The International Netball Federation and Gilbert, today, extended their contract further for four years. In addition to their original contract which had Gilbert supplying the official kit supplier of match officials and other technical officials for all international umpire appointments, Gilbert was chosen as the official supplier and exclusive ball supplier for all INF events.
The validity of the new contract extend to Netball World Youth Cup 2017 in Gaborone, Botswana, the Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool, England, and the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne, Australia.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon. Molly Rhone, OJ, CD, President of INF, said, “In Gilbert, we have a partner who wholeheartedly understands and supports our commitment to growing netball around the world and our vital mission to promote empowerment through our sport. As international netball goes from strength to strength, so does our collaboration with Gilbert. We are excited to be continuing our long term strategic partnership and to sharing in even greater success for netball globally.”
Speaking about the association, Gilbert’s Sales and Marketing Director, Richard Gray, said, “We are very proud to continue our association with INF to ensure that Gilbert remains at the forefront of world netball. This renewal underlines Gilbert’s position as the ball of choice for netballers all around the world. We have been working closely with INF for many years and continue to support their exciting new developments, which will benefit the sport and its millions of supporters throughout the world. The arrangement is a genuine partnership that will continue to build the netball franchise worldwide.”
The company, Gilbert netball, is already the choice of leading clubs and top ten nations: Australia, England, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago and Wales.
This agreement between INF and Gilbert comes at a strategic time for the International Netball Federation as they launch Netball 2020, a new four-year strategy, which puts governing with integrity, thrilling world class events and empowering through netball at the forefront of their vision and mission.