The Great Britain National Baseball Programme has signed a three-year deal with Hawk Sport to provide uniforms for all age-levels in the national set-up.
Hawk Sport will be known to many within the British baseball community.
They supply customised uniforms for a growing number of baseball and softball teams in the UK and have recently signed deals to supply uniforms for the British University Baseball Association and the Manchester Softball league.
Agreeing a contract to kit-out the national teams is their most prestigious achievement so far since forming in 2007, with Hawk Sport Managing Director John Irving stating that the company is “absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to support our country’s national baseball teams”.
The deal has an additional benefit to British baseball fans.
Joe Gray’s blog post last Sunday about the very fetching, if pricey, retro 1938 jersey referred to it as “this year’s must-have British baseball fashion item”. This served as a reminder that people who wanted to support the national team effort couldn’t get their hands on the replica jersey that the current team wears.
That will change under the deal with Hawk Sports. Great Britain baseball uniforms will be available to buy from April and the company has pledged to donate a share of the sales of all Great Britain baseball merchandise back to the British Baseball Federation.
So you can support the BBF, Hawk Sports and the national team and make a few more Brits aware that we do have a national baseball team in the process. Further details about the items available will be publicised by Hawk Sports in due course.