New kit partner for Wales Rugby League.

 

Wales Rugby League have joined forces with VX3 and parent company Lovell Rugby to announce an exciting new long-term partnership. The sports apparel specialists will become the national sides official kit supplier for the 2019/20 season with a deal running for 3 years.

Under the new agreement VX3 will provide new playing kits, performance training and leisurewear for the new season for the Wales Rugby League senior men’s, and women’s sides together with the Elite player pathways for U15s U16s U19s, Students, Dragon hearts, Wheelchair, Physical and Learning Disability rugby teams.

Lovell Rugby who are global leaders in online rugby retail have also partnered with Wales as long-term training and leisurewear sponsor.

“When Wales Rugby League needed to source another kit provider it was important to us to work with a company that had Welsh roots... supporting companies and manufacturing in Wales was key! This together with the desire to find a long-term partner who could help build online and retail sales of WRL merchandise and provide high performance playing kit,” said Gareth Kear, CEO.

“VX3 tick all these boxes and more than this, the young vibrant team and exceptional customer service make them a joy to work with.”

“Myself and a number of our first team players have been down to work with VX3 to ensure we have kit that meets our demands, and have been very impressed by what we saw.”

The home kit for this year is the iconic red colour famously associated with Wales whilst the flashes of green detailing takes its inspiration from the nation’s flag. The shirt has a chevron design on the chest in white, which is the colour of the shorts providing a fresh look. The away kit uses the same chevron design but in gold on a black jersey with red detailing. The standout feature of this shirt, however, is the dragon, sublimated onto the left of the jersey in monochrome, which is inspired by the last Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr, the back of the shirt proudly carries his name.

VX3 caught up with Elliot Kear, the Wales men’s captain, and Rafiuke Taylor of the ladies’ side to check them out in their new apparel. Elliott has 27 caps to his name making him the 4th all-time cap holder for Wales as well as holding the title of third all-time try scorer. Rafiuke is already a full Welsh Union international for Wales but is hoped to be the first ever female dual code international later this month. Both players were impressed with the look and feel of the new kits and training range.

Gareth added, “The men’s World Cup Nines in Australia and our upcoming first ever Women’s International in Wales provide great show cases to promote the new VX3 Wales National Kit and our partnership. “I look forward to all of our National teams, including our Wheelchair and Physical Disability teams wearing these shirts with pride.”

VX3 are now working on providing the kits, training and leisurewear ready for retail, which will be available soon.