Umbro, Official Technical Kit Partner to England Rugby, today announced a new long-term collaboration to bring their performance apparel expertise to the Independent school’s market exclusively via Schoolblazer.
Umbro have been supplying winning teams for almost a century since their foundation in Manchester in 1924. They kitted out England’s world cup winning squad in 1966 and the British Lions in their heyday. Today the brand supplies kit to leading top flight football teams around the world, men’s and women’s England Rugby teams and as a UK-specific initiative Williams Formula 1. Umbro are now working with Schoolblazer to bring the winning kit from Twickenham to the playing fields of the UK’s leading schools.
Schoolblazer are the leading supplier of clothing to independent schools. Supplying over 180 schools, including over 160 with sportswear, Schoolblazer have built a detailed knowledge of the needs and fit of young people and will work with Umbro to ensure that their garments work in a school environment and fit today’s body shapes.
Michael Scholz, General Manager of Umbro in the UK said, “Our recent partnership with the RFU has demonstrated our desire to build on Umbro’s unique heritage as one of the UK’s leading sportswear brands. We know how to create garments that help teams to perform. Schoolblazer are the perfect partner. Their deep knowledge of this market and excellent reputation for customer service allows us to focus on the design while they deliver”.
Chris Marshall, who recently joined Schoolblazer as sales Director from a leading sportswear brand said, “This is a game-changer in this market. Historically schools which wanted a major brand had to accept poor delivery and service. Schools can now play in the same kit as England Rugby and be confident that their products will be delivered reliably and on-time, thanks to Schoolblazer’s investment in logistics. It’s an exciting time for the industry and an exciting time for schools.”
Umbro Schools will be launching in September 2021 with a full range of team, staff and training kit, but samples are available now. To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org