The Ospreys are excited to announce a new partnership with Canadian sport compression specialists Dryworld as part of the regional rugby franchise’s commercial strategy.
The new five-year deal signed with the Ospreys sees Dryworld become the official compression partner, providing a range of innovative products.
The Ospreys are the most successful professional side in Welsh rugby and has always prided itself on being innovative and embracing new technology and opportunities.
The partnership underlines the Ospreys approach to putting high performance at the centre of everything we do and our commitment to excellence on and off the field.
The deal will also see the Ospreys and Dryworld collaborate and develop new innovative and groundbreaking products for rugby and a range of sports equipment under their own unique brand.
The Dryworld range will supply second skin compression tops to be worn under the Ospreys kit and a range designed to keep the players dry and comfortable in adverse weather conditions to enhance performance.
The company will supply a full-range of compression products, including DRYFEET and Aggression Apparel in Lycra and Bioskyn, Compression Protection shoulder pads and scrumcaps.
DRYFEET are worn over player’s boots in professional football, rugby and in the NFL and are designed to make the players boot light, reduce fatigue and blisters during a game.
Dryworld founders Matt Weingart and Brian McKenzie are former rugby players and have returned to rugby with this new partnership with the Ospreys.
Brian McKenzie Founder and CEO said:
“Going back to our roots was important to us and the brand is excited to work with such an esteemed club in the launch of our signature product lines.
“It’s why we exist, to help athletes perform at their best, and we know the AA Bioskyn and Lycra line with DRYFEET will just do that. With athletes of this calibre, one percent makes all the difference.”
Anthony Cole-Johnson, Ospreys Commercial Director, said:
“We are truly excited to announce a significant new five-year partnership with Dryworld, who have taken up the opportunity to be our new compression partner.
“We are looking forward to sharing their innovative products with players and supporters alike in the coming months, as we know rugby is at the heartland of the brand; we are delighted they chose us to partner with them on their journey.
“Though a Canadian brand, the Dryworld team are keen to showcase their product range within the region, and we will work to support them in this space.
“This is a significant new partnership for the Ospreys and we cannot wait to get started.”