Posted on November 10, 2021
by Huboo eCommerce Fulfilment

Huboo and Bristol Sport in Historic Principal Partnership

In a unique and historic UK-first, Huboo and Bristol Sport have announced a groupwide partnership which will see Huboo as the principal partner for all FIVE of Bristol Sport’s professional sporting teams.

Huboo will be Principal Partner to all the teams of Bristol Sport:

• Bristol City Football Club
• Bristol City W.F.C.
• Bristol Bears
• Bristol Bears Women
• Bristol Flyers

Setting the Standard

Given the breadth of the groupwide agreement, and both Huboo and Bristol Sport being headquartered in the same city, the deal is unique in nature and the first of its kind in the UK.

It sets the standard for sporting partnerships going forward. It will also be the first time that all five of the group’s professional teams will have one unified front of shirt partner.

It’s a truly authentic partnership that works on many levels due to the synergies between Huboo and Bristol Sport, from our respective and rapid growth to our commitment to supporting local communities and making Bristol proud.

Official Fulfilment Partner

As part of the agreement, Huboo are the official fulfilment partner of Bristol Sport, handling all the fulfilment of online orders for kits, merchandise, and season tickets. We had some special guests helping to get Bristol City shirts into the hands of some lucky fans during the summer in 2022. You can watch the video here:

Sportswear Fulfilment

We work with a number of sports clubs to handle their kit, merchandise, and season ticket fulfilment, helping them succeed off the pitch so they can focus on success on the pitch. If you are interested in how we can help professional sports teams access world-class fulfilment, get in touch!

On the Same Team

Together we will be able to make a highly positive impact in the South-West. As Bristol-based enterprises, we both have an affinity for our region and together we can make a positive impact in the area both professionally and socially through business ventures and charity events.

Martin Bysh, Co-Founder & CEO, Huboo:

“As Huboo continues to grow at pace and our expansion across Europe accelerates, we’re delighted to announce our position as Principal Partner to Bristol Sport in a collaboration which has such strong ties to our founding roots.

“Huboo’s core values are perfectly aligned with those of Bristol Sport’s and together we aim to raise the bar for what is possible with a partnership of this scale. It’s an exciting time for both Huboo and Bristol Sport. We have a shared vision of making Bristol proud.”

Huboo are pictured as Principal Partner across all of Bristol Sport’s clubs for the 2022/23 seasons, on February 14, 2022 at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, England. (Photo by Rogan/Fever Pitch)

A Shared Mission

In the last four years, Huboo has expanded its operations from one warehouse, to operating four fulfilment centres across the UK, along with a head office in central Bristol, and fulfilment centres in The Netherlands, Spain and Germany.

With plans to roll out our operations across multiple other European markets over the next 12 months, the decision to partner with Bristol Sport and its teams was a strategic one to promote the brand across multiple platforms and markets simultaneously.

Bristol Sport founder Steve Lansdown CBE said:

“It’s what we’ve been aspiring to ever since we formed Bristol Sport back in 2014. We are now able to work with a local company that has grown rapidly itself and looking to improve its own standing in the marketplace.

“Bristol Sport offers a unique opportunity to associate with all different types of sports, fanbases and communities. We’ve always said sport will support the city and the city should support sport. Here we have a local business supporting all of our sports and that is fantastic and I’m really looking forward to us working together over the next few years to take us both forward.”

The Bristol Sport Group

Huboo & Bristol Sport: Martin Bysh and Paul Dodd with Steve Lansdown – see the video:

Bristol City 2022/23 Kits

As the Principal Partner of Bristol Sports, Huboo will proudly appear on all Bristol City’s shirts during the club’s 2022/23 season.

This year’s kit is a retro tribute to the classic strip worn by the team during the 1954/55 season, during which they achieved promotion from Division Three South.

This year’s fashionable, collared design has white sleeves and features the team’s crest over the heart of the shirt, with the club’s iconic robin symbol decorating the lower back.

A flag of St George is emblazoned below the neck on the back of the shirt to reflect how Bristol City is an English-owned club.

For players, the retro 50s tone of the kit is made complete with the addition of white shorts and red/white hooped socks. We can’t wait to see them on the pitch!

Updated 22/23 Home and Goalkeeper Kits

In February, Bristol City updated their home and goalkeeper kits following a change of kit manufacturer. The move to O’Neills, a kit manufacturer based in Ireland, will see all Bristol City men’s and women’s kits updated ahead of the 23/24 season.

Zak Vyner is pictured during Bristol City media day after the 2023/24 O’Neills Home Shirt is launched on February 23, 2023 at the Robins High Performance Centre in Bristol, England. (Photo by Rogan/Fever Pitch)
Max O’Leary is pictured during Bristol City media day after the 2023/24 O’Neills Home Shirt is launched on February 23, 2023 at the Robins High Performance Centre in Bristol, England. (Photo by Rogan/Fever Pitch)

Goalkeeper Kits

The goalkeeper kit for the 2022/23 season boasts a striking 90s inspired appearance, with the club’s crest returning to the traditional left of chest position.

Using advanced, durable ZEROH20 dry-dye technology, the cool designs of this year’s kit were co-designed with Hummel; the Technical Partner of Bristol City Football Club.

Such original designs continue the club’s reputation for producing unique goalkeeper kits that aspire to create an appearance far more unique than most football clubs. This approach has won Bristol City design awards for their kits in the past.

Bristol City launch their 2022/23 Home & Away Goalkeeper Shirts on April 21, 2022 at SGS College Wise Campus in Bristol, England. (Photo by Rogan/Fever Pitch)

Proud to be Principal Partner

We are very proud to see the Huboo logo take pride of place on a sports shirt for the first time, especially as Bristol is the city where our brand was founded and is headquartered.

David Hill, Huboo’s Head of Brand, has expressed the excitement felt across the whole business:

“We can’t wait to see the team out in force wearing it next season. As a company, we have strong roots in Bristol and our ongoing partnership with Bristol Sport is something we are incredibly proud of. We wish the team every success this season.”

You can buy an official 2022/23 season Bristol City shirt now from the Bristol Sport Store.

– Rogan/JMP – 09/02/2022 – Ashton Gate Stadium – Bristol City v Reading – Sky Bet Championship.