England Netball and Nike today announced the beginning of an exciting multi-year partnership covering the elite women’s team. The agreement will see Nike design and supply on and off court kit for the Vitality Roses for all international Netball competitions.
Today’s announcement cements Nike as both England Netball’s supplier and strategic partner to support the continued growth of the game in the UK. With over 1.4 Million women and girls playing netball every season, it’s the biggest female participation sport in the country.
Joanna Adams, CEO of England Netball, says: “This is yet another incredible moment for netball, and we’re delighted to be joining the Nike family. England Netball and Nike have the shared vision of empowering women and girls in sport and we hope that together we can support the Vitality Roses on their journey to becoming the top-ranked netball team in the world.”
“This partnership is a complete game changer for the sport and we are looking forward to working with Nike to bring netball into a new era”, Joanna adds.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with England Netball”, says David Carmont, VP/GM, Nike EMEA/WEST, “Netball is one of the most participated female sports in the UK and it’s time to acknowledge athletes* playing it. We are committed to using our global voice to elevate Netball athletes and inspire girls and women in England to play more.”
The Vitality Roses will showcase their new Nike netball performance kit for the first time during the three-match Vitality Netball International Series against Uganda from 27 November – 2 December.
*if you have a body, you’re an athlete
Courtesy of England Netball