11 September 2019, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape:
BLK is pleased to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU), beginning in the 2019 season.
The partnership will see BLK become the official technical partner of the EPRU, supplying the Elephants and associated teams with an extensive range of technical and competition product.
Founded in 1888, the EPRU has been a longstanding feature of South African rugby, producing some of the biggest names in world rugby.
Carika Van Blerk, BLK brand executive, expressed the brand's excitement at partnering with EPRU saying: "BLK is delighted to be associated with a union as rich in heritage as the EPRU. We look forward to beginning this exciting chapter in Eastern Province rugby and creating memories both on and off the field."
Thando Manana, EPRU general manager said: "We are excited about our new partnership with BLK. At its core, EP Rugby is dedicated to teamwork, respect and a commitment to excellence - values we share with BLK. It is with such support that we will be able to offer the best rugby experience for our players, coaches, officials and fans."
"This deal is for the entire EP Rugby community: the eight sub-unions, schools, local clubs, women's teams and juniors. The inclusion of our community is integral to the success of EP Rugby as we look to go beyond limits known."