Sheffield Eagles

Eagles announce GRI as new Headline Partner & unveil 2019 Away Kit

23rd November 2018, 07:55

Eagles announce GRI as new Headline Partner & unveil 2019 Away Kit

Sheffield Eagles are delighted to unveil our 2019 Away Kit & announce GRI Group as the club’s new headline partner and sponsor for the 2019 season.

The agreement will see the GRI Logo on the front of the Eagles home and away kits, as well as on training and match day wear.

GRI Group was previously the headline sponsor of the Eagles when the club became the first and only team to become back-to-back Championship Champions in 2013.

Following the closure of Don Valley Stadium that year, the Eagles have led a well-documented nomadic existence. However, they have now returned to the Steel City playing out of the brand new purpose built Olympic Legacy Park (OLP).

There are plans in place at the OLP that should lead to the Eagles having an impressive and permanent base in the city, which should lead to a great game day experience for the fans.

To complement this promising news off the field, Mark Aston has been busy assembling an exciting squad for next season. With these developments, GRI Group was keen to reignite it’s support of the Eagles.

Speaking of the agreement, GRI Group CEO and Chairman Graham Royle said, “We are delighted to renew our sponsorship of Sheffield Eagles.  Mark Aston has done a fabulous job during turbulent times and now they are back in Sheffield with a permanent base, we hope that our sponsorship can help to be the launchpad for the Eagles to once again challenge for honours.”

Eagles Commercial Director Mark Hannigan added, “The level of support GRI are providing the club cannot be overestimated and we’d like to thank Graham and his team for getting back on board. This partnership, which is unprecedented in the club’s recent history, is a multi-year agreement and shows that the business community of Sheffield are keen to be involved with this great club.

The years on the road were difficult in many ways, especially for our loyal fans & sponsors. We are now confident the club has a stable and vibrant future at the OLP and we invite all past fans and business partners to reconnect with the club and be a part of our exciting future. As our new social media hashtag says, we are #EaglesTogether

I’d also personally like to thank Martin & Lee at SteelPhalt, our main partners in 2018. SteelPhalt have been and will continue to be a fantastic partner of the club moving forward and their understanding and willingness to help the Eagles has helped make this agreement possible.”

Founded in 2001 GRI Group has quickly established itself in its chosen markets as a global player and operates in a number of locations in the UK & worldwide. GRI Group supports a number of community causes in Sheffield, from the Sheffield Children’s Hospital to Sheffield Theatres.

GRI Group’s associated businesses are engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of chemical intermediates for the Personal Care, Household Care, Pharmaceutical and Industrial applications; the design, development, formulation and contract packing of Personal Care products;  and the brand management and marketing of Personal Care, Toiletries and Cosmetics products. For more details visit