NRU appoint Gilbert as Official Teamwear Partner and launch new NRU Online Shop

Thursday 05 December 2019

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Northumberland Rugby Union are delighted to announce the appointment of Gilbert as their new Official Teamwear Partner and also launch their new NRU Online Shop in conjunction with Sportsworld.

Penny Stewart, NRU Director of Communications commented that "after a full tender process undertaken with several teamwear suppliers and subsequent follow up meetings, it was an unanimous decision by the selection committee to appoint Gilbert as our new teamwear partner.  We really liked their range and quality of product, competitive pricing and their obvious enthusiasm to work with NRU.  As part of this 4 year deal, NRU have committed to purchasing all of its teamwear from Gilbert and in return have received an attractive sponsorship package.  In effect, this means that any future purchases of NRU kit (either playing, leisurewear or accessories) during this period which will carry the NRU logo, must be procured from the Gilbert product range. Team playing kit will continue to be ordered via County Office, with all other leisurewear and accessories available to purchase via our NRU Online Shop in partnership with Sportsworld.

We're all looking forward to working closely with the team at Gilbert and Sportsworld to strengthen the NRU brand."

Richard Gray, Sales and Marketing Director at Grays International Limited (parent company of Gilbert) ...

"Since 1823 Gilbert have had a proud association with the sport of Rugby. Whether this be at Grassroots, County or across the International stage via World Cup Rugby, Six Nations or Barbarian FC. As a consequence of this heritage and association Gilbert have become arguably the most iconic and recognised brand in the sport. It is due to this proud heritage and profile we seek key strategic partners to work with. Partners that are the embodiment of rugby as well as reflecting ours and the sports core values. In Northumberland Rugby we see great synergy that makes us very proud to have been chosen as the Official Teamwear Partner to Northumberland Rugby Union.

I and all at Gilbert look forward to supporting NRU over the years ahead, being a part of your history and we all wish you every success.

NRU Online Shop

In conjunction with appointing Gilbert, NRU have also reviewed and updated their online shop, which continues to be operated and managed by Sportsworld, based in Alnwick. We’re delighted to be able to offer a wide range of Gilbert products such as hoodies, fleeces, jackets, shorts, water bottles, holdalls, contact tops etc. all at competitive prices!  Just click on the link below to have a look …

Andrew Hodgson, Director at Sportsworld, says "we've managed kit for Northumberland for 30 plus years now and are delighted to team up with both Northumberland Rugby Union and Gilbert Teamwear, to supply a dedicated range of high quality teamwear for customers through our online shop.”

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE NRU ONLINE SHOP (ps. great for Christmas gifts).

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