Galvin Green has joined other sponsors such as British Airways and Audi in supporting the ICONS of Rugby event at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham later this month (27-29 July).
The televised matchplay contest will see current rugby stars and legends compete for bragging rights and prizes wearing Galvin Green branded clothing, as the Northern Hemisphere take on the might of the Southern Hemisphere.
The Official Supplier of Weatherwear to the European Ryder Cup team in September, is providing its latest garments for 12 players on each side, plus the two teams captains, major champions Darren Clarke and Michael Campbell.
Among the well-known players taking part are Irish legends Brian O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connell and Keith Wood in a Northern Hemisphere team also containing England’s 2003 World Cup winners Lawrence Dallaglio, Mike Tindall and coach Sir Clive Woodward, along with former star centre Jeremy Guscott Scotland’s world-class full back Stuart Hogg.
Those representing the Southern Hemisphere are All Black giants Zinzan Brooke, Grant Fox, Andrew Mehrtens and Christian Cullen; Springbok 2007 World Cup winners Bryan Habana, John Smit, Victor Matfield, Fourie Du Preez and coach Jake White; plus Wallaby 1999 World Cup winners George Gregan, Matthew Burke and Tim Horan.
“To have as many global rugby stars wearing Galvin Green in such a high-profile and highly competitive event is great for our brand, especially as we are building up towards our involvement in The Ryder Cup in Paris,” said Greg Pearse, Managing Director of Galvin Green UK & Ireland.
“We know that a lot of core golfers and fans of our brand are also keen followers of many other sports and we hope this association with the ICONS-Series will be the start of a mutually successful long-term partnership,” he added.
The garments being worn at The Buckinghamshire will be the MARTY Ventili8 PLUS short sleeved shirt in five eye-catching colours – White/Iron Grey; Navy/White; River blue/Navy; Beluga/Lemonade; and Iron Grey/Orange – and the NASH Ventili8 PLUS trousers in Black and Iron Grey. The players will wear the shirts for the Pro-Am on the Friday, plus two 9-holes sessions on the Saturday and Sunday.
Thomas Brookes, Founder of the ICONS-Series commented “Having a prestigious brand such as Galvin Green come on board is a genuine boost for our events as I know how much the brand is respected by the players and the team captains.
“We hope this is the beginning of a long relationship that will take in other events we are planning that will feature renowned stars in football, cricket as well as US sports and the Olympics.”