Media Release, issued on Thursday, 14th June at 09.00.

Kukri Sports are delighted to announce a new partnership with Fylde RFC. As official kit supplier Kukri will provide exclusive bespoke teamwear to Fylde for the next 3 years.

One of the top-ranked Lancashire rugby union clubs, Fylde plays in the English National 2 North Division and will be celebrating its centenary year in 2019/20 season.  Still to this day Fylde retains its status as a ‘true rugby club’ embracing both elite and community roles. Their new partnership with the Lancashire-based sportswear company will empower the Club both on and off the pitch by enhancing the athlete’s presence and performance.

The ‘true rugby club’ joins a growing group of Kukri sponsored clubs and teams reinforcing the brand positioning as the number one multisport choice for elite and amateur athletes. The current stable includes Team England, Leicester Tigers, Ulster Rugby, Leigh Centurions, British Weightlifting and Lancashire County Cricket Club amongst others, highlighting a commitment to making the brand the global market leader in bespoke sportswear.

Andrew Ronnie, Kukri Managing Director stated “We are proud to be partnered with Fylde RFC. Our partnership will not only demonstrate our unrivalled product and service but our commitment to achieving outstanding excellence.  We look forward to working with the Club over the next three years to help ensure their success.”

Mike Jefferson, General Manager explained “We are delighted to have partnered with Kukri Sports for the club’s kit supply. Not only were we impressed with the quality and products on offer, but also with their knowledge and appetite to work closely with Fylde RFC in understanding our vision for the future. With this partnership offering benefits both on and off the pitch we are confident of a long and lasting relationship. ‘

Background

Kukri Sports

Based in Lancashire, Kukri Sports prides itself on being an industry leading bespoke sportswear brand  providing team wear across a wide range of sports. Working with national teams, schools, colleges, and universities worldwide they supply high-quality bespoke team wear and leisure wear.

Kukri takes great pride in delivering an unrivalled service to customers and the main focus is on the needs, individuality and style of its customers and partners. Kukri empowers peak performance through industry-leading sportswear reflecting the passion of sport in everything they do.

Fylde RFC

A strong national RU brand name, partly through the Club’s on-field achievements over 97 years and partly through its famous former international players such as Bill Beaumont (now Chairman of World Rugby), Malcolm Phillips (formerly RFU President and IRB member) and a new generation of talent including Kieran Brookes and Josh Beaumont. It runs four senior teams, a Colts squad and ten Mini-Junior teams, making up a strength of well over 400 players. Its well equipped Woodlands Memorial Ground has staged many international fixtures at U18s, U19s, England Trials and England Counties levels as well as being a regular host of Lancashire County fixtures.

For further information please contact:

Vivienne Ettenfield | Brand Manager

Kukri Sports Ltd

Tel: 01772 338899

 

Mike Jefferson | General Manager

Fylde RFC

Tel: 01253 734733

Photo below: Adam Lewis, Head of Group Commercial Operations at Kukri and Fylde skipper, with Mike Jefferson, Fylde’s General Manager.