MKK kicks off rugby growth with Harlequins kit deal

Teamwear supplier to provide kit to London’s only Engage Super League club as it looks to grow rugby presence

MKK Sports has signed a deal to become the new kit supplier to rugby league outfit Harlequins, saying the deal sets it on the path to becoming a leading name in rugby.

The two-year deal will see MKK supply training and match day kit to the Engage Super League club, its academy and teams across all age groups.

MKK Sports already works with many other teams across a wide range of sports, including a number of amateur rugby union clubs and schools teams. It partners include schools such as Charterhouse, Eton and Lancing College, as well as Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex county cricket clubs and numerous amateur cricket, football, hockey and athletic clubs.

MKK Sports is owned and managed by former England and Sussex cricketer James Kirtley and his business partner Roger Myall.

Kirtley said: “We are looking forward to being part of the extended Harlequins Rugby League team and doing all we can to support their long term plans in the Engage Super League. As a former professional cricketer it is very exciting for me to be working closely with a top professional rugby league club.

“MKK is already a leading provider of teamwear in cricket and is on course to achieve a similar standing in rugby.”

Harlequins Rugby League chief executive Gus Mackay said: “It’s great that we have already secured our new kit supplier for next season.

“It will be MKK’s first venture into rugby league, so we’re really pleased to be bringing the brand on board and welcoming it to the Super League family.

“We are confident that it is able to meet all our requirements from design, manufacture through to delivery as we embark on our campaign for the 2012 season.

“MKK is an established kit supplier in the sporting world and I’m delighted that they’re on board with us for the next couple of years.”