Warriors Kit Deal With World Class Brand Is In The Bag

Glasgow Warriors today departed for their pre-season training camp in France today with new kit in their bags having signed a new deal with the world's leading rugby sportswear manufacturer, Canterbury of New Zealand. Prior to the team's departure, Glasgow and Scotland international Dan Parks joined summer signing Mark McMillan for the unveiling of the new home and alternative jerseys. The deal will see the Warriors wear Canterbury of New Zealand playing and training kit until at least the end of the 2011/12 season.Glasgow Warriors today departed for their pre-season training camp in France today with new kit in their bags having signed a new deal with the world's leading rugby sportswear manufacturer, Canterbury of New Zealand.

Prior to the team's departure, Glasgow and Scotland international Dan Parks joined summer signing Mark McMillan for the unveiling of the new home and alternative jerseys. The deal will see the Warriors wear Canterbury of New Zealand playing and training kit until at least the end of the 2011/12 season.

Glasgow Warriors Chief Executive, Ian Riddoch, said: "I'm delighted that we've been able to secure Canterbury of New Zealand as our kit and apparel partner for the next four seasons.

_x001C_When we were looking at possible kit suppliers for Glasgow Warriors the vast majority of players, staff and supporters I spoke to said that they would love it if Canterbury of New Zealand were our supplier. We have now been able to deliver their wish and secure a world class sports brand with all its technical expertise, knowledge of rugby and outstanding reputation.

_x001C_I think the new kit looks great on the players and I'm sure it'll be a big hit with all our supporters."

Mostyn Thomas, Marketing Director for Canterbury of New Zealand, commented: _x001C_The deal with Glasgow Warriors brings together two brands that are looking to use technology and innovation in order to gain every available competitive edge on the field as well as demonstrating Canterbury's continued commitment to Scottish rugby with a long term deal already in place with the National side.

_x001C_We look forward to working with the Warriors over the coming seasons and hope the partnership can prove to be successful both on and off the field._x001D_

Riddoch added: _x001C_Following on from our previous communication announcing the extension of our deal with main sponsor Flogas, I welcome this investment in Glasgow Warriors from Canterbury of New Zealand. I'm confident that this positive news will encourage more businesses and organisations to get behind professional rugby in Scotland._x001D_

The new partnership enhances Canterbury's pool of endorsements with leading club and national sides in world rugby.

In addition to the Scotland national team, the Canterbury stable currently includes World Cup winners South Africa, Magners League champions Leinster, Guinness Premiership Champions London Wasps and Top 14 league runners up Clermont Auvergne.

During their pre-season tour, the Warriors will play Castres of Saturday 2 August in Millau (kick-off 7pm local time) and Beziers on Saturday 9 August in Camares (kick-off 4pm local time). The team will play their only home pre-season game against Bristol at Firhill Arena on Friday 22 August (kick-off 7:30pm).

Canterbury is now part of the Biggest Team in Glasgow and you should be too. Season ticket prices for the new season are frozen for adults, remaining at £150, a saving of £65 compared to buying individual match tickets for all the games. That's the equivalent saving of four free games!

Concession tickets are available to students and OAPs, priced at £80, with supporters under the age of 18 getting to see 13 games of top-flight professional rugby for only £30, the equivalent of just £2.30 per game!

Log onto glasgowwarriors.org for more information.