Connacht Rugby and BLK today unveiled the new Connacht Rugby home jersey, which is now available in Elverys Intersport stores nationwide and online.
BLK, in its fourth year as Connacht Rugby's official kit partner, worked closely with Connacht management on the new design that see's the jersey draw inspiration from the traditional Connacht green with a unique gradient blend.
The new home jersey features a subtle and tonal hoop design embedded with intricate and refined stripes, against the angled geometric print detail. The shoulder and upper back panel revert to a solid green base to break up the detailed graphic component of the jersey.
The chest and BLK logos are applied using a unique silicone gel finish while there are contrast navy side panels and sleeve cuffs.
The jerseys are made with BLK's exclusive Exotek fabric throughout the main body which maximises player comfort and manoeuvrability. Exotek is the strongest, lightest and most breathable and soft-to-touch fabric ever used by BLK with its four-way stretch properties setting it apart as a market leader. This is paired with subtle hints of navy integrated into the new BLK collar design, and an introduction of subtle Connacht branding at the bottom of back of jersey finished with a contrast white hem bind.
Commenting on the new-look kit, Bruce Wood, Brand Manager at BLK Sport said:
"We're delighted to continue on this journey with Connacht Rugby. The past number of years, culminating last season with the team lifting the Guinness PRO12 trophy has been nothing short of breathtaking.
"We're excited to continue with the club in the pursuit of both PRO12 and European success and reveal a new jersey that we feel represents the proud province. With exclusive fabric, designs and gel applications the jersey and new kit will truly help Connacht Rugby go beyond limits known. We hope the fans old and new enjoy the new jersey and range as much as we do"
Gavin Duffy, Connacht Rugby Sponsorship Manager commented:
"Everyone at Connacht Rugby is delighted with the new jersey from BLK and we look forward to seeing players and supporters alike wearing it proudly as we embark on another season.
"BLK, in their fourth season as our kit supplier, have done another fantastic job producing an innovative and attractive product.
"We are also delighted to embark upon our new partnership with Elverys Intersport as our title sponsor and official retail partner. The new home jersey and training range are now available in-store and online with an exclusive, season-long, 10% discount for our Season Ticket holders."
The new home jersey and range will be available in Elverys Intersport stores and online from www.Elverys.ie from July 20th.
To celebrate their new sponsorship as title sponsor and official retail partner of Connacht Rugby, Elverys Intersport are offering all 2016/17 Season Ticket Holders to a 10% discount on all full priced items.
This discount can availed of in any Elverys Intersport store from 20th July for the 2016/17 season when you present your season ticket (or purchase confirmation e-mail) and appropriate ID at any Elverys store.
Subject to usual T&Cs.