Scottish Rugby extends Macron kit deal to 2026
Deal: Macron’s Gianluca Pavanello (left) with Dominic McKay and various internationalists
Scottish Rugby has agreed a six-year extension to its partnership with kit suppliers Macron which will run until at least June 2026.
The seven-figure deal represents a significant uplift on the previous agreement signed in 2016 and will see the Italian company supply match and training kit for the Scotland men’s team through this autumn’s Rugby World Cup in Japan and beyond, as well as sevens, women’s and age grades sides.
The country’s two professional clubs, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby, Fosroc academies and referees will continue to wear Macron shirts as part of the contract extension which kicks in after the conclusion of the current agreement in June 2020.
Macron has supplied kits for Scottish Rugby since 2013 although their relationship with governing body goes back to 2010, when they supplied kit for Edinburgh Rugby. They have operated as Scottish Rugby’s retail partners since 2014.
Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson said: “I am very proud we can continue to work with Macron for a further six years taking the partnership beyond the 2023 Rugby World Cup cycle.
“It is a testament to the quality of the relationship we have with Macron and the products they produce that we can form a long-term mutually beneficial relationship which has grown significantly in recent years.
“It provides excellent business and operational continuity for Macron to supply all our kit requirements until 2026.”
Gianluca Pavanello, CEO Macron, said: “What we have with Scottish Rugby is a really special relationship and we are so pleased to be able to proceed forward in a long-term partnership with such a prestigious international team.
“The Scottish market is a key strategic area for our company.”
Scottish Rugby’s chief operating officer Dominic McKay said: “We have seen significant growth in our brands of Scotland, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby in recent years. Macron have played an important role in this.
“It is global partnerships such as these which are enabling Scottish Rugby to invest in all aspects of our sport, from local grassroots clubs through to the national stadium.”
The agreement strengthens the Bologna-based company’s ties with Scottish sport with Hibernian, Motherwell, Dundee United, Dundee, Queen of the South and Ross County among the football clubs who will wear Macron kit next season.