SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Tigers players look dejected as they leave the field after the round 23 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 27, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Richmond has signed with a new apparel supplier, following former supplier, BLK, going into receivership.

The club announced on Thursday that Puma will be the side’s official kit supplier for the enxt five years, but is yet to release the official guernsey for next season, instead releasing a sneak peak of the design.

The club was initially due to partner with Puma from 2018, however, have been able to commence the partnership a year early.


“We are proud to partner a world-class brand in PUMA that will now provide all the Club’s on and off-field apparel from the 2017 season,” Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said.

“For a number of reasons we had started to explore apparel partnership options. We had been in discussions with PUMA for some time and given their reputation for quality service, and products, it was clear they are our preferred partner moving forward.

“We had agreed earlier this year to commence our partnership with PUMA in 2018, however, given the issues with our contracted supplier, PUMA have been able to step in immediately which is fantastic.

“While the situation with our current supplier is disappointing, the Club has been proactively considering its options and is subsequently very well placed to deal with it.

“We now look forward to a long and successful relationship with PUMA. They partner some of the biggest sporting brands in the world and we are pleased they saw fit to partner with Richmond.”