OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced a new three-year partnership with Football Canada, the governing body of Canadian Football who seek to foster safe and ethical participation in the sport.

As the official mouthguard providers for Football Canada, OPRO will provide mouthguards to the national squads, showing support for Football Canada’s Safe Contact programme, an initiative that is an integral part of their National Coaching Certification Program. Over 5,000 coaches have been through the programme, which teaches safe tackling and blocking techniques.

OPRO are committed to supporting this ongoing drive to educate and raise awareness of safe participation by ensuring players at all levels, from novice to elite, have access to the best level of protection through their award-winning product.

The partnership also grants OPRO the rights to produce Football Canada branded mouthguards from their Power-Fit range. All products will be available online and through OPRO’s global network of retailers.

OPRO chairman and founder, Dr Anthony Lovat BDS, said: “As Canada’s representative in the world governing body for American Football, Football Canada work alongside the biggest organizations in the sport, including the NFL and the Canadian Football League, so it’s a really exciting partnership for us.”

“At OPRO, providing the most comfortable, best fitting and reliable mouthguards is our passion and of course safety is paramount – we look forward to fostering this through this partnership.”

Shannon Donovan, Executive Director of Football Canada commented: “At Football Canada we are always looking for ways to protect our athletes and improve the game of football. This partnership with OPRO mouth guards is another opportunity for us to give access to protection not only for our national teams’ players; but to all of our members across the country.”

For more information, visit www.opromouthguards.com

About OPRO

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 USA Rugby, American Youth Football, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, 11 AVIVA Premiership Rugby teams, GB Taekwondo, England Hockey, England Boxing, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the WGPA (Women’s Gaelic Player’s Association), the UFC 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.

For more information, visit www.opromouthguards.com and follow OPRO on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OPROmouthguards, on Twitter @OPROGroup, on Instagram @OPROGroup or contact info@oprogroup.com