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Opro Announce Licensing Partnership With England Rugby
OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced the renewal of its official licencing agreement with England Rugby.
OPRO has had a partnership with England Rugby since 2012 and as part of the new agreement, OPRO has been granted the rights for a further 4 years - taking in the 2019 Rugby World Cup - to produce special England Rugby branded mouthguards, as well as being the official mouthguard of England Rugby and the official supplier to the CBRE All Schools programme.
OPRO will provide mouthguards to the England senior men’s and women’s teams, England senior men’s and women’s 7s teams, England Saxons team, England Under-20s, Under-18s and Under-16s teams.
In addition, OPRO will provide thousands of self-fit mouthguards to the CBRE All Schools programme; a project developed by the RFU with the aim of increasing the number of secondary state schools playing rugby union and to encourage new players to join local clubs.
All products will be available online and through OPRO’s global network of retailers.
With over 20 years’ experience, OPRO is dedicated to bringing leading technology and safety to athletes at all levels of sport and is the official mouthguard partner of over 60 teams, including Australia Rugby, New Zealand Rugby and 11 AVIVA Premiership Rugby teams.
OPRO chairman and founder, Dr Anthony Lovat BDS, said: “We are proud and honoured to be partnered with one of the best sporting organisations out there. At OPRO, providing the most comfortable, best fitting and reliable mouthguards is our passion.
“We are also delighted to be able to show support for the CBRE All Schools programme and to be part of a project that enables more young people to take up rugby.”
For more information visit OPRO.com.
Founded 20 years ago by dentist Dr Anthony Lovat, OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. Through the development and deployment of cutting-edge technology and the use of innovative design and production methods, OPRO has been at the forefront of protecting the safety of athletes at all levels, across a range of different sports, for more than two decades.
The family-owned and run company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and all products are designed and manufactured within the UK, and available worldwide through a network of retailers and distributors.
OPRO is the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organisations, including England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, 11 AVIVA Premiership Rugby teams, GB Taekwondo, England Hockey, England Boxing, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), and the German, French, Italian, Cameroonian and Northern Ireland Mixed Martial Arts Federations.
All OPRO mouthguards are legally CE certified and in 2007 the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition of its ground-breaking work in the field of oral protection.