Umbro, official kit partner to England Rugby, have announced a long-term collaboration to bring their performance apparel expertise to the independent schools’ market exclusively via Schoolblazer.
Schoolblazer are the leading supplier of clothing to independent schools, supplying more than 180 schools, including over 160 with sportswear.
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.
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.
Umbro are now working with Schoolblazer to bring the winning kit from Twickenham to the playing fields of the UK’s leading schools.
Michael Scholz, general manager of Umbro in the UK said, “We know how to create garments that help teams to perform and 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”.
Schoolblazer sales director added: “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 [email protected]