HSBC renewed its sponsorship as Principal Partner of the British & Irish Lions for the 2013 Tour to Australia in October 2010. The partnership continues the successful association between the prestigious touring side and the bank that was first signed in 2007.
In the lead up to and during the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia, HSBC will work with The Lions to engage their thousands of customers and staff around the world with the sponsorship. This includes special promotions and discounts for HSBC customers, beginning with special deals for those booking an official tour package with Lions Rugby Travel. There will also be initiatives aimed at the wider rugby community and fans both in the UK and travelling to Australia for the Tour.
A significant part of the HSBC sponsorship will be the continuation of the bank's commitment to helping develop the game of rugby through grassroots programmes in the UK & Ireland, as well as in Hong Kong and the host nation of Australia.
More information about HSBC promotions, competitions and the sponsorship will be uploaded shortly.
adidas is a proud sponsor of the British and Irish Lions.
adidas' involvement with the British & Irish Lions began with the victory in South Africa in 1997, and continued on the 2001 tour to Australia, 2005 in New Zealand, and most recently, the narrow defeat in 2009 in South Africa. The Lions tour is a pinnacle in the sporting calendar and adidas look forward to supporting the team in the run up to Australia 2013
FirstCape Wines, the UK's 3rd largest selling wine brand, are proud sponsors of the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013.
Firstcape were Lions tour partners in 2009 to South Africa and are looking forward to helping the most revered rugby team on the planet stamp their giant paw print on Australian soil.
Sir Ian McGeechan, FirstCape's brand ambassador said, 'Lions tours are tough and challenging especially in Australia but FirstCape will bring their special blend of fun and celebration during the build-up and on tour - so prepare for an eventful journey.'
Land Rover has a proud history of supporting The British & Irish Lions and is excited to be continuing their shared journey together to Hong Kong and Australia in 2013.
Rugby and Land Rover have many shared values - integrity, courage, pride, composure, capability - values that are required to create great competitive rugby and world-class all-terrain vehicles. Land Rover celebrates those who have the confidence to embrace life's challenges and there is no better example than The British & Irish Lions, who have been doing this since 1888.
A range of Land Rover vehicles will provide essential support for the British & Irish Lions operations on Tour, with vehicles being used in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia. Land Rover will also look to share experiences and their passion for the game with fans both in the UK and those following the tourists abroad.
This partnership continues Land Rover's long-standing association with rugby which looks to support all levels of the game. Not only does Land Rover support the elite players, teams and tournaments around the globe including Rugby World Cup 2015, but they also invest in the grassroots and are excited about what the future holds for the sport.
Land Rover is proud to support a team who are willing to go above and beyond.
Microsoft are delighted to be the Official Technology Provider for the British & Irish Lions Tour 2013.
We are proud to be joining the British & Irish Lions family, bringing together Microsoft's passion for technology with the best in rugby. We have ambitious plans to embed technology throughout the team, bringing this tour closer to the fans than ever before. In the build-up to the tour, Microsoft will be reviewing all aspects of how technology can help the team prepare for 2013. From revolutionary training analysis in the cloud, or using Windows 8 devices to make life on tour truly seamless with life at home to Skype enhanced supporter sessions with the players; this will be the first British & Irish Lions tour with technology built in.
About Microsoft: Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Mr Pink was an 18th century London tailor who designed the iconic hunting coat worn by Masters of Foxhounds, whippers-in, huntsmen and other hunt staff. The coat was made of scarlet cloth but was always referred to as PINK, in honour of its originator. Meticulous attention to detail, exclusive fabric and exquisite craftsmanship were the hallmarks of a PINK coat. Today Thomas Pink carries on the name and tradition of Mr Pink, crafting shirts which enshrine the British heritage of the iconic PINK coat.
Every Thomas Pink shirt is an exercise in perfection. All our shirts have been crafted to the same exacting standards, keeping alive the impeccable heritage of London's Jermyn Street, home of traditional British shirt-making. Constructed from the finest-quality two-fold cotton, immaculately cut and finished, Pink shirts are crisp, comfortable and look the part anywhere from the boardroom to the ballroom. As well as shirts for men and women Pink carries a wealth of luxurious silk ties, tailoring, knitwear and accessories
Part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey group, Thomas Pink is a British shirt maker with flagship stores in London's Jermyn Street, Madison Avenue, New York and Rue Francois Premier, Paris. Altogether there are more than 80 stores around the world - in USA, France, Mexico, Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Canada, and in the UK.
Rhino is the world's leading supplier of contact and training equipment for rugby . The company has been re-appointed by The Lions to the dual role of Official Supplier of both the training equipment the squad will use at all training bases for the 2013 tour to Australia, and also supplier of The Official Tour Training Ball and commemorative ball collection. Rhino fulfilled both roles with distinction on the 2009 Lions Tour to South Africa.
Since the success of Rhino's Official Ball of the 2009 Lions Tour, the company has been appointed to the RaboDirect PRO12 ball contract - the company's Vortex Elite model has been a great success with the professional sides of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy.
Rhino was an Official Supplier to the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in England in 2010, the IRB Junior World Championship in Wales in 2008, and is additionally an Official Supplier to England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union, Bath Rugby, Cardiff Blues, London Wasps and St Helens rugby league club.
The company has over recent years diversified into teamwear, fashion/leisurewear, mobile floodlighting and artificial turf. Rhino Rugby America has recently opened in southern Illinois, and Rhino Rugby Asia in Singapore.
Qantas are particularly proud to be supporting The British & Irish Lions and flying the team into Australia for the Tour. Qantas have a great association with the game, particularly in Australia due to our naming rights sponsorship of the Qantas Wallabies.
Qantas have over ten years experience in rugby and so partnering with The Lions for the 2013 Tour to Australia seemed a natural step to take.
Qantas have considerable expertise in long haul travel and with the superior product offering, and unrivalled on-board service, the team will be able to relax, rest-up and prepare in time for their arrival in Australia.
Enjoy the journey with Qantas, the Spirit of Australia.
The British & Irish Lions pick the greatest players from the home teams.
Then they take their game to the world. At Robert Walters we also know what it's like to recruit the big players for the best positions. We're a global specialist recruitment consultancy and we understand the satisfaction that comes from helping to shape a winning team. That's why we're proud to be an official supplier of The British & Irish Lions.
Find out more at www.robertwalters.com/lions including an exclusive blog from Michael Lynagh.
The Financial Times is delighted to be the media supplier for The British & Irish Lions 2013 as part of it's 125 year anniversary celebrations.
This year the Financial Times celebrates 125 years as one of the world's leading global business news organisations. Recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy, the FT provides essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community.
Today, the FT serves more readers and subscribers across the world than ever before; the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000 and a combined print and online average daily readership of over 2 million people worldwide.
Leading sports nutrition brand Maximuscle is the official sports nutrition supplier for the 2013 British & Irish Lions as they Tour to Australia.
Maximuscle will supply all nutritional products to the squad to ensure their dietary requirements are met throughout the Tour.
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