In order to provide bespoke sports kit for its pupils, Rugby School has appointed Kukri as its new sports kit supplier.
The school, where the game of rugby was invented, and Kukri, who were initially inspired by the Flying Kukris rugby team, are the ‘perfect match’, the school said.
Rugby School’s director of sport, Debbie Skene, said it was Kukri’s ability to create bespoke kits that truly reflect the individuality and vision of each team sport that helped them to win the contract.
She said: “We are experiencing a successful run of sporting achievements and it’s incredibly important to us that our kit promotes both our overall team ethos and individuality, while using materials tested on some of the UK’s elite athletes.
“We will be working closely with Kukri to create a contemporary and bespoke look for all our students, who will be wearing unique designs for each sport while sharing a unified look when travelling and training.”
It’s incredibly important to us that our kit promotes both our overall team ethos and individuality, while using materials tested on some of the UK’s elite athletes
Chris Marshall, Kukri sales director GB and Europe, said Kukri Sport is proud to be partnering Rugby School.
He said: “Rugby as a sport has formed a significant part of our history, however, the multi-sport provision across Rugby School creates a real synergy with our direction as a sportswear brand.
“Facilitating access to a multitude of sports, particularly encouraging female participation, means Rugby School is strongly aligned with our vision to inspire each individual’s sporting journey and the legacy of our time in sport that teamwear creates.
“Our product is designed to meet the needs of young athletes, with the range as comfortable and practical off the field as it is high-performance on it.”
As part of the contract, Kukri will be supporting Rugby School’s Arnold Foundation programme, which provides free boarding places, as well as sponsoring all the 1st teams.