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ASICS Scores Goal Signing Netball NZ Sponsorship

ASICS Scores Winning Goal Signing Up Netball New Zealand Sponsorship

New Official Apparel & Footwear Supplier to Netball New Zealand and Apparel Supplier to Silver Ferns

AUCKLAND, 07 March 2006 – Global footwear and apparel leader, Asics, has teamed up as the official apparel and footwear supplier to Netball New Zealand.

The official clothing and footwear partnership contract was announced at a function in Auckland today launching the new Silver Ferns team uniform for this month’s Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by Chris Brittain, Managing Director of Brittain Wynyard & Co Ltd and Shelley McMeeken, Chief Executive of Netball New Zealand.

The three year agreement provides provides for Brittain Wynyard, the exclusive New Zealand distributor for Asics, to supply match and training gear to the Silver Ferns as well as apparel and footwear to Netball New Zealand. This extends to New Zealand A, NZ Under 21, NZ Secondary Schools, NZ Umpire squads and all eight National Bank Cup franchise teams.

Established in 1949 Asics Corporation has long been regarded as the pre-eminent footwear of choice by serious athletes worldwide and in New Zealand it has become a major force in women’s fitness/training apparel. This is the largest foray by Asics into a major sporting sponsorship in New Zealand following its involvement as the official apparel supplier to the world champion Black Sox.

"We are delighted to be able to partner with the Netball New Zealand and in particular the world champion Silver Ferns,” said Mr Brittain. "We see it as the perfect fit - matching a global footwear and apparel brand with netball and the Silver Ferns - the No.1 netball brand in the world.

“More than that, they embody similar values to that of Asics. They are performance orientated, reliable, consistent and hard working and reflect a very positive image.”

Netball New Zealand is delighted about the new partnership with Asics. “Asics are a premier women’s apparel and footwear supplier and we are extremely proud to have our World Champion Silver Ferns aligned to such a strong brand,” said Netball NZ CEO, Shelley McMeeken.

“Asics produce innovative and superior high-performance playing gear and footwear. Our players are looking forward to the benefits of the cutting edge technology featured throughout the Asics apparel range,” she said.


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