New clubs sign up to the #AkumaFamily
17th July 2016
We are delighted to announce the latest rugby clubs that have just joined the #AkumaFamily. As the new official teamwear suppliers for Esher RFC, Wimbledon RFC and Novocastrians RFC, we look forward to joining them on their rugby journey.
Formed in 1923, Esher RFC 1st XV play semi-professional rugby and currently hold a strong position in National League 1. With a growing membership in excess of 1,000, the club is led by a profound management team, including Chairman of Rugby and BBC Sports presenter, John Inverdale and Executive Director and former England international, Simon Halliday.
Last year marked the 150th anniversary of Wimbledon Rugby Football Club, and we are incredibly pleased to be working with a team that maintain such a strong heritage. In 1990/1991, the ladies club was born, who now mirror the men’s 1st XV’s team success.
Novocastrians RFC are a rugby union team situated in the North East of England, formed in 1899 and inhabiting Sutherland Park since 1925, they are one of the oldest clubs in the county. The Novocastrians have an excellent youth section and there is a constant stream of junior players in the senior set up. There Ladies team are the most successful team in the club, notable ex-players include Katy Mclean, Tamara Taylor and Sarah Hunter who are now all regular England Internationals.
We look forward to styling our newly contracted teams in our bespoke Akuma playing kit and celebrating their success with them in the upcoming season.