Scottish Rugby secures bumper sponsorship deal

Al Kellock and team mates help to launch the new deal. Picture: Jane Barlow
Al Kellock and team mates help to launch the new deal. Picture: Jane Barlow
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SCOTTISH Rugby today unveiled its biggest every sponsorship deal with kit partner Macron, who will kit out all Scotland’s representative teams along with Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors.

The body are also to liaise with fans on the design of the next Scotland kit, due to be launched this summer.

In a statement on the official website, Scottish Rugby’s Chief Executive Mark Dodson said: “This historic deal for Scottish Rugby is very welcome news and I would like to thank Macron for joining us in this ground-breaking partnership.

“The new deal will start on 1 July when our existing agreement with Canterbury of New Zealand comes to an end. I thank Canterbury for all their support of Scottish Rugby.

“Today is about welcoming Macron and looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership which will benefit our sport, on the international, top-level and community playing fields and for our supporters who pull on the shirt and share that pride.

“But the jersey itself belongs to the nation and that’s why we want to involve our supporters in what their team will be wearing.”

Macron CEO Gianluca Pavanello added: “It is an honour for us to be welcomed by Scotland, one of the cornerstone nations of international rugby, where the game of 7s was born.

“It’s great that Scotland supporters will have the chance to influence the new jersey when Macron becomes Scottish Rugby’s official kit supplier in July.”

Macron currently provides kit for a number of sports teams, with the majority of its clients in football, including the English and Welsh leagues, Brechin City and West Ham United.