukri Sports, it is evident how much the support means to Molloy. The sports brand partnered with him ahead of his pro debut and now supply him with sportswear for his bouts, something the young boxer is grateful for, and believes has had a significant impact on his confidence in the squared circle.

“We’re on an exciting journey together,” Molloy gleamed. “I have a three-year goal for myself to become a world champion and to top that with the support from Kukri Sports, it’s amazing.

“They’re great at keeping contact and always have me kitted out properly for training, with not just me but my whole team. It’s good to look slick as a team together, going to weigh-ins or press conferences. They’re great people to work with.”

Molloy’s commitment and knowledge of the sport in which he operates is compelling, and with his fourth pro-bout scheduled for next month in Belfast, he is determined to keep his unbeaten record.

“I fought in Belfast in August in front of 11,000 people in a massive stadium with a great atmosphere. There’s always a good atmosphere in Belfast for fight nights.

“We’re looking to move to 4-0 that night so I’m looking forward to it. We’re in a heavy faze of camp at the moment so by the time fight night comes, we will be well prepared.”

Despite being heavily focused on his next fight, Molloy does have a long term vision. His approach has always been that he is better than his opponents and feels he can reach the pinnacle of the sport, but he remains humble and is determined for his performances to speak for themselves

“I’ve got a lot of dreams in my head, and I don’t want to share all of them, but the ultimate goal is to make sure I become a world champion”. Molloy’s boxing journey is not one to be missed.

10-YEAR CONTRACT WITH RUGBY SCHOOL

Kukri Sports are proud to announce a new 10-year partnership extension with Rugby School, which will run until 2033.

The deal reconfirms Kukri as Rugby School’s official sportswear provider, offering a full range of bespoke sportswear for staff and pupils, both on and off field.

Located in Warwickshire, England, Rugby School are one of the most prestigious education establishments in the world and is one of the oldest independent schools in Britain (founded in 1567). To learn more about Rugby School visit www.rugbyschool.co.uk

“We are pleased to be extending our relationship with Kukri Sports. Rugby School has created a functional and inclusive range of sports kit with the help and support of Kukri – students and staff all look and feel part of our sports teams. We take great pride in our ‘nobody on the bench’ approach and this kit embodies our ‘whole person whole point’ ethos. We are delighted to be associated with Kukri, a leading brand in the sportswear industry as demonstrated by their appointment as this year’s Commonwealth Games kit supplier for Team England.” – Debbie Skene, Rugby School.

“We are very proud to be extending our partnership with Rugby School, a powerhouse in school sports with enormous heritage. The school’s history speaks for itself, being the home of Rugby, but the school’s modern sports offering has unbelievable breadth and depth, this year showcasing 57 teams, playing 8 different sports, with over 550 pupils playing a competitive game on a single day. The partnership extension allows for us to plan for the pupils and parents of tomorrow, developing school sportswear specifically for the school and its pupils. We aim to deliver continuity and consistency but continually adapt to the next school’s sportswear offering.” – Josh Beal, Sales Director at Kukri Sports.

2023 – Rugby’s 200th anniversary at the game’s historic birthplace – Rugby School

Celebrations will take place throughout 2023 at Rugby School to celebrate the bicentennial of the game of Rugby itself.

Rugby School is the home of the sport, which was first played on the school pitch back in 1823.

Find out more about the celebrations

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BELLO BROTHERS PARTNERSHIP

Kukri Sports has announced a deal with Birmingham 2022 bronze medallists Javier and Joaquin Bello this week, providing them kit ahead of their key competitions this year. As part of the announcement, we sat down with the pair to find out a bit more about who they are, their background and their hunger for more success.

Three months on from their epic performance in the Commonwealth Games that earned them an illustrious bronze medal, Javier and Joaquin Bello are stood in more humbling territory, their local training centre. “We are so proud, but this is just the beginning. We have bigger aspirations,” says Javi with a smile, when asked about the pair’s past achievements. Despite their previous accolades, the brothers are setting their sights on the future, growing the sport of beach volleyball, and building their own legacy.   

The Bello’s guaranteed themselves a shot at a medal after impressively defeating Tuvalu, Cyprus, and Team Gambia in the competition. However, in the biggest match of their careers, in front of a 4,000 crowd, the mammoth task of the more experienced Team Canada was a stride too far for the Madrid-born siblings. They bowed out in the semi-final, before eventually edging Rwanda to secure their bronze. The talent, dynamism, and passion they radiated during the tournament won the hearts of the spectators.  

Despite tight funding, the twins exceeded all expectations of England’s place in the beach volleyball world order and became trailblazers for the sport in Britain. “Part of our identity is knowing we don’t have the perfect conditions to be a professional team, but doing the best with what we’ve got,” admitted Javi. “There are now more people playing and it will benefit the sport in the long run, it might not be us benefitting, but definitely the next generations of players.” A wisdom way above his years, the 22-year-old is clearly delighted to have had an impact on the long-term success of his favourite sport.   

The conversation turns to his brother, Joaquín, who is asked if the siblings had planned to engross the public this much. “They liked our passion,” he responded jovially. “We focused almost exclusively on the Commonwealth Games this year as it was the biggest event in a generation that we were going to host in the UK. It was our once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast this sport to the world.” Perhaps reflecting the modern world in sport, the brothers identify social media as the catalyst that propels them and their brand. They “love to tell stories and show off the sport” to their followers and confess the engagement they receive on their content has a positive impact on their lives.  

When the topic of Kukri Sports is brought up, both Bello brothers light-up. The brand partnered with the players and supplied them with their kits for the Commonwealth Games, something that the young sportsmen are incredibly thankful for and state that played a colossal role in their great form. “You want clothes that are comfortable and you can move in. We felt loose and good on the court and that was all down to Kukri, that’s why we reached out to them. It’s another little performance gain we had thanks to them,” says Joaquin, who feels supported by the brand, as the brothers aspire to make a serious push for the next Olympic Games.   

Whilst they dream of having professional careers in the sport, they are both still in education, but it is not difficult to see that they are gifted individuals with masses of charisma – Javier recently graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Royal Holloway University, while Joaquin is in his fifth year studying medicine at Imperial College. The twins, who emigrated with their beach volleyball-obsessed family to the UK aged 10, are in perfect hands for success. Their mother Barbara is their team manager, with younger brother Enrique acting as a training partner. Most incredibly of all, their father Luis, described as “one of the best coaches in the world” by Javi, coaches them. An exemplary set-up for a meteoric rise. Javier and Joaquin Bello – remember the names. 

THE HONG KONG SEVENS RETURNS

As the world’s premier rugby event launches a much-anticipated return on 4th November after a 3-year hiatus Kukri Sports are delighted to continue in our 17th year as sponsor and official merchandise supplier.

The Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is one of the most popular sporting events in Asia and attracts some of the world’s top rugby players and thousands of fans from around the globe to watch intense, fast paced rugby action in a carnival atmosphere at the famous Hong Kong Stadium.

The three-day event takes place from 4th – 6th November when 16 teams are set to compete on rugby’s greatest stage.

As well as supplying the official Hong Kong Sevens merchandise range, Kukri Sports are also official supplier to the Hong Kong Rugby Union teams across men’s, women, and national age grade teams.

This year we have produced a fashion forward range of leisure wear and accessories for every age of rugby fan including T-shirts, hoodies, and polo shirts, enabling everyone to take home a piece of history from the 2022 event, as well as a full range of replica home and away shirts for men, women, and kids.

As we move towards a more sustainable future, we have introduced the option of replica shirts made from recycled fabric giving the #HK7’s rugby fans a wider range to choose from and the chance to be part of the sustainable sportswear revolution.

Our online store is now open for you to purchase your merchandise ahead of the tournament or buy your memento at the event itself from one of the stalls located in the stadium.

Get a piece of history from the 2022 #HK7’s while stocks last and get ready for another truly memorable 3-day carnival of rugby.

KING’S COLLEGE, TAUNTON – PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Kukri Sports are delighted to announce a multi-year extension to our partnership with King’s College, Taunton.

King’s College was founded in 1880 and is an elite education provider, situated in Somerset, uk. They offer a carefully tailored curriculum, delivered by specialty teachers, from nursery through to Sixth Form, which includes an enviable sporting provision. Find out more about King’s College, Taunton.

As part of the partnership Kukri will provide a full range of bespoke school sportswear for both on and off field, for both staff and pupils.

“We have been with Kukri for a few years now and are delighted to be in partnership moving forward. The kit is really good quality and we love playing around with the designs of which there are many options. Our pupils and staff are incredibly happy and we are so pleased we continue to look smarter, more professional and cohesive thanks to the kit packages we have put together.” Phil Lewis, Director of Sport, King’s College.

“To extend our partnership with a school such as Kings College is exciting and a great opportunity to continue growing what we’ve started over the past couple of years. We have created an image and identity to the schools brand both on and off the field, this will only continue to grow and expand. Sport at Kings College plays such a huge part in the students journey and we get great pleasure in supporting a part of this, we look forward to what is up and coming.” Lloyd Alley, Regional Sales Manager, Kukri Sports.

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MOMENTOUS SUMMER FOR KUKRI AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022

Kukri Sports, the market’s leading bespoke teamwear provider, partnered with some of the competition’s top nations, including Team England.

Kukri Sports delivered an unprecedented service to partnered teams and athletes at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 as the competition’s leading bespoke teamwear provider. 

The games were a major success not just for the participating teams, but also for Kukri, who partnered with Team England, Team Canada, Team Barbados, Team Guernsey, and Team Isle of Man, as well as supporting Northern Ireland Netball, Scottish Bowls, and Scottish Wrestling.

With innovations such as sustainable teamwear ranges, direct collaboration with athletes to create more focused sportswear, and overcoming logistical barriers imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global sportswear brand hit various milestones in preparation for the competition. 

Josh Beal, Sales Director at Kukri Sports, said: “The Commonwealth Games is a flagship competition in international sport, and we are proud of the partnerships we have had at the Birmingham games this year.

“Whilst the business has partnered with teams in previous games, this year’s had some significant hurdles for us to overcome, due to the Covid pandemic. 

“Our projects started on 17th March 2020, meaning a lot of work needed to be completed during; various lockdown’s, travel and freight restrictions plus ongoing social distancing – all of which meant the businesses needed to adapt.

“We held up to 90% of meetings virtually, whilst making sure our kits perfectly matched the partner requirements for over 2,500 athletes and staff and over 96,000 individual items of kit – across 19 different sports.

“Having these obstacles to overcome didn’t mean it affected the development and innovations in our offerings. For the first time we introduced a sustainable range of teamwear, made from recycled plastic bottles, whilst ensuring 100% of our packaging was both recycled and recyclable. 

“We also worked directly with Team England athletes to make sure that the bespoke kit they received had their direct input, on fit and fabric, but also crucially the design.

“Throughout the whole project our team provided over 10,000 man-hours and 100% of the kit requested was provided in time for the games – it was some achievement!”. 

Lou Pullan, Head of Kit Operations at Team England, said: “Over the past two and a half years, we have been working with Kukri to design and develop our most Athlete focused kit range ever. 

‘The time, care and attention to detail provided by Kukri across our Delegation and Competition wear has been outstanding and really showed in the final product range in terms of both functionality and design.

“Our kit design was heavily influenced by the city of Birmingham, the rich history, culture and architecture that it has become known for. The opportunity to celebrate the home games through the kit design really underpinned the project, we were delighted to return to the red and white and a design inspired by the St Georges flag.”

Watch our short documentary on the development of the Team England teamwear. Kukri Sports are a global sportswear supplier offering superior quality bespoke garments, across multiple sports, from grassroots to elite level. To find out how we can support your sportswear needs contact us.

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL, PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Kukri Sports are delighted to announce our new 3 year partnership with Gresham’s School, who are a leading co-educational school, based in Norfolk, UK.

Founded in 1555, Gresham’s offer fully rounded education to boys and girls from the age of two, through to Sixth Form. The school was recently awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating across all nine categories in an Independent Schools Inspectorate visit. Find out more about Gresham’s School

As part of the partnership Kukri will provide a full range of bespoke school sportswear for both on and off field, for both staff and pupils.

“We made a decision to move to Kukri for school sportswear and team and staff kit early in 2022 based on the design and quality of kit.  We wanted kit to fit and wear well but also look smart and be something the pupils were proud of and pleased to wear.  Pricing needed also to be competitive.  After a challenging selection process, Kukri worked hard with the School to ensure orders were finalised to allow delivery of kit before the new academic year.  Demand for the sportswear was high, reflecting how much the pupils and parents valued it, so we are delighted with the way things have turned out.  Much credit has to go to our Regional Sales Manager, Ali Easton, and his team, particularly our Account Manager, Katie Maddock, to keep on top of detail and remain in close contact with the school during an extremely busy period and deliver great service.” Steven Willis, Bursar, Gresham’s School

“It’s a privilege to partner with Gresham’s. Sport is an integral part of education at the school and we’re proud to be supplying all core PE, First Team and Staff kit to them.  Having worked closely with the school over the past months, we’ve developed a range of designs that respect the heritage of the school whilst utilising the high-performance qualities of our most up-to-date garments.  We’re looking forward to continuing our engagement with Gresham’s as we grow our partnership further in the years to come.” Ali Easton, Regional Sales Manager

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4 YEAR PARTNERSHIP EXTENSION FOR WELSH GYMNASTICS

Kukri sports are delighted to announce a 4-year extension of our partnership with Welsh Gymnastics. As part of the deal Kukri will continue to provide bespoke leisure and podiumwear for all performance programmes, National Teams and squads.

Welsh Gymnastics is the governing body of gymnastics in Wales, responsible for the governance and development of gymnastics across the country. Their mission is ‘For Wales to be recognised as a leading gymnastics nation, producing world-class champions and creating vibrant, inclusive communities where every gymnast has a high-quality experience’. Find out more about Welsh Gymnastics

“It is brilliant to extend our partnership with Welsh Gymnastics. A long-standing partnership which will now extend to over a decade. It is an exciting time where we will be launching new ranges across the organisation, advancing the style, fit and performance of the kit range. We can’t wait to see all the gymnasts showcasing it!” – Josh Beal, Sales Director, Kukri Sports

“I am delighted that we have been able to renew our partnership with Kukri Sports for four more years. We have worked with Kukri for a number of years now and to continue alongside them is exciting; we want to continue to bring our brand to life and they are able to make this happen through designs and our teamwear.” – Victoria Ward, CEO, Welsh Gymnastics

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BRITISH WRESTLING PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Kukri Sports are proud to announce our new 5-year partnership with British Wrestling. As part of the deal Kukri will provide a full range of bespoke off mat sportswear for competitors and coaches, whilst offering support to grassroots clubs.

British Wrestling is the National Governing Body for wrestling in the UK, including the Olympic and Commonwealth styles of wrestling and other styles within the remit of United World Wrestling, as well as other indigenous forms of wrestling.

Find out more about British Wrestling

“I’m delighted with our new 5-year partnership with Kukri. After working with them as the Team England kit supplier for the past two Commonwealth Games the athletes have provided consistently strong feedback and working with a UK-based supplier means reduced costs and logistics for all. We’ve worked closely with Kukri’s design team to develop a British look that I’m sure will help to instil pride in all representatives across the talent and performance pathways.” – Craig Anthony, Chief Executive – British Wrestling

“We are delighted to partner with British Wrestling for the next 5 years. The performance and quality of the wrestling suits has gone down extremely well throughout Commonwealth Games and we are ecstatic to continue to supply the top wrestlers with Kukri singlets, a bespoke off mat range and support wrestling clubs around the country in this exciting partnership.” – Josh Beal, Sales Director – Kukri Sports.

Kukri Sports are a global sportswear supplier offering superior quality bespoke garments, across multiple sports, from grassroots to elite level. To find out how we can support your sportswear needs contact us

MERCHISTON CASTLE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Kukri Sports are delighted to announce our 5-year partnership with Merchiston Castle, an all-boys school, who are one of the finest in Scotland.

The school has an enviable history, being founded in 1833 and boasts the world’s longest continuous annual rugby fixture in the world (Merchiston v Edinburgh Academy). Today the school continues to put high-quality learning and teaching at the centre of the boy’s experience.

Learn more about Merchiston Castle

As part of the deal Kukri will provide a full range of bespoke school sportswear for both on and off field, for both staff and pupils.

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Kukri Sports for the next 5 years. Sport is a huge part of our school, and it is important to have sportswear that not only looks modern, but also performs, to allow our young athletes to reach their potential.

We appreciate the multi-sport expertise Kukri have acquired over the years, with high profile partners; including Ulster Rugby, Yorkshire CCC, British Gymnastic and many more, and are really looking forward to seeing our pupils and staff reap the rewards.”- Pippa Axon, Bursar, Merchiston Castle School.

“It is a privilege to partner with Merchiston Castle School for the next five years. Merchiston is a school founded on tradition and sporting culture and we aim to provide sportswear that showcases this tradition within the designs, whilst bringing modern day performance qualities to the kit.

We look forward to providing more than just PE and performance kit, as we look to delve ourselves into the sporting events that take place at the school, throughout the year. We can’t wait to deliver the first batch of kit to the school in September and also provide an online shop, for the school, in the near future too.” – Josh Beal, Sales Director, Kukri Sports.

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BRITISH WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PARTNERSHIP EXTENSION

Kukri Sports are proud to announce a 5-year extension of our partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball, the governing body for the sport in the UK.

As part of the deal Kukri will design and manufacture all GB apparel for the national squads, as well as providing a full sport-clothing offering for British Wheelchair Basketball clubs.

Kukri will also be the title sponsor of the Junio League, Junior National Championships and Elite 8’s.

British Wheelchair Basketball is the governing body for wheelchair basketball in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – find out more

“We are delighted to welcome Kukri Sports to the wheelchair basketball family as headline sponsors of our Junior Programme. British Wheelchair Basketball already enjoys an established relationship with Kukri, who have been the sports official clothing partner since November 2020, and today’s announcement reinforces their commitment to the development and growth of the sport through their investment in the Junior Programme.” Lisa Pearce, Chief Executive, British Wheelchair Basketball

“We are ecstatic to extend our partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball, for the next 5 years. It is a truly unique relationship where we are looking to drive the sport in the country to achieve so much, it is so exciting where BWB are taking it and we are so proud to support this! The product is so important to this partnership too, we are continually looking to develop our offering to ensure we are delivering kit that performs for the athletes, made specifically for wheelchair basketball players, and can’t wait to see these products out on court.” Josh Beal – Sales Director, Kukri Sports

Kukri Sports are a global sportswear supplier offering superior quality bespoke garments, across multiple sports, from grassroots, to elite level. To find out how we can support your sportswear needs visit www.kukrisports.com

OUR LATEST PROUD PARTNER IN FOCUS – ULSTER RUGBY

Kukri Sports are the proud partner of Ulster Rugby and have been the official kit, training, and leisurewear supplier since 2008. We supply kit for the men’s and women’s senior teams, the Ulster Academy and age grade teams as well as coaches, referees and staff working across the province of Ulster. This includes competition and training wear for the teams. We also have with an on-site shop and a retail range which recently included the launch of limited-edition collections. Visit the online shop.

We spoke to Stuart Martin, Head of Marketing and Communications at Ulster Rugby.

How important is it the get the right kit for the Ulster Team?

“It’s fundamental to the performance of our Men’s and Women’s teams that they have the right kit for success – whether that’s for training, in the gym, for travel or the kit they take to the field in under the Friday night lights. It’s also essential that we kit out our Academy, Age-Grade and representative teams – as well as our off-field and rugby development staff – to ensure they can carry out their roles on a day to day basis all across the province.”

What has it been like working with Kukri as a kit supplier?

“Kukri have been a very proactive partner with us, working together to create bespoke items across our playing and training ranges that better express our provincial colours in particular. Kukri also supported our vision to see our Women’s team play in the same kit design as the men from season 2020/21 and make this available for sale. So regardless of whether it’s the men’s team or women’s team that our next generation of fans have an affinity with, then they can walk into our store – or jump online – and pick the same jersey worn by their heroes.”

Hopes for the future of Kukri’s partnership with Ulster Rugby?

Neil Patterson, Country Manager, NI and ROI at Kukri, said “We have been the proud kit supplier of Ulster Rugby since 2008. The team at Kukri Sports have gone above and beyond to support the club’s kit requirements and ensure that we are constantly evolving the kit’s design and performance. We look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with Ulster and are excited for our future with them.”

Ulster Rugby is one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from Ireland.

The team compete in the United Rugby Championship and the Heineken Champions Cup. The team represents the IRFU Ulster Branch, which is one of the four primary branches of the IRFU and is responsible for rugby union throughout the geographical Irish province of Ulster, comprising six counties in Northern Ireland and three in the Republic of Ireland.

Ulster play their home games at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast which has a capacity of 18,000. The province plays primarily in white and the team crest features a red hand within two rugby balls, the red hand being taken from the provincial flag of Ulster.

Ulster turned professional along with its fellow Irish provinces in 1995 and has competed in the PRO14 (previously Celtic League / PRO12) since it was founded in 2001, having previously competed in the annual interprovincial championship. Ulster A team compete in the British and Irish Cup. Ulster won the Heineken Cup in 1999, the Celtic Cup in 2003 and the Celtic League in 2006.

Find out more about Ulster Rugby: https://ulster.rugby/

To find out more about the benefits of partnering with Kukri Sports, get in touch: https://www.kukrisports.co.uk/contact/

LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Following a successful 2 years as the official sportswear provider to Leeds Beckett University we are excited to announce a further 2-year extension until 2024.

As part of the deal Kukri will continue to provide elite, bespoke sportswear, leisurewear and merchandise to staff and students.

“We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Leeds Beckett University. With reduced sport being played during the pandemic we are excited to increase our involvement with each sports club, continue to support students’ sporting journeys and deliver quality products for all at Beckett. We look forward to continuing to develop the partnership over the next two years and working with the university to grow the offering for students.” Josh Beal, Sales Director at Kukri Sports.

‘‘Leeds Beckett University is delighted to extend its partnership with Kukri for another 2 years’.

‘Sport, physical activity and wellbeing are integral parts of the Leeds Beckett student experience and we are pleased that Kukri is now able to continue to support our sports clubs, both on and off the field.’

‘We look forward to working closely with the Kukri team to support our vision and values and help our students achieve their longer-term goals and successes.” Sally Griffiths – Leeds Beckett University, Director of Sport.

Leeds Beckett University are one of the largest providers of sports courses in UK Higher Education and have an Athletic Union comprising 38 sports clubs and over 80 teams.

With a 190-year history, the Leeds Beckett values of excellence, inspiration and integrity are ideals we also maintain and we will be working alongside staff and students to continue to produce ranges of bespoke sportswear to uphold these values.

Kukri Sports are a global sportswear supplier offering superior quality bespoke garments, across multiple sports, from grassroots, to elite level. To find out how we can support your sportswear needs visit www.kukrisports.com