21st October 2016

Students and sports teams at Bournemouth University will be sporting brand new kit this season provided by ‘Viper 10’, a British Performance Sportswear brand based in Bournemouth.

Viper 10 have a world-class product development team and in-house design studio at their Bournemouth headquarters. Since launching in 2012 with endorsements from the likes of Lewis Moody MBE (Former England Rugby Captain) and International Netballer Geva Mentor, Viper 10 has built a reputation for high quality products, unrivalled customer service and reliable delivery.

Viper 10 has developed great relationships with many university sports teams across the UK in recent years, however the new partnership with Bournemouth University represents a significant step in simultaneously championing local business and putting Bournemouth on the map for sport in the UK.

The new partnership between two Bournemouth organisations has created a buzz amongst students nationally as over 700 athletes were provided with match kits, tracksuits and hoodies ready for their respective opening matches.

Viper 10 provided kit for over 42 Performance Sport teams across Rugby, Netball, Football and Hockey to name a few. The partnership has also included a professional photoshoot for the students, dedicated online shops, event experiences and more. The unique TeamBU kit design takes inspiration from the famous golden beaches in Bournemouth and creates a striking image on the pitch, court and arena.

Stephanie Essex, Managing Director of Viper 10 Sportswear, said “We are excited to welcome TeamBU to the ever growing Viper 10 family especially as we are such close neighbours. We look forward to continuing to provide a range of sportswear to fit the needs of athletes across all teams, and flying the flag for Bournemouth in the sports industry.”

Michael Barry, Performance Sport Manager at Bournemouth University, said “It’s a fantastic partnership for both parties which really supports the growing sporting industry in Bournemouth. The University is seeing increased sporting success on the national and even international stage and have 26 junior or senior international sporting scholars in; Basketball, Golf, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Windsurfing and Weightlifting. The quality and professionalism of Viper 10 really matches our sporting ethos so is a perfect fit. The students also absolutely love their new kit and seeing it around campus makes us all very proud”.

As part of the partnership, Viper 10 will also provide staff and coaches kit and become the Official Supplier for Department of Sport and Leisure Activity.