Umbro has today announced that English prop Ellis Genge has become the latest addition to the sports brand’s rugby ambassador portfolio, as it continues to cement its position in the sport.
The 25 year-old Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup winner joins England Head Coach Eddie Jones, alongside Red Roses stars Shaunagh Brown, Zoe Harrison and Sarah Bern in Umbro’s expanding ambassador line up.
As an ambassador Genge will work with Umbro to showcase the brand’s performance clothing, and wider sportswear apparel.
Commenting on the news, Ellis Genge said: “Umbro is an iconic British brand with an impressive heritage in producing sportswear products for elite athletes and teams around the world. I’m looking forward to working with Umbro as they continue to cement their return to rugby and I’m excited to see how their extensive expertise and experience from other sports can influence performance and apparel products.”
Scott Watson, Umbro Rugby Sponsorship Manager, added: “We are delighted to welcome Ellis to Umbro as we continue to build our credentials in rugby across both the men’s and women’s games.
“We are looking forward to working with Ellis to showcase our performance clothing and use his expertise to shape and develop our products to ensure they meet the demands and requirements of elite athletes for the modern game.”
With nearly one hundred years of experience in the development of performance apparel for elite teams, Umbro has a heritage across sports, including football and rugby. Through its extensive experience, combined with a pioneering approach to the development of its kit, Umbro has ensured its products are tried and tested and ready for rugby.