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For Immediate Release - Gilbert announces new official team kit partnership with MACDOWELLRUGBY’s Elite Women’s Team.

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Gilbert Rugby Canada is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with MACDOWELL RUGBY, as the two organizations join forces to launch a new team kit. This exciting collaboration signifies a major step forward for both entities, bringing together the excellence of Gilbert Rugby Canada's sports gear with the outstanding athletes nurtured by MACDOWELLRUGBY.

The inaugural appearance of the team kit will be on the MacDowell Elite Women’s Team at the highly anticipated Tropical 7s Rugby Tournament in Tampa, Florida, scheduled for March 29 - 30th.

Together, MACDOWELLRUGBY and Gilbert Rugby Canada will continue to build on the strength and momentum achieved in women's rugby in Canada, supporting players from the grassroots to the national programs. 

Leigh Tynan, Director of Gilbert Rugby Canada, says “Monilex Sports, as the Canadian distributor of Gilbert, has a long standing commitment to supporting the women’s game in Canada. Our founder Monty Heald was a  passionate advocate for the women’s game in Canada and we are proud to carry this commitment forward. The caliber of athletes coming through the MACDOWELLRUGBY programs is exceptional, and so partnering with them was an obvious choice in launching Gilbert Team Kit in 2024.” 

Robin MacDowell, Founder of MACDOWELLRUGBY, expressed excitement about the partnership, saying, "we are honored to be selected by Gilbert Rugby Canada as their team kit partner. This collaboration not only reflects the quality of our program but also underscores the commitment of both organizations to the growth and success of rugby."

To learn more about the global competition schedule for MACDOWELLRUGBY Elite Women’s team, go to For more information on the new 2024 Gilbert Rugby Canada Team kit, go to 

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