Kukri Sports is delighted to announce the extension of its partnership with Preston Grasshoppers RFC.
The Lancashire-based sportswear supplier has partnered with Preston Grasshoppers for more than 10 years as the Clubs Official kit supplier and the new contract will extend the relationship for a further 4 years.
Andrew Ronnie, Group Executive Chairman, Kukri Sports:“We are proud to continue our relationship with Preston Grasshoppers. Their heritage and presence within the North of England means The Club is a fantastic partner for our brand. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship and helping the Grasshoppers pursue excellence on and off the pitch.”
Richard Ellis, General Manager, Preston Grasshoppers RFC: We are delighted to have extended our contract with Kukri, we are impressed with their quality, style and customer service. The deal covers our 150Thanniversary year next season and we are already working with Kukri on some special edition kits and leisurewear to enhance our celebrations.
Based in Lancashire, Kukri Sports prides itself on being an industry leading bespoke sportswear brand providing team wear across a wide range of sports. Working with national teams, schools, colleges, and universities worldwide they supply high-quality bespoke team wear and leisure wear.
Kukri takes great pride in delivering an unrivaled service to customers and the main focus is on the needs, individuality, and style of its customers and partners. Kukri empowers peak performance through industry-leading sportswear reflecting the passion of sport in everything they do.
The club was founded on 28 September 1869 at a meeting held at the Bull Hotel, Preston, making it one of the oldest ‘northern’ rugby union teams.
When the national league structure was introduced in the late eighties, Hoppers remained in National League 3 (North) until their promotion in the 1998–99 season. In 2013 Preston Grasshoppers 2nd team won the Preston Sports Awards Team Performance of the Year.
In 2017/18 the club made an immediate return to National 2 North by winning the Northern Premier League at the first attempt. Under Head Coach Paul Arnold the side was the stand outside in the division with Number 8 Matthew Lamprey scoring over 30 tries during the campaign to set a new club record for tries in a league season, beating the previous best of 27 set by Michael Lough in the 1998/99 National 2 North Championship winning season.