THE REUNION OF ICONIC KANGAROOS – CLASSIC SPORTSWEAR PROUD TO PARTNER WITH NATIONAL TEAMS
Classic Sportswear are proud to announce a multi-year extension to their exclusive apparel partnership with the NRL which now includes all Women’s and Men’s teams for the Australian Jillaroos, Australian Kangaroos, Australian Prime Ministers XIII, NRL Indigenous All Stars, NRL Māori All Stars and Australian Junior Kangaroos, in addition to the NRL Referees.
In 2021 Classic became the official On-Field Apparel Partner for the NRL All Stars, extending the agreement in 2022 and now in 2023 will exclusively partner across all NRL national teams and programs until the end of 2025 at a minimum.
A wholly owned Australian company, Classic Sportwear has been manufacturing on and off-field apparel for professional sports for almost 90 years, delivering best in class product for elite athletes and fans. The Classic brand is known for its quality in the sports sector, delivered through Classic’s unrelenting commitment to product development, technology and innovation.
Classic’s wearable technology and unique design elements are applied to all elite professional products for ultimate performance and comfort, which now includes these prestigious NRL national teams. Classic’s innovation includes Stay Cool ™, Pro Tech Performance Fabrication, Laser bonded GPS and Silicone Grip Technology.
NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said:
“Classic have been part of Rugby League for many years and we welcome their investment and partnership with the Kangaroos and Jillaroos brands. Classic are partners for our match officials’ apparel as well as the All Stars game. The apparel is technologically advanced for high performance and is popular with players and fans.”
Classic Sportswear Managing Director Warren Carney is passionate about the iconic reunion with the Kangaroos and Jillaroos.
“This agreement goes far beyond a supply guarantee, it signifies the essence of a true partnership between our national teams and the Classic brand, who have been providing high performance sportswear for elite athletes for almost 90 years.
“While we are extremely proud of our rich heritage, it is our absolute commitment to the highest quality products and continuous pursuit of cutting-edge technologies that sets Classic apart to supply our national elite athletes and their fans.
“Absolutely key to Classic’s product development strategy is our investment and commitment to the creation of the women’s range, developed with direct hands-on consultation with the female athletes.
“We are particularly excited to have our iconic Kangaroo logo back on the Kangaroos and Jillaroos jerseys and are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the NRL to drive these programs” said Carney.