Warwickshire confirm new kit partnership with Kukri
Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced a new partnership with International sportswear company Kukri to be the Official Kit Supplier up to and including the 2016 season.
Kukri, who provide playing and training kit for numerous leading clubs and international sports teams, will provide Warwickshire’s playing kit for the LV= County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup as well as the kit for the new NatWest t20 Blast competition, where the team will play as the Birmingham Bears.
Gareth Roberts, Commercial Director of Warwickshire CCC, said: “Kukri is already working with several county cricket clubs and the firm’s designers have been fantastic in creating a unique look for the Bears in the 2014 season.
They have offices in nine countries including Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Kukri's main office or 'Clubhouse' is based in Preston, Lancashire.
Formed in 1999, Kukri now partners thousands of grass-roots as well as elite teams, including London Wasps, Ulster Rugby, England Netball, Australia Hockeyroos, Somerset Cricket, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Wycombe Wanderers FC.
“The new kit designs represent the Club’s traditional colours of navy, white and yellow and we’re looking forward to unveiling the designs of the Royal London One-Day Cup and NatWest t20 Blast shirts when the players return from the pre-season tour in late-March.”
As part of the activation, Kukri will receive perimeter branding within Warwickshire’s Edgbaston Stadium, tickets and hospitality packages at all of its Major Match Days, whilst all replica shirts, training kit and leisurewear will be sold through the Shop at Edgbaston.
Kukri GB Sales Director, Scott Gamble, adds: “We are delighted to be partnering one of the most successful County Cricket Clubs in all formats of the game. We love our cricket at Kukri and look forward to seeing Warwickshire CCC go from strength to strength. We have worked hard to create designs for the new kit which will win the approval of players and fans alike. We’re really excited here at Kukri and know it’s going to be a big hit.”
Further information and designs of Warwickshire’s Royal London Cup and the Birmingham Bears’ NatWest t20 Blast shirts will be revealed on www.edgbaston.com. All three new replica shirts will be available from the Shop at Edgbaston soon after the designs have been released.
Kukri currently supplies bespoke sports kit for over 76 different sports to teams, clubs, universities and schools worldwide, and will supply all England delegation and competition wear for next year’s Commonwealth Games.