Tue 28 Aug 2018 21:34

Following the selection of Raging Bull as our new club playing kit and clothing partner the online shop is now open.  This includes a great new range of playing kit and leisure wear.  Plenty for everyone to wear the club badge with pride on and off the field.

Come and have a look and we will be there to help get your orders in to ensure your new kit arrives before the official start of the season.

The kit shop will be open at the club on Sunday 2nd September, and thereafter most Sunday mornings through the season.  The shop will have samples and sizing sets of the new kit. We will also be having a sale of the old stock for anyone wanting a bargain

Raging Bull – New Club Playing Kit & Clothing Partner

We are delighted to announce that, after a comprehensive selection process, Bromley RFC has appointed a new Club-wide, sole kit and leisure clothing partner. We invited numerous sports companies to tender, with the three short-list nominees visiting and presenting their ranges. The presentations were assessing by a panel consisting of myself, Alex Formoy (Club Treasurer) and Will Edmonds who has taken over from Kevin Holland as Merchandising Secretary. Our objective was to find the best quality, kit at a sensible price from a reliable supplier and to achieve club wide uniformity. Additionally, we want to offer attractive off-field leisure, fashion and supporter clothing from the same source.  Raging Bull was our r referred supplier at the end of the presentations, and this was confirmed once we had received glowing feedback from two of their current rugby clubs. Going forward we are confident we now have a partner who can fully meet the needs and ambitions of the entire club.

Why did we need to change our current supplier?

We currently stock products from a wide range of suppliers (Tryline, Olorun, and O’Neills) which has resulted in wide range of styles and designs. Whilst we have been able to offer our members a wide range of good quality products, we have suffered from inconsistent service and poor delivery times.  The wide range of suppliers has resulted in us holding in stock a fragmented mix of kit, colours, and brands, with a high value which remains unsold.

When and where can I buy the new BRFC Raging Bull Kit?

Over the next few weeks we are finalising stock options and designs with Raging Bull. Once completed we expect key products to be available from late August 2018, although it will take some time for the full range to be available. We plan to have an official ‘Launch’ at the Warman Beer Festival on 26th August, and over the summer we will run sizing sessions to enable you to try, select, pre-order and buy. [Sizing samples will be available in the Club shop].  We will be offering an online ordering facility for home delivery / collection via the club shop.

Do I have to buy the Raging Bull playing kit straight away?

No. We recognize that buying new playing shirts & kit can be expensive. We are looking to keep the price of official BRFC shirts as low as possible, and to facilitate the changeover to Raging Bull older shirts may continue to be worn for training and matches, until new ones are required. The new club shorts and socks will be virtually indistinguishable from the old suppliers – there will be no need to change these items unless you wish to. We realise that players may also have older BRFC contact tops, jumper’s jackets etc from previous seasons again these can continue to be worn as desired.

Will other kit such as jackets, drill tops, tracksuit bottoms, etc. be available?

Yes. Raging Bull offer an extensive range of off training kit and supplementary leisure wear, including Vests, T-Shirts, Polos, Shirts, Jumpers, Hoodies, Gilets, Jackets, Coats, Gym Shorts, Track-pants, Coats as well as additional training tops, subs coats etc. All of which will be available through the BRFC Shop at the club or online via the website.  Our old stock will be offered for sale at a discount to clear stocks.  The bulk of Raging Bull items will not be fundamentally different in design from existing stock.

How will I know what size to buy?

Di Edmonds will continue to run the kit shop. The GRFC shop team will be happy to help you and will have sizing samples available to try.

Can we purchase Tour Kit & 7’s kit from 3rd Party suppliers?

No. We have signed a legally binding sole-supplier contract with Raging Bull. If you tour or play representing GRFC you are an ambassador for the club and must wear GRFC approved kit. All Coach’s, Team Managers or Tour Organisers are respectfully asked to be responsible for adhering to club rules and being brand custodians. Raging Bull have dedicated account managers who can ensure your Team and Coach’s, Parents and Supporters will be well turned out, for any UK or Overseas Tour and 7’s tournaments and festivals. Details of ordering process will be made available as and when required or visit the GRFC shop for further help.

Neil Harris

Bromley RFC Chairman

8th August 2018