Bedford re sign with Gilbert after successful start

Bedford re sign with Gilbert after successful start

Bedford Blues and Gilbert Rugby are proud to announce a renewed long-term partnership that sees one of England’s biggest rugby brands remain the club’s official kit supplier.

In a special celebration year for Gilbert as they mark their bicentenary, Bedford Blues remain as the flagship team in the top two tiers of English rugby to be lead kit partners with rugby’s most iconic brand.

Gilbert Rugby will again provide match day kit, training kit, off field wear and all supporter leisurewear ranges for the Blues Family – with new ranges arriving soon!

In another exciting development, and to coincide with 50 years of Bedford Junior Blues next season, the Club were pleased to announce recently that all men’s, women’s and junior playing jerseys will be synonymous with each other throughout 23/24 under one design.

Bedford Blues Chief Operating Officer, Gareth Alred said: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Gilbert, they share many of the same values, traditions and family orientated approach as the Blues.

“In this their 200th year, we are really excited to work more closely together, bringing players and supporters the best quality clothing offer from one of rugby’s most iconic brands.”

Luke Gray, Gilbert Head of Sales, added: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Bedford Blues who will remain our flagship club partner in Championship Rugby. Bedford are renowned as one of the best supported and best performing clubs in the second tier and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with Gareth, Mike and the wider Blues team over the last few seasons.

This extension will see Gilbert kit worn at every level of the club, from the 1st team to junior programme and the growing women’s sector, we look forward to launching the new Blues’ collection soon and are confident the players and supporters will enjoy it.” 


About Gilbert

Gilbert Rugby is a legendary brand with 200 years of expertise in crafting the finest rugby balls. From humble beginnings in the 1820s, Gilbert Rugby has become the ball of choice for the world's greatest rugby competitions. With a reputation for innovation, precision and quality, Gilbert Rugby is the ultimate symbol of rugby excellence. Proud to be the official ball of every Rugby World Cup since 1995, Gilbert is a market leader in the production and supply of rugby goods including: rugby balls, rugby boots, rugby clothing and rugby equipment.


It is the official supplier of the most important rugby tournaments and competitions in the world, such as the Rugby World Cup 2023, European Professional Club Rugby, Premiership Rugby, United Rugby Championship, Super Rugby and most of the World’s leading international teams.