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History at the heart of Barbarians partnership with Gilbert Rugby

Gilbert Rugby News — Published on November 23 , 2018

Barbarian FC have signed a new long-term agreement with Gilbert Rugby, who are the new official and exclusive kit supplier to the famous club.

The Barbarians will debut their new Gilbert kit in the Killik Cup match against Argentina on Saturday December 1 at Twickenham Stadium.

The new match shirt design has been created with a nod to the heritage of the Barbarians and famous men’s and women's players who have pulled on the black and white hoops since the club’s inception in 1890.

Clean, uncluttered, identically sized hoops wrap their way around the jersey’s body, culminating at the collar where framed by a field of black, the wearer’s physique triangulates to lend an imposing visual weight to the shoulders.

Famous Barbarian player names are etched into the shirt numbers, further creating a link between past and present and underlining the way the club brings together the greats of the game.

Barbarian FC Chairman John Spencer said: “We are looking forward to working with Gilbert Rugby over the coming years. The Barbarians shirt is an iconic one and we are impressed with the quality of the playing, training and leisure apparel, particularly the way the match shirt design references the great players who have worn the jersey.

“Our men’s and women’s teams continue to attract talented players from around the world to take part in memorable matches and to play with a spirit of adventure and enjoyment. We look forward to kicking off the next chapter in our history with Gilbert Rugby against Argentina on December 1."

Gilbert Sales & Marketing Director Richard Gray said, “We are delighted that the Barbarians have chosen to extend our long and successful relationship from rugby balls to provide their complete kit solution. 

"The Barbarians will be Gilbert’s stand-out flagship kit partner and we are excited by the many opportunities the association offers us both on a global scale. Both Gilbert and the Barbarians share a similarly unique heritage in rugby, so we feel it is the perfect partnership”. 

The brand new range of Barbarian FC kit is available now at www.gilbertrugbyshop.co.uk/BarbarianFC and the launch video can be found here.

Note to editors

For further information about Gilbert Rugby please contact sales@gilbertrugby.co.uk

For further information about the Barbarian FC please contact simon@simonmillspr.com or call 07702 661214

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