Collingwood Re-Signs With Slazenger
Slazenger and England One Day International Captain Paul Collingwood have agreed to extend their successful partnership for a further three years. Slazenger will provide him with cricket bats and a range of other cricket equipment until December 2010.
The announcement comes in the run-up to the forthcoming England tour of New Zealand.
In 2007, Collingwood was named as one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year, and he was only the third English batsman ever to score a double century in Australia on last year’s tour. The 31 year-old is vice-captain of Durham County Cricket Club, and the all-rounder was rewarded with a benefit year in 2007 for his services to the club.
Delighted with the agreement, Collingwood commented: “From my experience of over 10 years with Slazenger, I know they have a track record of manufacturing the best quality products. Continuing the agreement with Slazenger cricket is fantastic for me, and using their equipment can only strengthen my own personal game. I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Robin Gibson, Slazenger’s Head of Marketing said: “Paul has always been a great ambassador for Slazenger cricket, and the extension of his current contract is testament to the success of our partnership. We are obviously proud that Paul has decided to continue using Slazenger equipment for the next three years, and we will continue to work with him to develop our market-leading Cricket product ranges.”
Slazenger’s brand ambassadors include England internationals Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matthew Prior, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid. Internationally, Slazenger players include South Africa’s Jacques Kallis and Shaun Pollock, and Australia’s Michael Clarke.
The brand also has a strong representation at England Junior level, and Slazenger support the Chance to Shine initiative run by the Cricket Foundation to bring competitive cricket back to state schools.
The Slazenger cricket range is on sale throughout the UK. They are also available through online cricket retailers. For information on Slazenger stockists, please ring 0870 838 7310.
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