Leinster Rugby and adidas have this afternoon confirmed that the sponsorship agreement between both organisations won’t be extended beyond the 2022/23 season.
adidas came on board as the official kit supplier to Leinster Rugby in time for the 2018/19 season and the season just finished will be their fifth and last as kit supplier to all teams, coaches, Leinster Branch referees and back-room staff at the club.
Eamon de Búrca, Sponsorship Manager with Leinster Rugby said, “The last five seasons have seen success on and off the pitch and adidas have been a key part of that. It has been a brilliant opportunity for Leinster Rugby to work with a global brand and to take lessons from that time that we will hopefully carry forward.
“I’d like to place on record my thanks and indeed our thanks, in particular, to the team based here in Ireland, who made this relationship work and who understood the club and the dual mandate.”
Chris Walsh, VP Brand, adidas North Europe added, “We have had an excellent partnership with Leinster Rugby over the last five years.
“Our focus has been on helping the club grow both the men’s and women’s teams, ensuring the athletes receive the best products and services from us. This shared commitment has brought huge success on and off the pitch and we wish the club the very best for the future.”
Since 2018/19 and the start of the partnership, Leinster Rugby have won three PRO14 titles and two Women’s Interprovincial Series titles.
“We have a busy summer ahead of us as a club and of course the women’s Interprovincial Series to prepare for” said de Búrca, “and leading into that activity, we will be announcing our new kit supplier in due course.”