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10/09/2015

RFU EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH CANTERBURY AS OFFICIAL ENGLAND KIT SUPPLIER

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced it has renewed its long-term partnership with Canterbury, the world’s leading rugby brand, as Official Team Kit Partner.   The four year extension, which begins on 31 August 2016 and runs until beyond the Rugby World Cup in 2019, will see Canterbury continue to supply kit and training wear to the England senior team, as well as the Saxons, England Sevens, England Women’s and age grade teams.   Canterbury remains a committed partner of the grassroots game as Official Partner of All Schools,... Read More

04/09/2015

THE WINNING MENTALITY

Watching sporting greats succeed time after time can often cause you to wonder how it is they do it, with the ability to remain focused in stressful situations and outperform their rivals with military precision and stamina. Not all of us are blessed with physical gifts of strength, speed or endurance, however the ability to effectively manage emotional state has proven power to improve your chances of succeeding on the pitch and beyond. According to a study from Dr Jim Afremow, the author of The Champion’s Mind – How Great Athletes... Read More

01/09/2015

THE GEOFF PARLING INTERVIEW PART TWO

In the final part of the interview, we catch up with Geoff to discuss quality workouts over quantity, cool baths and questionable music choices.   On good quality workouts… Whilst training I concentrate on giving it my absolute all and really throwing myself into it. A good quality workout is much better than frequent workouts where you aren’t really pushing yourself. I don’t think you need to be hitting the gym every day, if you leave training satisfied, you know you have given it your everything, that’s the best you can... Read More

26/08/2015

A mid week favourite packed with protein

A protein packed version of a classic mid-week dinner …the stir-fry! Quick, easy and nutritious, it’s the go to option for when time isn’t on your side.   You will need: Lean Beef Soy Sauce Honey Bok Choy Broccoli Peppers Onions Beansprouts Herbs; Chilli & Garlic Peanuts Noodles Olive Oil Slice the beef and vegetables into thin strips, and mix well in a large bowl, coating with a drizzle of olive oil and a heaped tablespoon of the herbs. Place a large pan onto a medium heat and add the... Read More

24/08/2015

THE GEOFF PARLING INTERVIEW PART ONE

Representing England in the Rugby World Cup, Geoff knows all to well the success in preparation and getting ‘game ready’. We catch up to talk pre-game superstitions and the benefits of post-game training.   On getting ‘game ready’… Preparation is key, I don’t see the point in training really hard if you are not going to eat and drink properly. Both are complimentary to each other but also essential for good performance on the pitch. That’s usually why you find players like to stick to their usual pre-match meal, they understand... Read More

23/08/2015

SPORTING JARGON TRANSLATED

  When fitness jargon requires as much stamina as the game, it’s easy to confuse your Macro’s with your Micro’s and lose your cool. See below for our fitness translations to allow you mix in the elitist of sporting circles. MACRO NUTRIENTS Macronutrients are key nutrients needed in large volumes to provide calories for energy conversion; these are Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats MICRO NUTRIENTS Micronutrients are essential vitamins and minerals that are absorbed in smaller quantities for regeneration and growth; these include Iron, Folic Acid and Zinc. DOMS – DELAYED... Read More

21/08/2015

Commit to endurance with Kevin Sinfield’s 7 day plan

  Points to remember As with any dietary or exercise changes, professional advice should be sought prior to undertaking. As each player is different, and will have different needs, the sample diet outlined may not be suitable for everyone. We like to use this plan as a guide and alter according to personal preferences in order to suit our needs. 

20/08/2015
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WIN THE ULTIMATE FAN CAM EXPERIENCE TO RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 WITH CANTERBURY

• Canterbury are giving committed rugby fans the chance to get their hands on sought after RWC 2015 tickets. • One lucky rugby fan and a friend will attend every round of RWC 2015 including the Opening Ceremony and the Final. • Fans will need to show how and why they are #CommittedToTheGame in a short video to be in with a chance of winning. With Rugby World Cup 2015 just around the corner, Canterbury are looking to find the most committed rugby fan to star in Fan Cam. The... Read More

18/08/2015

The Kevin Sinfield Interview Part Two

In the final part of our interview with Kevin Sinfield, we talk cheat days, pizza with the family and enjoying a (very) occasional pint.   On his diet and routine… If I’m honest, I improvise day to day, I have set foods that I Iike to eat – but I’m not too fussy. I’m pretty lucky in terms of weight; I don’t put a load of weight on depending on what I eat. I just follow a typical balanced diet so, plenty of fruit and veg, a lot of chicken... Read More

12/08/2015

CANTERBURY REVEALS 1871 COLLECTION

CANTERBURY UNVEIL HERITAGE INSPIRED 1871 COLLECTION   Canterbury today revealed the brand new 1871 Autumn Winter collection, a premium lifestyle range that combines tradition and style in tribute to English rugby heritage. Designed by Canterbury on English shores, the 1871 collection takes on a subtle retro feel that draws upon the history of the England kit but remains in keeping with the style of today. To mark the launch of the new 1871 collection, England players Danny Cipriani, Joe Launchbury and Ben Morgan came together to show their commitment to England... Read More

11/08/2015

CANTERBURY UNVEIL CARDIFF BLUES EUROPEAN SHIRT

CANTERBURY UNVEIL CARDIFF BLUES EUROPEAN SHIRT FOR 2015/16 Today Canterbury and Cardiff Blues unveiled the new European shirt for 2015/16. The latest shirt features gold and navy hoops, a design inspired by Owen Williams’ home town kit at Aberdare RFC and the Cardiff Blues kit. The change in design follows Williams’ neck injury last summer, where the player suffered severe spinal injuries while playing in a tournament in Singapore. The shirt also features the hashtag #StayStrongForOws on the back of the neck, reflecting the amazing fundraising and awareness the #StayStrongForOws... Read More