Castleford Tigers have announced that they have signed an exclusive five-year deal with sports brand XBlades, who will become the club’s new official kit supplier from the 2015 Super League season.
The partnership will also see XBlades supplying all the club’s off-field leisure apparel, footwear and protection.
The first fruits of the partnership will be a new home and away jersey expected to be available for supporters from early November 2014.
Tigers general manager Richard Pell said: “We are delighted to have signed a long term deal with Australian brand XBlades, who we feel are the leading brand in rugby for being innovative, modern in design and have a track record of producing strong retail sales by delivering a product the fans will love.
“It’s a great deal for us and one that made sense for the club’s interests going forward.”
Jason Robinson OBE, a director of XBlades, said: “We are thrilled that Castleford Tigers have agreed to sign on with XBlades.
“Castleford Tigers’ recent success and exciting plans for the future are something we want to be a part of. They’re a well-established club with an unbelievably passionate following.”
Shane Miller, managing director of XBlades, said: “It’s fantastic to have Castleford Tigers on board at a very exciting time for both the club and XBlades. “We are one of the market leaders in boots, protection and sports clothing and we want to give the Tigers supporters the quality they deserve.”