We’ve been turning the world green since our partnership with Irish Rugby started back in 2014.
As well as ensuring that all teams are kitted out in the very best technical kit we can provide, we’ve also got a huge range of supporter merchandise to allow everybody to show their support.
But our dedication doesn’t just lie with the current crop of stars, through the ‘Give It A Try’ initiative, together with the IRFU we’ve put on sessions across Ireland to introduce young girls to rugby and encourage the next generation to dream big.
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
The pinnacle of rugby. The best of the best.
But being a proud official partner of the British & Irish Lions for a second successive tour is about more than just having the biggest name in rugby in our kit.
It’s about unity. It’s about bringing four nations together wearing one jersey and facing the world’s best. It’s about the fans and the #SeaOfRed
It’s about championing the Lions Origin Clubs who have each developed their own Lion and played their part. And the parents, the supporters, the coaches, the teammates; all of whom have played their part in this team. That’s why you’ll find a memento to them all on the sleeve of the latest jersey through the design of the Lion – each one of them represented by the individual shards – because we know that behind every elite player is a crucial support network.
as well as teams back in our native New Zealand and beyond.
That first pair of boots. Their first bit of stash. This is where the introduction is made to a sport which will change their lives for the better.
And for those a little bit older, the local club represents more than a weekend game of rugby – it’s a community and a bunch of mates; where you have a couple of pints in the clubhouse and talk about the game, work, life in general.
For others it’s a safe space and a place of acceptance; it’s where you go for the physical and mental benefits the game brings.
Because this is more than 80 minutes of exercise a week, it’s where friends for life are made.
This is why we are so proud when we head down to the local park or community club and see teams playing in our kits – it’s where the stuff of legends begins. You can join them by heading to our Kit In Action page.
You learn some important things at school – and not just in English, science and maths. The classroom isn’t the only place where the next generation are moulded. School rugby teaches you respect, sportsmanship, teamwork, the power of camaraderie and that sense of being part of something bigger than just a game of rugby.
We are always immensely proud to kit out the next generation of talent, you never know when the next big superstar is pulling on a Canterbury jersey. To find out more about how your school can be kitted out by us, head to the Kit In Action page.
The World Test Champions are just getting started.
It’s been a long journey for the BLACKCAPS to become the best team in the world, but it’s a journey they’ve shared with Canterbury since 2008.
And now the WHITEFERNS are looking to follow in their footsteps: the rest of the world, you’ve been warned.
Vodafone Warriors – Rugby League
As the only non-Australian team in the NRL, The New Zealand Warriors are true trailblazers.
Now they’ve had to relocate to Australia as a result of the global pandemic, but they know that each time they step out onto the pitch, its New Zealand they are representing.
And when they do, Canterbury will be pride of place on their jerseys, just as we were in 1995 when they first started out.
Australian Kangaroos/Jillaroos – Rugby League
Forget what you thought you knew, we’ve always had a long history in rugby league – especially with the Australian national teams.
The Kangaroos and Jillaroos will both be wearing Canterbury kits for the third successive World Cup in 2021 – and both will be aiming to land the prize for the third time in a row.
Now, we’re not saying that we’re a good luck charm, but…
North Melbourne Football Club – AFL
North Melbourne are one of the oldest clubs in the AFL and their blue-and-white kit is one of the competition’s most iconic.
But that’s not the only reason we’re proud to be their partner.
The club epitomises the hard-working ethics which Canterbury shares and their “Shinboner” spirit has been driving the club since 1869.
Counties Manukau – Rugby Union
Jonah Lomu started his young career here, but Counties Manukau are more than that. They’re a proud provincial union, built on success and hard work.
And they’re the latest addition to the Canterbury ranks, with those values aligning perfectly with our own.
They’re known as the Steelers, a reference to the Steel factory that is the backbone of the community, so obviously they’re as tough as they come. The union is anticipating a big year in the Bunnings National Provincial Championship, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Taranaki – Rugby Union
Established in 1889, Taranaki Rugby Union is amongst the oldest in New Zealand. The union is the provincial home of the Barrett brothers, developing their skills under the shadows of Mt Taranaki.