Ministry of Sport

BLK Signs Long-Term Kit Deal With London Irish Rugby Team

London Irish has become the latest rugby team to sign a long-term deal with Australian sportswear manufacturer BLK.

Starting in July 2019, the Gold Coast based company will become the official kit provider of the London Irish professional and Academy set-ups, as well as the London Irish Foundation, London Irish Amateur club and Ladies team.

BLK currently partners with Connacht Rugby in the PRO14 (Ireland) as well as Super Rugby outfits the Stormers and Melbourne Rebels, however, London Irish will be the exclusive partner of BLK in the Gallagher Premiership this season.

“BLK is delighted to be partnering with London Irish as it enters an exciting new era in the clubs history,” managing director of BLK, Jason Lax said.

“We look forward to having a mutually beneficial relationship with the club both on and off the pitch over the coming seasons.”

London Irish CEO, Brian Facer, said: “This announcement marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our club.

“Both companies are looking to grow considerably in England and this partnership will support our long-term strategy.”

London Irish will be wearing the 2019/20 BLK kit for the first time in the Premiership Rugby 7s this September.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney