2023, what can we say! It’s been yet another incredibly busy year at Scimitar this year with lots of new partnerships, events, and memories.
So before we sign off for the year here at Scimitar, let’s take a moment to relive some of the highlights of 2023.
The year started off brightly as we opened with cricket, as ambassador James Rew secured a spot in the England Lions ODI squad for the Sri Lanka tour.
A little closer to home, Scimitar joined forces with the Worcester Warriors Community Foundation, providing sportswear and leisurewear for their staff and volunteers.
Excitement soared as Scimitar inked a new deal with esteemed running event organisers, Run 4 Wales – the brand responsible for events such as the Cardiff Half Marathon & Newport Wales Marathon.
Scimitar proudly extended its partnership with Great Run, possibly known more for running and managing the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run.
Wilson Racing, a youth development programme for superbikes that supports the British Superbike series, joined forces with Scimitar, choosing us as their premium apparel supplier for the upcoming 2023 season.
As the official supplier to Pentathlon GB, we were proud to see athletes Jessica Varley, Charlie Brown, Emma Whitaker, and Myles Pillage achieve impressive results at the UIPM World Cup in Cairo.
Will Findlay successfully completed his 250km in 50 hours challenge in support of Blood Cancer UK, a charity we produce sportwear and branding for.
Runners flooded the streets of London for the 2023 London Marathon, thousands wearing Scimitar charity running vests. Participants included the inspirational Andy Farrer, dedicated to suicide prevention awareness.
Dan Nash, in his Cardiff Athletics Scimitar running vest, set a new record at the Run 4 Wales ABP Newport Marathon, crossing the finish line in a remarkable 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 46 seconds.
Scimitar proudly became the official kit sponsor for one of Europe’s prestigious rugby events; the Amsterdam Rugby 7s festival.
A new partnership blossomed with Donate Clothes UK, aligning with Scimitar’s commitment to reducing global clothing wastage.
It was a huge month for the town of Llandovery, who clinched their first Welsh Premiership title with a Final victory over Cardiff.
Following on from our partnership announcement with the event, our very own sevens team, Scimitar Storm, triumphed at the Amsterdam 7s claiming victory in the Boot Final.
Nina and Simon Crouchman completed the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge (now called the World’s Toughest Row), rowing 3000 miles in 66 days, 6 hours, and 6 minutes, raising over 9,400 euros for Samaritans.
The St Ewe team embarked on a 300-mile challenge along the Cornish coastline.
Wilson Racing Team showcased their skills at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk for round 4 of the British Talent Cup with Sullivan Mounsey taking some all important points away, while the Racing League made a thrilling return.
The Dragon Boat GB team travelled to Thailand to compete in the 16th World Dragon Boat Racing Championship with an Olympic quality venue at the Royal Navy Rowing and Canoeing Association center in Rayong.
Sullivan Mounsey and the Wilson Racing team were back in action as Sullivan secured his third win in the R&G British Talent Cup for Wilson Racing at Silverstone.
The UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships showcased a stellar performance from Joe Choong as they took place in Bath. The event hosted athletes from 45 countries and was an unforgettable experience for all who attended.
Max and the team from Rugby Tots completed their stadium tour cycle challenge, raising vital funds for the children’s charity Rugby Wooden Spoon. The group began their challenge at the Exeter Chiefs Sandy Park Stadium.
The Scimitar team travelled up to Newcastle in September as we were the official merchandise provider at the prestigious Great North Run.
Six Pentathlon GB athletes excelled at the UIPM Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Lithuania. The team showed their skill as the full GB team qualified for the finals, with the men’s final resulting in a GB silver medal.
Scimitar hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Worcester office. With employees baking cakes and treats to help raise vital funds for Macmillan nurses and support them.
The R&G British Talent Cup concluded dramatically at Donnington, with Sullivan Mounsey finishing 2nd overall. Sullivan pushed competition leader Evan Belford to the edge but unfortunately it just wasn’t meant to be.
Ebbw Vale caused a big stir in the Indigo Welsh Premiership back in October as they beat reigning champions Llandovery in a mid-week clash to end the Drovers undefeated campaign.
The Scimitar team attended the Hospice UK National Conference in Liverpool to talk to more amazing UK hospices with the aim to help them in their fundraising efforts in the new year.
In a unique move, Scimitar offered an eco-friendly Green Friday promotion during Black Friday, featuring a free upgrade to recycled, environmentally conscious fabric.
The Worcester Buoys duo commenced their 3000-mile row across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice and honouring Jack Dyer. Scimitar were extremely proud to provide the buoys with some amazing custom technical apparel.
Scimitar’s Welsh rugby teams maintained strong positions on the leader board with Llandovery and Ebbw Vale leading the charge, whilst Pontypridd regained form as they hope to climb into the top five in the new year.