Long-term customer St Austell RFC review AGAME Sports custom team wear and explain why they chose AGAME as their longterm kit partner.
A Kit Partner You Can Rely On
“Like many rugby clubs, St Austell RFC had always sourced their kit from the well-known and established manufacturing brands. This was largely a very disappointing experience characterised by constantly rising prices, missed delivery dates and broken promises.
The final straw was when we had over 20 pairs shorts from one well-established rugby brand that all ripped during the first ten games of the season. The difficulty with getting the poor quality acknowledged and obtaining replacements underlined the challenges with dealing with an up-Country manufacturer with no local post-sales representation.
St Austell RFC chose Cornish based kit supplier AGAME Sports as a kit partner because of the passion and desire they showed during the tender process demonstrating a real empathy of the Saints Way. While other suppliers focused on the Seniors, AGAME demonstrated from the outset an understanding of our whole club ethos.
AGAME showed a commitment to working in a partnership, an innovative approach to design, good value for money and a willingness to evolve and adapt over the course of the relation.
Premium Quality Team Wear
The quality of the kit must be central to any supply agreement, and there is no doubt that AGAME has exceeded our expectations. AGAME has supplied several new kits to senior sides (Saints and Sinners); our Ladies (Angels); our Colts and several of our Youth teams (age groups from U7 to U16).
The kit has used the latest sport-tech fabrics with the strength to cope with the demands of competitive rugby. To date, we have not had a single on-field kit failure in the shirts, shorts and socks.
AGAME have shown empathy with Club’s traditions and Cornish roots to develop a range of innovative designs that are loved by our players. The collaborative design process ensures that ideas from players, coaches, Committee and sponsors are absorbed and included in the final version.
The off-field and leisurewear ranges have proved incredibly popular with players and supporters alike, offering both value for money and good quality.
Great Service & Value
The term partner is often banded about, but in the ten years I have been dealing with the kit at St Austell RFC, AGAME is the first supplier that has lived up to the term. Nothing is too much trouble for the AGAME team, and they have constantly gone the extra mile to support St Austell RFC.
There is no doubt that dealing with a Cornish supplier has been extremely advantageous, from the quick resolution of issues on the rare occasions they occur through to the prompt delivery and saving on courier fees. Pricing is competitive, and AGAME has shown tremendous flexibility by sourcing specific items from outside their usual range of suppliers.
AGAME have helped St Austell RFC develop its retail offering by providing ideas, expertise and stock for the Saints Shop. AGAME were also integral to the installation of our digital scoreboard and even added some additional sponsorship to get us over the line.”
Testimonial: Paul Hayes, Saints First Team Manager. St Austell RFC.