PUMA New Zealand has today become the Vodafone Warriors' new official apparel partner for the 2022 NRL season and beyond.
PUMA will return to the club's jersey more than a decade since the pair were last partners.
The world-renowned sports brand's signing means the Vodafone Warriors will join PUMA’s line-up of partners including world football giants Manchester City and AC Milan as well as New Zealand netball's world champion Silver Ferns.
“It is great to be partnering again with the Vodafone Warriors. They are a vital part of the New Zealand sport culture and we are proud to be returning to the family,’’ says Pancho Gutstein, general manager of PUMA Oceania.
“Our passions and values unite us and we look forward to celebrating many great moments together.’’
The newly designed 2022 on-field and supporter collections combine peak performance technology and super lightweight fabrics to keep the athletes and fans on top of their game.
Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George is delighted to have renewed the partnership with PUMA.
“PUMA’s passion for excellence, innovation and drive to push sport forward resonated with our own values. We look forward to renewing this partnership from next season to present a world-class collection that our players, staff and fans are proud to wear,” says George.
PUMA is already part of the club’s history as the team’s kit sponsor between 2000 and 2008, including the Vodafone Warriors' first appearance in the NRL grand final in 2002.
The Vodafone Warriors’ season 2022 collection will be available to purchase on nz.puma.com alongside the club’s Superstore and authorised retailers from December 6, 2021.
PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For more than 70 years, PUMA has relentlessly pushed sport and culture forward by creating fast products for the world’s fastest athletes. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as football, running and training, basketball, golf and motorsports. It collaborates with renowned designers and brands to bring sport influences into street culture and fashion. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 16,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.