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OPRO announce partnership with Catalans Dragons
OPRO announce partnership with the Catalans Dragons
OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced an official partnership with Rugby League team, the Catalans Dragons.
Based in Perpignan, France, and as the only non-English side to play in the top tier of the English Super League, the Dragons became the first non-British team to win the Challenge Cup last year since its inception in 1896.
As their official mouthguard provider, OPRO will supply elite level mouthguards to the men’s and women’s senior squads, as well as reserves and junior teams.
With this new partnership, OPRO are now the official mouthguard partner of nine of the 12 Super League teams, in addition to England Rugby League, who oversee the sport of rugby league in England.
With the new season underway as of last week, OPRO CEO David Allen commented: “We’re delighted to be the official mouthguard provider to such a decorated list of teams that compete in the Super League. As last year’s Challenge Cup winners, the Catalans Dragons are a fantastic team to be working with.
“Since winning the French Rugby League Championship in 2005 and joining the English Super League, they’ve set out their stall as one of the best sides in Europe and one we’re proud to partner with.”
Rob Parkinson, Head of Medical Services said: “The Catalans Dragons are extremely happy to have started a partnership with OPRO, their reputation for excellent product quality and customer care made it an easy choice. In a sport as physical as rugby league it was essential for us to find a close fitting and well-designed guard for our players to wear for games and training. We have that with OPRO."
OPRO have longstanding partnerships with over 50 world class sporting associations, including the likes of England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, England Boxing, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
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 Gallagher Premiership Rugby teams, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), 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.