Gilbert has been unveiled as the new official kit partner of English Premiership rugby union club Newcastle Falcons.
The deal will run for three seasons, from 2014-15 to 2016-17.
Gilbert will supply the club’s playing kit and off-field leisure apparel for all Falcons teams, and will also link up with the Falcons Community Foundation to offer local clubs and schools discounted team wear and equipment via the new Connections Programme.
“Gilbert came through an extensive tender process and we were impressed with the quality of their product, the innovation within their kit and equipment and their plans to support rugby at all levels via our Community Foundation,” Falcons commercial director Duncan Edward said.
Richard Gray, sales and marketing director at Gray’s of Cambridge said: “With county cricket champion Durham also selecting team wear from Gilbert’s sister company Gray-Nicolls and the Rugby World Cup round the corner, we are excited by the all-round potential for the company in the north-east region.”