King Country Rugby Union Partners with Gilbert

Date posted: 31/03/2014

Gilbert are delighted to announce a new partnership with the King Country Rugby Union to be their new apparel supplier. This agreement will see Gilbert be the exclusive apparel supplier for all King Country representative sides.

Although better recognised as a ball manufacturer Gilbert has been supplying apparel to Clubs and Schools globally for many years. Gilbert has previously supplied apparel for such high profile teams as the Vodacom Bulls and the Lions, both of who compete in the Super Rugby Competition.
Susan Knight, King Country General Manager, said, “It’s very exciting to have such a well-known and reputable rugby brand like Gilbert on board and it’s a wonderful way to start our sponsorship drive for 2014.”

All Black Legend and King Country Rugby Union Life Member Sir Colin Meads added, “We’re a minor union in this country and it’s good to have a big company like Gilbert come on board and sponsor us. Hopefully we’ll keep Gilbert as sponsors for many years to come.”

Jamie Weir, Gilbert Sales Manager, responded by saying, “We are absolutely pumped to be partnering with such a well-known union, and King Country and Sir Colin Meads was a perfect fit. It just doesn't get more heartland than this.”

Jon Clarke, Gilbert Brand Manager, added. “We are thrilled to be launching our apparel range with King Country and we very excited to have the chance to work with a true legend of the game in Sir Colin Meads. We believe this partnership continues to demonstrate Gilbert’s commitment to working with grass roots rugby throughout New Zealand”.

The King Country Rugby Football Union is a constituent union in the New Zealand Rugby Union. It is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. Former England Rugby World Cup winning captain and coach Martin Johnson played for King Country, during his early career.

Sir Colin Meads

Attached Image provided by the Waikato Times: King Country Rugby Union Life Member Sir Colin Meads and Jamie Weir Gilbert Sales Manager.

For further information please contact Jon Clarke, Gilbert Aus/NZ Brand Manager jonclarke@gnsports.com.