Japanese sports brand Mizuno has announced a long-term partnership with Vitality Netball Superleague franchise Bartercard Surrey Storm. The deal sees the brand become the new Official Kit Supplier of the club’s playing and training kit across all age groups from 2022 onwards.
In addition to the provision of members’ kit, supporters wishing to wear their team’s kit will be able to order replica shirts and performance training apparel via Storm’s retail partner Kit Kabin.
Mizuno has developed a strong heritage in netball since releasing specialty footwear in 2014. Combined with the team apparel, Mizuno is able to provide an authentic head-to-toe offering for netball players of all levels.
Graham Johnson, Mizuno’s UK Marketing manager said, “We are very excited to partner Bartercard Surrey Storm in providing contemporary, high performance kit befitting of a professional netball franchise with such a rich heritage and record of excellence”.
On securing Mizuno as the team’s new kit supplier, Bartercard Surrey Storm’s Managing Director Gavin Baker commented: “We are extremely proud to be announcing this multi-year agreement with Mizuno who are an established brand with a track record of consistent quality.”
“We are certain that Mizuno’s heritage and expertise makes them a perfect match for Storm and we are looking forward to developing this exciting partnership over the coming seasons.”
Mikki Austin, Storm’s Director of Netball, also commented on her excitement at partnering with Mizuno “We are incredibly excited to announce a new sponsorship with Mizuno. They have been a leading brand within netball and womenswear for a number of years and they share the same vision of thrusting women’s sport into the forefront,” Austin said.
“The apparel line is both comfortable and practical while ensuring we look incredibly professional and having more recently branched into the netball footwear market we are also really excited to showcase the various Mizuno netball shoes on offer. We look forward to working with the closely over the coming seasons”