Castore Multi-Year Kit and Retail Partnership With Leinster Rugby Club

Castore Multi-Year Kit and Retail Partnership With Leinster Rugby Club

Kristin Kennedy-Brown - June 08, 2023

We are thrilled to announce our multi-year kit partnership with union team Leinster Rugby Club - this highly anticipated collaboration marks the beginning of our presence in Irish Rugby. The collaboration sees us becoming the club’s Official Kit and retail Partner supplying the squad’s playing, training and travel wear and supporters’ leisure range for the 2023/24 season, onwards. 

The multi-year deal with Leinster Rugby will commence in July 2023, with the players and the supporters’ kit available for the first time, across the full range, in men and women’s sizing and also available in retailers across the province as well as through the online store,

Leinster Rugby are one of the leading professional rugby union clubs in the northern hemisphere with the men’s team winners of the Champions Cup four times, the Challenge Cup once and their domestic league a record eight times.

The Leinster Rugby women’s team have won the inter-provincial title on six occasions and in August of this year will become the first team to wear the Castore kit when they take part in the inter-provincial competition against Munster, Connacht and Ulster.

Leinster Rugby plays primarily in blue with the team crest featuring a harp within a rugby ball. The harp is an ancient symbol inspired by the flag of Leinster. 

Pascal Lafitt, Director of Partnerships at Castore said: “We are proud to have marked the beginning of our presence in Irish Rugby through our partnership with Leinster Rugby. This reputable team has gained a reputation for excellence both on and off the field - known to be the best and oldest of the four professional rugby teams in Ireland.”

“We feel the team optimises our Better Never Stops ethos, as not only is the team highly successful on the pitch, they also have a strong academy system and community focus.” 

“Together we look forward to getting fans excited about our bespoke product and retail offering which will cement Castore’s position in the Irish Rugby market.”

Eamon de Búrca, Sponsorship Manager with Leinster Rugby, added, “This is a huge announcement today as Castore becomes a Premium Partner of Leinster Rugby and we are very excited by the possibilities, not only in the season to come but in the years ahead.

“Castore have been building their partnerships steadily over the last few years with athletes and teams competing at the very highest level and at the cutting edge of performance technology in sports as diverse as tennis, to cricket to Formula One.

“They have been learning all the time and will now bring all of that, plus huge energy, enthusiasm and ideas to Leinster Rugby. 

“For our part, we have been listening to our supporters about what they would like to see. Castore have taken those views on board and they are really looking to engage with our supporters and to make more options available to everyone.

“We think that our supporters are going to be very excited by the launch of the kit and we look forward to seeing the training kit in pre-season for Leo and his players and the playing kit on Tania’s players for the very first time in August in the Interprovincial Series.

“And of course Castore kit will be visible in all the clubs across the province as our Bank of Ireland Summer Camps start next week so it’s the boys and girls in our communities that will pull on the gear for the very first time.”


Stay tuned for the kit reveals later this season!