PUMA today announced a long-term extension to the exclusive kit partner agreement with Netball SA.
The agreement, originally signed in 2019, sees PUMA supply kit for all teams under the auspices of Netball SA including the senior and junior national teams, umpires, teams in the National Premier League as well as the Netball SA executive. In addition, PUMA produces official replica and fanwear.
The announcement coincides with 100-day countdown to the Vitality Netball World Cup which takes place in Cape Town in July. Last month, PUMA and Netball South Africa unveiled the United Warriors kit that the SPAR Proteas team will wear during the 2023 season including when they compete for glory in the World Cup.
“In March PUMA provided the passionate warriors in our national team with a striking kit and today we are delighted to announce the long-term extension of our partnership,” said Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane.
“Netball is a very popular sport especially among girls and women in South Africa, but had not received the recognition and support of other sports, especially men’s sports,” said Brett Bellinger, PUMA SA Marketing Director.
“As a brand we are committed to empowering and celebrating women in sport, so with this long-term extension we are reinforcing our commitment to support Netball SA and other team sponsors in bringing about positive change, so that the sport and the athletes get the opportunities, recognition and financial rewards that their world class talents deserve.”
Bellinger said hosting the World Cup would be a platform for the team to display their talents to the nation and the world. “The World Cup is an excellent opportunity to grow the game by inspiring future generations of players. We would like to see netball across all levels continue to develop and provide many more opportunities for South African women and girls.”
The replica Home and Away kit are available at PUMA.com, at PUMA Retail, Totalsports and Sportmans Warehouse. Retail price R499. PUMA has also unveiled a range of fanwear across men’s, women’s and kids’ sizes.