Johannesburg, Gauteng, 6 May 2021:
BLK Sport is pleased to announce that it will be the official apparel supplier of Pirates Club Greenside in an exciting long-term partnership agreement.
Founded in 1888, Pirates Club has a century-long history of excellence in civic sport and is the leading public sports club in the mid-Johannesburg area. It holds prestige as South Africa's only non-university club to have won both the national rugby and cricket championships and is an integral pillar of its surrounding communities.
As part of the agreement, BLK will supply high-performance match kit and training apparel to Pirates' rugby teams, with a gradual expansion to kit the remaining seven sports codes.
"We are delighted by our association with Pirates Club", says BLK Executive, Carika van Blerk.
"As one of the nation's greatest civic clubs, Pirates has a long legacy of performance, drawing its communities together through a mutual love for sport. We are thrilled to partner with Pirates and look forward to a partnership that goes Beyond Limits Known in supporting South African sport at every level.
Greg Venter, chairman of Pirates Club commented: "It is exciting times at the club as we move into the start of the 2021 season, and we are proud to announce our working relationship with BLK Sport."
"BLK already have a strong footprint in rugby, and we are chuffed to be part of their rugby stable. The long-term deal means that we as a club will be able to ensure that everyone involved will be fitted with the best apparel on and off the field."
Amongst others, Pirates will join Rugby Skills Development, the Toyota Cheetahs, DHL Stormers and the Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe national teams in the BLK asset stable.
Official Pirates merchandise will be available online via the Pirates Club Shop in the coming weeks.