Kappa is delighted to announce that it will become Wigan Warrior’s new technical kit partner from 2024, on an initial four-year agreement.
20th July 2023, UK: After a detailed and thorough tender process, Kappa is proud to have been selected as the preferred partner of this prestigious rugby league giant, making Wigan Warriors the first Betfred Super League Club to wear the Kappa brand and Kappa logo, something the Italian sportswear brand is very proud of.
Kappa will produce bespoke replica and playing kits, a range of training and leisure wear and accessories for all of Wigan Warriors’ teams. The design for the new Home shirt will be based on the history of the club’s distinctive jersey, with a graphic update added to bring a contemporary feel for the upcoming season.
Kappa, the distinguished Italian sportswear brand, has an illustrious history of marrying style and function in the realm of sportswear with its infamous Omini logo. With a meticulous commitment to creating a high-quality kit that not only elevates athletic performance but also celebrates the aesthetics of sport, the brand continues its focus on building on the brand’s history of being the jersey of champions.
Wigan Warriors Chief Executive, Kris Radlinski, said: “After conducting a comprehensive and meticulous tender process, we have determined that Kappa is the ideal candidate to become our next kit supplier.”
“Throughout our evaluation, Kappa stood out due to their evident commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration and their genuine desire to effectively represent our club. During an extensive design process, we have worked on developing a training range and playing kits, resulting in a range of products that we firmly believe will be adored by both our players and fans.”
Daniel Drew, Director of Advantage Brands – the holder of the Kappa Brand in the UK - commented: “This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in Kappa UK's journey, and it is with immense pride that we announce our partnership with the esteemed Wigan Warriors club. Our commitment to delivering the highest quality sportswear is unwavering, and we are eager to see our distinctive kits in action on the field in the upcoming season. We are thrilled to be the ones to outfit such a prestigious club with a rich heritage."
“The shared ethos of Kappa and Wigan Warriors Rugby League in propelling community engagement and promoting sportsmanship is a promising foundation for this alliance. We can't wait to see how the collaboration of our brands can stimulate a proud community, sparking a fresh wave of enthusiasm and vigour in the game. This partnership goes beyond jerseys; it's about kindling the spirit of Rugby League in every corner of the community.”
This latest partnership reaffirms the brand’s vision to bring creativity, style, and performance products to the world of elite team sports, whilst also supporting the development of participation through fan engagement and grassroots enablement.
To find out the retail release date, visit Wigan Warriors for all the latest information.