12 May 2022
Giants partner with leading brand OXEN for Five Years
Huddersfield Giants are delighted to announce that OXEN have agreed to become the Giants Official technical kit supplier for the next five years.
OXEN are part of the Elite Pro Sports Group, are based in the UK and have over 30 years' experience of working within the sports industry. They are currently suppliers to England Rugby League, Leeds Rhinos, Hull KR and Castleford Tigers in Super League and Gloucester Rugby in the Gallagher Premiership.
OXEN will feature on the Huddersfield Giants kit, in the Betfred Challenge Cup Final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the 2022 Home Shirt, which is exactly the same as the current shirt with the only change being that of manufacturers logo.
Oxen have swiftly produced 250 OXEN Home Shirts which we hope to have available for the week before the Betfred Challenge Cup final on May 28th via the club website through Big Dog. Full details will appear on www.giantsrl.com when precise dates are confirmed, and the manufacturing and transportation process is more advanced.
A new online store is planned to launch at the start of June with a full range of training wear available for the summer, and work has already begun on the 2023 ranges with plans in place to have all available in October subject to sponsorship commitments.
Huddersfield Giants Club Ambassador, Eorl Crabtree said: "We are delighted to secure this Kit Partnership with OXEN for the next five years. Fans will be delighted to know that they can purchase 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup Final replicas to wear with pride at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. To get even a limited number ahead of the game will be a remarkable achievement and it really has been all hands to the pump from the moment the hooter went at Elland Road.
"OXEN are a supplier with a wealth of experience, and since our first meeting with them we have been convinced that our values and ethos align, and we look forward to working with them in the next five years.
“The deal was only concluded last week, and Oxen are racing to get us a new batch of 2022 Home Shirts ahead of the final and are confident, however they are manufactured abroad, and we are all aware flights can change at very short notice and even the best laid logistical plan can miss a day or so."
Lee Jenkinson, OXEN CEO said: "We are delighted to have agreed a long-term partnership with Huddersfield Giants. The desire demonstrated throughout the tender process from the club, in how they wanted to take the retail department forward, is something that aligns completely with our philosophy and an area we think we can really help drive forward.
"We have already begun production on a wide range of bespoke items which will be available from the new online store within the coming months and a full new range will be available in October ahead of the 2023 season. We are coming on board at a fantastic time for the club with the Betfred Challenge Cup later this month and we look forward to many successful years in partnership with the Giants"