New kit sponsor for CT Tens

2013-07-30 10:14
Cape Town Tens (File)
Cape Town - Global sporting brand BLK has announced a three-year official kit deal with Cape Town TENS Rugby, one of the fastest growing and most exciting social rugby establishments in the world.

The deal will be BLK’s first in South Africa and will see the brand supply a full range of technical performance apparel for all TENS Rugby representative teams.

Managing Director at TENS Rugby, Gerhardi Odendaal said the high level of innovation and design opportunities is what attracted them to BLK.

“We at TENS Rugby are very excited to be able to offer our teams the same quality playing kit some of the top professional teams in the world wear,” said Odendaal.

“BLK is innovative, hardworking and creative and we are delighted to offer our teams the opportunity to design their own kit online for the first time ever,” he said.

Launched in 2009 by former Springbok stars Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, the Cape Town TENS rugby tournament has become one of the world’s largest rugby tens contests.

Now in its sixth year the event will again take place at Hamilton Rugby Club, one of South Africa’s oldest rugby clubs, on Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, 2014 with more than 90 teams set to take part.

CEO at BLK Tyron Brant said this was one of their first major deals in South Africa and was another step in their global expansion plans. 

“At BLK we are committed to providing the most technologically advanced playing apparel on the market, so to be aligned with a major rugby organisation such as TENS Rugby is a testament to the standard of our apparel,” said Brant.

“The Cape Town TENS Rugby tournament is a great rugby institution in South Africa and around the world. It sees rugby fanatics come together to take part in two days of competition, entertainment and socialising.

“The playing kits will utilise some of the most advanced technology to help teams reach their playing potential on the field. We look forward to seeing some of the jersey designs created by the teams taking part in the tournament next year,” he said.

This latest deal comes following the recent announcement of BLK’s first European partnership with Connacht Rugby. The four-year partnership sees the brand supply a full range of technical performance apparel for all representative teams of the provincial Irish rugby team.

Australian based BLK has become a major international brand since it was created in 2011. With worldwide distribution, BLK are the official apparel partners with teams such as Wallabies, Manu Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, University of Canberra Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels and Canterbury Rugby Union. In addition, they boast over 4 000 teams worldwide who exclusively carry BLK team wear.

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