Firm to supply team with kit

KIT: Sales manager Leona Wells and Robert McVeigh
KIT: Sales manager Leona Wells and Robert McVeigh
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International Sportswear Company, Kukri, will be supplying Team Northern Ireland with kit for the Commonwealth Games.

The Preston-based firm will provide 140 members of the team with off-field, leisure and travel kit during the games taking place in Glasgow this summer.

Terry Jackson, Director and General Manager of Kukri Sports Ireland said: “We are proud that we are going to be a part of Team Northern Ireland’s Commonwealth Games experience.

“Training and preparation for the games is of the utmost importance to athletes and having the right kit off the field will be very beneficial.”

Commenting on the partnership former international shooter Robert McVeigh, who will act as Team Northern Ireland’s Chef de Mission for the second Games in-a-row, said: “The Kukri sports clothing made a bold entry into multi-sports team wear in Northern Ireland over ten years ago and they continue to impress us with their product range, some of it produced locally in Craigavon”.

Robert added: “We will feel comfortable and confident wearing it around the Commonwealth Games villages and venues”.

Northern Ireland has competed in eighteen of the previous nineteen commonwealth Games and has the distinction of achieving medal success at all but one.

Formed in 1999, Kukri now partners thousands of grass-roots as well as elite teams, including, Ulster Rugby, Belfast Giants, Ulster Hockey, London Wasps, Australia Hockeyroos, Somerset, Warwickshire and Lancashire County Cricket Clubs and Wycombe Wanderers FC.

The company’s main office is in Walton Summitt, near Preston and it has offices in nine countries including Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.