June 10, 2017
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FRU announces new kit partnership

The Fiji Rugby Union in another milestone achievement has announced a new kit partnership with International Sports Clothing (ISC).

The announcement of the partnership officially ends FRU’s arrangements with their former kit supplier.

In the confirmation of the partnership in Melbourne today, the Chairman of the Fiji Rugby Union, Commander Francis Kean highlighted that this is another achievement in the endeavour of the board to move rugby in Fiji forward and into professionalism.

“We are excited to partner ISC.  They are well known in Rugby League, Super League and AFL but we are the first rugby union team to partner with ISC.”

He also thanked Velocity Brand Management (VBM) for going through the process for FRU until the announcement today.

The partnership will include the supply of all kits for all FRU international teams and also provincial teams. 

“We are pleased that there is a good cash amount and also FRU will receive royalties for all kits sold.”

VBM, FRU’s licencing and merchandising consultants are now finalising arrangements to licence distributors in Fiji and globally to sell all of the team kits supplied by ISC.

Suppliers being commandeered locally are Tappoo and S. Nagindas but this will be confirmed soon.

International Sports Clothing (ISC) is now partnered with 26 professional sports teams and is Australia’s largest team wear supplier across the Australian Football League and National Rugby League.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with such an iconic organisation and welcome the Fiji Rugby Union to the ISC family. Fiji has a rich history in the sport and the fans are so passionate about their team which makes the partnership such an important acquisition”, ISC’s Brett Corrick said.

International Sports Clothing, known as ISC or ISC Sport, is an Australian sports clothing manufacturer.

The company was founded in the Sydney suburb of Rosebery in 1991.

They also have a division in the UK that was established in 2002 and ISC has a major presence in the NRL and AFL, currently sponsoring ten NRL clubs and six AFL clubs.

By Reginald Chandar

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