Paladin Sports has a strong reputation of producing quality sporting apparel internationally, particularly within professional rugby. Having established a presence at the grassroot level, this partnership represents a foray into high performance rugby in North America.
“We are pleased to announce a partnership with Paladin for the upcoming season as their credibility in professional sport is evident through their marquee partnerships worldwide. Combining that with their understanding of our brands and their on-ground presence will ensure that they deliver quality products for our players and fans alike.” said MLR Commissioner Dean Howes.
Paladin Global CEO Tim Morris says “We are very excited to welcome Major League Rugby into the Paladin Family for the 2020 season. The growth of rugby in the USA has caught our eye and we are thrilled to be a part of the rapid expansion of the game as we build on our strong relationships with rugby clubs around the world.”
“Our ability to develop purpose built, customized ranges for our partners means they never need to worry about their apparel performance and can focus on the task at hand.”
“Our USA Manager Matt Walsh has been instrumental in the negotiation and signing of the deal and his design team have put in a tremendous amount of work to ensure we deliver the very best to all the clubs. On behalf of the entire global Paladin team we look forward to the coming season and success both on and off the field.”
“We are excited to be working with Paladin, who do quality work with many other top leagues,” said Arrows Vice President and General Manager Mark Winokur. “We will only be making a couple of subtle changes to our kit for the upcoming season, as the Toronto blue and white is a classic look that we feel stands on its own merit. Stay tuned for our full kit release later this year.”
All twelve MLR teams will have new kit for the third season, with full home and away kit reveals coming soon.
About Major League Rugby:
Major League Rugby is a professional rugby league that is entering its third season (2020) and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The league evolved from 7 teams in 2018 to 12 teams in 2020, featuring 11 from the United States and 1 from Canada distributed across an Eastern and Western Conference. The competition follows a league + knockout format where teams play 16 regular season games for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are broadcast on CBS Sports Network, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusion, and Tradition.
Paladin Sports is an innovative and proactive sports apparel company based in Sydney, Australia with key operations in New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom and Singapore.
Paladin Mission: Provide every client from grassroots clubs to professional athletes with the world’s best sports apparel and deliver an uncompromised level of customer service every time.
Paladin Vision: Be industry leaders in sports apparel design, technology, performance and innovation that inspires athletic achievement and enjoyment.