Sportwear manufacturer O’Neills has partnered with the new Hockey One to become the league’s inaugural kit manufacturer.
The partnership sees O’Neills as the exclusive on-field and replica kit provider for Hockey One and its affiliated teams. Under the partnership O’Neills and Hockey One will launch a new range of on and off-field apparel, importantly catering for fans with official team merchandise.
“O’Neills has developed a reputation for producing quality sportwear and we are really excited to have partnered with them,” said Tony Dodemaide, Hockey One General Manager.
“Their ambition and success in expanding to a number of countries across the world resonates with Hockey One and its aim of getting hockey to reach new audiences and markets and showcase the best Australian hockey has to offer.”
The partnership is initially for a three year period, and O’Neills Australasian General Manager, Antoinette Brophy says the company is buoyant about aligning itself with Hockey One.
“O’Neills are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Hockey One as their official kit and merchandise supplier for the coming three years,” said Brophy.
“Our design team have been working closely with Hockey One to ensure we suitably reflect the dynamic, unique look and flavour of each of the teams involved.
“We are confident that this formidable partnership will give the best possible quality and service to all Hockey One players and supporters.”
O’Neills is a brand rich in heritage, renowned for being the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland since being founded in 1918 and launched in Australia in 2015.
O’Neill’s has an international reputation for providing the highest quality clothing and manufacturing from their own fabrics, allowing them to specially design garments to meet the short delivery dates dictated by the market. O’Neills will customise garments in their embroidery and print departments to satisfy the needs of Hockey One.
The new O’Neill uniforms will first be in action on 29 September, the opening day of the inaugural Hockey One League.
O’Neills was founded in 1918 in Dublin as a manufacturer of Gaelic footballs and is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland. It is a 100% Irish owned, vertically integrated manufacturing sportswear company with extensive capability and manufacturing plants in Strabane, Co. Tyrone and in Walkinstown Avenue, Dublin. O’Neills has expanded considerably and is now a major sportswear supplier diversified across a number of countries and a wide range of sports.
O’Neills has successfully expanded outside the Irish market, with satellite offices in France, USA and Australia, and is a well-known and desirable brand in the UK and Europe. Since 2015 the O’Neills Australian office has been associated with the Cricket World Cup and has been steadily working to build partnerships within other elite sporting environments including hockey, rugby league, rugby union, basketball, soccer, athletics, boxing, martial arts and netball.
For more information visit www.oneills.com/au_en/