May 25, 2021 – Rugby Americas North (RAN) is excited to announce a new long-term partnership with global sportswear brand, Osprey as its official apparel supplier.
Through the partnership, Osprey Sports will help deliver high-quality custom sports apparel to rugby communities throughout North America and the Caribbean. Teams, athletes and supporters will have the opportunity to purchase merchandise through an online shop on RAN’s website or at any RAN event in a wide variety of styles and items.
Furthermore, RAN’s Member Unions will have the opportunity to create their own online stores to easily create, manage and sell merchandise specific to their needs.
Osprey Sports specialises in custom and bespoke rugby apparel. In recent years, Osprey has grown substantially to cover a wide range of sports and is now the official supplier of apparel for more than 1,000 rugby clubs and schools globally.
Over the next three years, Osprey Sports will play a vital role in helping expand RAN’s brand presence while promoting fan retention throughout North America and the Caribbean, during what is expected to be a busy return to rugby from COVID-19 in the fall of 2021 and into next year.
Rugby Americas North General Manager, Niall Brooks:
“As we continue preparing for Rugby’s return from COVID-19, we are delighted to partner with Osprey Sports to provide high-quality, affordable and custom apparel throughout our region.
RAN has worked with Osprey Sports during each of the last two RAN Beach 5s Tournaments in Florida and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from players, teams and fans due to the style, price and durability of their clothing.
Many of RAN’s Member Unions lack the staff and resources to manage their own online shop, and this partnership will provide them the means to create and sell merchandise as they see fit and raise additional income for their own further development and growth. All in, RAN believes, this is an excellent resource to continue growing the game in North America and the Caribbean.”
Sajad Nawaz, Owner of Osprey Sports:
“Osprey Sports would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to Rugby Americas North for the opportunity to be the official apparel partners of RAN for the next 3 years until 2024. We feel extremely privileged to be able to provide custom apparel to the North American and Caribbean rugby community.
Our goal is to provide RAN with custom apparel that enhances the professionalism of the organisation, whilst developing and designing apparel that is specific to each demographic region within the RAN community.”
ABOUT OSPREY SPORTS
Osprey Sports specialise in supplying high quality Multi Sports bespoke wear mainly Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Netball and Basketball for Men, Women & Kids in the customer’s choice of design/colour.
We are experts in sublimation (digitally printed clothes) and most of our garments are available sublimated in the design, colour of your choice with unlimited logos.
We special order your unique apparel directly from the factory and can offer our garments in impressively small volumes. Osprey sports inventive products are considered leading edge both on and off the field. Using the latest technology, combined with specially selected elite sports fabrics which have been researched, tried and tested to establish maximum performance, longevity and comfort for the players.