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Gilbert Rugby partners with Shute Shield

Gilbert Rugby News — Published on November 5 , 2014

After a brief hiatus, GILBERT is delighted to announce its return as the ball of choice for Sydney Rugby Union’s Shute Shield Competition. This new agreement revives a partnership with rugby in New South Wales that goes back almost 30 years. Not only will GILBERT once again become the official and exclusive ball for all Shute Shield Clubs but will also be the exclusive supplier of uniforms to the New South Wales Rugby Referee Association.

Bruce Worboys, Sydney Rugby Union Director, said “GILBERT has been a tremendous partner of New South Wales Rugby for many years and we are thrilled to announce that Clubs will go back to using what are globally recognised as the best rugby balls available. We encourage all Clubs to support our partnership by contacting Christian Warner the GILBERT Sales Manager for all their rugby requirements.”

GILBERT Sale Manager, and 50 capped Waratah, Christian Warner responded by saying “To see the GILBERT ball being used again in Sydney’s Premier Rugby Competition is extremely exciting. To also continue the expansion of our teamwear division by supplying the NSW Referees demonstrates our commitment to working with grassroots rugby. I’m positive the Clubs and players alike will be delighted to see the return of GILBERT footballs”.

GILBERT Brand Manager, Jon Clarke, added "We have a long and proud history of supporting rugby throughout the country at all levels, so to see our partnership reignighted and expanded with New South Rugby is extremely encouraging. We look forward to another long and prosperous relationship with this great competition and the participating Clubs."

This partnership, in conjunction with GILBERT’s agreements with Rugby World Cup 2015, Australian Rugby Union, SANZAR, Rebels, Force, Reds, Waratahs, Brumbies, NRC, NSW Subbies and NSW Country further confirms GILBERT’s position as the brand of choice in the world of Rugby Union.

Attached Image: SRU Director Bruce Worboys with GILBERT Sales Manager Christian Warner.

For sales enquiries please contact Christian Warner, GILBERT Sales Manager 0455 061 134 christianwarner@gnsports.com

For further information please contact Jon Clarke, GILBERT Commercial Manager jonclarke@gnsports.com

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