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O'Neills sportswear goes the distance

Sponsored: The UK-based sportswear manufacturer explains how it can offer schools the best tour kit in the business

Posted by Julian Owen | December 18, 2017 | Sports & Leisure

Why should you choose O’Neills? 

O’Neills sportswear now have 10 regional sales representatives who can visit your school and help from start to finish with guidance on how best to supply your tour kit, no matter what the size of your tour party.

O’Neills reps regularly arrive at schools armed with sizing samples and the tour party is able to try on garments that will ultimately be supplied in the school/tour colours, whether for teamwear or general tour uniform.

The O’Neills saying is...“We want every tourist to have the right size kit and remember what should be a lifelong memory for all the right reasons!” 


O’Neills 12-acre manufacturing facility in Strabane, Northern Ireland, employs almost 500 staff and has received ISO accreditation at 9001 (quality management) and 14001 (environmental management). O’Neills can supply: 

 - Bespoke, fully personalised team kits - 4 weeks

 - Training and leisurewear with embroidery and/or print – 3 weeks

 - Specifically made tour leisurewear – 6–8 weeks


Kingswood School, Bath have now used O’Neills for five consecutive overseas school’s tours and have been very impressed.

Director of Sport, Tim Reeman, states how important customer service is: “The sales office in Somerset is a massive help to me! Tess and Lynn really do provide the support I need in getting things spot on. You cannot make mistakes with tour kits – they are a one-off.” 

Tim’s most recent tour to North America involved 80 students and 10 staff. O’Neills provided sizing samples and their staff were present at the sizing session. All the kit was in a bespoke design and personalised with initials.

Moulsford Prep School are regular visitors to South Africa and have used O’Neills for their last three trips. 

Mark Griffiths, Director of Sport, explained that the kit is always delivered when agreed, is top quality and, most importantly, looks smart. The tour party always stands out for all the right reasons.

Pip Atkinson-Kennedy, Director of Sport at King’s School Bruton, has not only benefited from the quick supply of tour kit, for destinations as varied as Canada, the Far East and Australia, but also O’Neills’ ability to supply bespoke team kit for their very successful girl’s hockey teams

O’Neills have the ability to supply us with bespoke kit, but also personalise it for specific events like indoor and outdoor national hockey finals, when we have little time between the qualifying tournaments and the finals,” said Pip. 

What’s next? 

If your school is looking for a UK sportswear supplier who places customer service at the top of any agenda, don’t hesitate to contact Peter Kennedy on

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