Gilbert extend partnership with Otago Rugby Football Union for five years

GILBERT are proud to announce an extension with Otago Rugby Football Union for a further five years. 

The partnership with one of New Zealand’s most iconic teams will ensure that Otago has Gilbert as their Official Apparel and Ball Provider until at least 2029. 

“Otago Rugby is excited to be continuing our close working relationship with Gilbert. Our partnership with Gilbert, which commenced 5 years ago, is one we are very proud of and everyone at Otago Rugby is looking forward to next 5 years,” Otago Rugby Football Union CEO Richard Kinley said. 

Upon reaching 2029, the partnership between Gilbert and Otago will have spanned a decade, with many outstanding milestones set to be reached. 

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Gilbert for a further five years.  The Gilbert range ensures our Otago Rugby teams look great on and off the field, throw in the support that the Gilbert team provides Otago Rugby and we can’t to see what the next five years brings!”, Otago Rugby Football Union Commercial Manager Paul Thompson added.  

With a fresh season ahead, Gilbert and Otago have been working closely to produce a wide-range of 2024 kit options for players, coaches and fans alike.  

“Gilbert are extremely proud of our relationship with the Otago Rugby Football Union and view this re-signing as solidifying our shared commitment to excellence and sporting innovation,” Gilbert Head of Commercial - Apparel Clayton McErlane said.

“The renewed partnership will see Gilbert continue to provide Otago Rugby with cutting-edge apparel solutions tailored to enhance performance and comfort.” 

Gilbert South Island Manager Regan Finch believed the partnership would benefit all players, staff and fans going forward.

“To re-sign for a further five years is very exciting for all parties involved and we are looking forward to building and growing this important partnership into the future.”