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Southland Boys’ High School Partnership Extension

New Zealand

Kukri Sports are delighted to announce our new 4-year partnership extension with Southland Boys’ High School (SBHS), based in New Zealand. As part of the deal Kukri will continue to support the school in their full uniform requirements.

Established in 1881 SBHS are one of New Zealand’s oldest state schools who have a proud history and tradition – Find out more about the school

Commenting on the partnership extension SBHS Rector Simon Coe said “Southland Boys’ High School look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Kukri, as our principal uniform supplier.  The garments have been of the highest quality in both fabric and manufacture. The Kukri team continue to work with us on design, and developing a uniform that suits our boy’s needs.”

Kukri South Island Sales Manager Zach McKay said “we’re thrilled with the partnership and look forward to seeing the students, staff and supporters of Southland Boys in the latest Kukri product.”

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New Zealand

As part of our ongoing campaign, ‘Rugby in Focus’, Kukri Sports is proud to highlight our long-standing partnership with Waikato Rugby, one of the most successful professional rugby union clubs in New Zealand.

Kukri have been the proud official kit supplier for Waikato since 2009, supplying kit to all the Waikato age grade teams, FPC and NPC cup teams.

As a leading rugby kit supplier for over 20 years, Kukri have been providing teams all over the world with cutting-edge designs to ensure players and clubs can reach new heights on the pitch.

As well as providing cutting-edge designs with a commitment to innovation, Kukri’s kits are highly durable to ensure that players can perform to their best and feel comfortable when competing.

Click here to find out more about our rugby teamwear options.

Founded in 1921, Waikato Rugby are a New Zealand professional rugby union team, who compete professionally in competitions, which include the Mitre 10 Cup and National Provincial Championships.

They have a long and proud history of rugby culture and success at all levels of the game, producing 63 All Blacks and consistently among the top performing provincial unions in the country.

Waikato Rugby have two teams, the NPC team and the Waitomo Group Waikato FPC team. The NPC team compete in the Bunnings NPC, whilst the FPC team compete in the Farah Palmer Cup, and most recently missed out on another final after suffering a narrow defeat against Auckland Storm.

Since being partnered with Kukri, Waikato have gone on to achieve more memorable moments, from being crowned Mitre 10 Cup winners in 2018 to their FPC team winning the Farah Palmer Cup Premiership in 2021 after defeating provincial powerhouse Canterbury.

Commenting on the long-standing partnership, Hannah Grainger, Commercial Manager at Waikato Rugby, said “The Commercial Partnership between Kukri and Waikato Rugby continues to be a shining example of cooperation within the business and sports world. The relationship has been built on open lines of communication, shared visions and a commitment to excellence.”

Waikato Rugby continues to make great strides in encouraging participation in Rugby in New Zealand, with their being an NPC and FPC team. The latter recently marginally missed out on reaching another Farah Palmer Cup Final this year after losing to Auckland Storm.

Since the NPC starting in the late 1970s, Waikato quickly moved out of the second division and have been a force ever since, winning national provincial titles in 1992 and 2006.

Waikato also has an outstanding Ranfurly Shield record having held the Log o’ Wood on 11 different occasions, defending it 53 times, which is the third most behind Auckland and Canterbury.

Click here to find out more about Waikato Rugby.

At Kukri Sports, we don’t just provide teamwear; we also become an integral part of a club’s journey, from grassroots to elite rugby. Our partnership with Waikato Rugby is a testament to our dedication to supporting the sport and the teams that bring it to life.

Bespoke teamwear forms a unique part of an individual and team’s sporting story and represents a lasting link with their sport. Every individual has the ability to build their own legacy, and we are committed to help fuel an athlete’s journey by providing durable and innovative kit designs that help them to perform at their best.

Don’t miss out on a month of exclusive content as we celebrate this year’s Rugby World Cup, featuring behind the scenes insights into our rugby partners and innovative design components of our professional club kits.

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Want to know how we can help you? Click here to design your own rugby kit and find out more about our rugby partners.

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Your Sport. Your Team. Your Design.

Marlborough Boys Partnership Announcement

New Zealand

Kukri Sports are thrilled to announce our new 4-year partnership with Marlborough Boys’ College (MBC).

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

Situated in New Zealand’s Blenheim region, MBC boasts a rich heritage of offering young men rigorous opportunities and maintaining exceptional standards across various facets of their lives. Established in 1900, the institution has played a crucial role in the local community and has seen remarkable achievements at both the national and global levels. This includes producing accomplished athletes, scholars, industry leaders, politicians, and cultural influencers.

Find out more about Marlborough Boys College

Zach McKay, South Island Sales Manager for Kurki New Zealand, said “The opportunity to work with the school community is exciting for our company and brand. Together we can have the staff, students and supporters of the school looking and feeling great in the latest product”.

MBC Principal John Kendal said the school was “Looking forward to working with Kukri Sports in the years ahead. Our students take great pride in all things associated with the school and how we present ourselves is a huge part of that. Kukri are an excellent fit for the look, feel and function of our daywear and sports uniforms”.

Deputy Principal Jarrod Dunn said the school worked alongside Kukri to finalise a product range that was fit for purpose. “Our daywear is modern and functional, whilst our sports and cultural apparel will uphold the traditions and history of the college”.

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