7 September 2016

Gilbert: Family Monthly - September 2016

Dear ABA Friends,

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"Welcome back to the Gilbert e-zine. We were all blown away by the brilliant sporting action in Rio, not just in the Rugby but in every sport. Needless to say it is important now for rugby to capitalise on the momentum the Olympic Sevens tournament has generated.

The domestic seasons are either underway or are set to begin this week. We'd love you to share your local experiences so keep sending them in to the addresses below. The team here in the UK will be sure to use all your content on our marketing channels - all your content is appreciated.

Enjoy the season."


Olympic Succes

Gilbert Olympic Success

Rio 2016 is over and Rugby 7s is well and truly on the global sporting map. Two brilliant tournaments on both women's and men's sides saw thrilling rugby, animated crowds and a huge television audience. It was great to see Australia win gold in the women's, while Fiji claimed their first medal of any description by winning the men's event. Following the success, we are adamant the sport must remain in future Olympic Games.


Domestic Rugby Returns

Domestic Rugby Returns

Professional and amateur clubs all over Europe have begun their domestic rugby season. As ever, Gilbert is the ball of choice, taking centre stage in Aviva Premiership Rugby, Greene King Championship, Top 14 and Pro D2, EPCR Champions Cup & Challenge Cup.


Super Rugby Winners!

Super Rugby Winners!

The Hurricanes won their first ever Super Rugby title after a 20 – 3 victory over the Lions in Wellington. It was another thrilling season, with tries galore and two new teams –the Jaguares and the Sunwolves - giving good accounts of themselves. Roll on 2017…


New Season - New Kits

New Season - New Kits

Gilbert have recently unveiled new 2016/17 season kits for both Newcastle Falcons and Newport Gwent Dragons. We are sure you'll agree they are all great looking kits – we are sure performances on the field will match their style!


New Gilbert Products | Marketing Assets

New Gilbert Products | Marketing Assets

Gilbert UK spent the day filming and shooting content at Tonbridge School last month creating marketing material for the new season.


Gilbert renew with SRU

Gilbert renew with SRU

We are delighted to announce a renewal of our deal with the Scottish Rugby Union to continue as their official match ball and replica merchandise supplier. The Rugby World Cup 2015 semi-finalists recently announced that Gregor Townsend will take over as head coach in 2017, and we are looking forward to continued successes together.


Dragons and Gilbert Continue Partnership

Dragons and Gilbert Continue Partnership

You've seen their new kit, now we can announce the renewal of our deal to be the official match kit and training kit supplier to Newport Gwent Dragons. The Men of Gwent are set to begin their Pro12 campaign this week.


Gilbert Remain Official Ball of Europe

Gilbert Remain Official Ball of Europe

We are delighted to announce that we have extended our relationship with EPCR to remain as the ball of choice for European Professional Rugby include both the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.  We have also extended our partnership to include supplying all EPCR match officials with Gilbert clothing meaning that Gilbert will be at the centre of every match and key moment throughout European Rugby this season.