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Scimitar & Governing Bodies: Perfect Partnerships

Governing Bodies 

At Scimitar we work with over a thousand clients, from grassroots clubs all the way up to governing bodies, as well as start-up businesses up to internationally-recognised brands.

As we approach our 13th year as a business, we wanted to let you know about some of the leading sporting governing bodies we work with – not just in the UK but also from around the world.

British Triathlon

Scimitar have been Official Merchandise Partner of British Triathlon since 2020.

With Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Triathlon Wales also falling under the same remit, Scimitar have been producing merchandise including; vests, t-shirts, shorts, ¼ zip training tops, base layers, cycle jerseys, bib shorts, caps, socks, hats, arm warmers, neck warmers and tri belts.

Within the merchandise, we also do hoodies, bucket hats and even mugs!

Scimitar also produced the recently-unveiled, all-new age-grouper tri suits, with personalisation. You can find Scimitar retailing merchandise at British Triathlon events, including World Triathlon Leeds, the British Tri Grand Final, the World Para Tri Series and the Age Group Celebration Cup.

Check out the British Tri Shop at British Triathlon Official Merchandise by Scimitar Sportswear.

Furthermore, we have produced technical officials kit as well as staff kit, as we do with a number of clients, supporting multiple facets of the business.

Pentathlon GB

Scimitar have been Official Merchandise Partner to Pentathlon GB since 2021.

You can find us at events such as the National Championships, National Biathlon and Schools Biathlon, where we offer the latest event merchandise as well as Pentathlon GB kit.

Under the Pentathlon GB remit, we also provide official kit for the Laser Run World Championships. In 2022’s showpiece event in Lisbon, Portugal, Great Britain picked up 34 medals including 15 golds, some pictured below.

Similarly to British Triathlon, we produce an array of kit, including; shorts, joggers, leggings, tri suits, vests, technical t-shirts, hoodies, polo shirts, ¼ zips, running jackets, visors, hot pants and bobble hats.

Most importantly, we aim to use sustainable materials where possible for all ranges, and organic cotton options for items such as hoodies – such as the ones in the photo below which were very popular with the younger audience at the annual Schools Biathlon event.

We cater for all age ranges, producing kit for juniors all the way up to the professional athletes. We have also worked closely with Pentathlon GB to help drive revenue streams while offering services such as personalisation of kit for their Laser Run event.

Check out the Pentathlon GB shop by clicking here and keep an eye out for an elite range coming soon!

Bermuda National Olympic Committee

Scimitar produced training and leisurewear for the Bermuda National Olympic Committee for both the Caribbean Games and the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

After needing kit for their athletes competing across five different sports, we developed premium custom apparel for the Bermuda National Olympic Committee ahead of both the Carribean Games in Guadeloupe and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, finished in their stylish blue and pink

And it turned out to be a memorable one, as they picked up two medals, their best-ever haul in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

After winning the gold in 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia, Bermuda’s Dame Flora Jane Duffy became the first triathlete to retain a Commonwealth Games title by claiming the gold in the women’s elite race in Birmingham. The current Olympic and World Champion won a World Triathlon Championship Series event in Hamburg in June, and was certainly back at her best for the Games as she pulled clear of Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown to claim the top prize.

The combination of gold medals and Scimitar sportswear is something we’ll be seeing a lot more of in the future.

Zambia Rugby

Scimitar are the official kit partner of Zambia 7s national team, who competed at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Expanding our collection of elite rugby sevens programs and work with international outfits, we were delighted to partner with the ambitious Zambia Rugby 7s initiative, and continue to assist in the development of the sport in the republic.

Zimbabwe Rugby

Scimitar signed a five-year deal with Zimbabwe Rugby 7s in 2022 which saw the team compete in the World Rugby 7s Challenger Series in August in Chile, followed by the World Cup 7s in September in South Africa.

We are thrilled to see our kit on the international stage within the sevens circuit and to offer Zimbabwe a technical product that will help efficiency and performance.

Better still, as part of this new international partnership, Scimitar have developed a range of premium merchandise, including replica jerseys, which can be purchased and delivered to wherever you are in the world!

You can explore the brand-new Zimbabwe 7s online shop, powered by Scimitar, by clicking here.

Jamaica Rugby

Scimitar agreed a multi-year agreement with Jamaica Rugby in 2022.

Jamaica were supplied with brand-new kit for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where they picked up their first-ever wins in the competition. They also proudly wore their new kit at the World Rugby 7s Challenger Series in August in Chile, followed by the World Cup 7s in September in South Africa.

Check out the official Scimitar shop by clicking here. Photos below from Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby.

British Dragon Boat Racing Association

Scimitar have been Official Kit Partner to the British Dragon Boat Racing Association since 2019.

We produce; race t-shirts, lycra race shorts, bra tops, vests, leggings, shorts, joggers, ¼ zip training tops, lightweight hooded training jackets, polo shirts, showerproof jackets, hoodies, baseball caps and visors.

As a non-mainstream sport and a governing body with little resource, the BDA have utilised Scimitar’s expertise to generate extra revenue streams and help grow the sport.

Find out more about the BDA by clicking here.

England Canicross

It might be new to your ears, but Canicross is among one of the fastest-growing sports both in the UK and USA. 

The sport, in just a few words, involves running off-road with your dog, but tethered to your furry friend. There are local, regional, national and international world championships and at Scimitar, we work with England and Scotland Canicross in which we have produced technical t-shirts and running vests.

Find out more about Canicross by clicking here.


Scimitar have also worked with the Lawn Tennis Association since 2019, producing technical t-shirts for events including the Junior National Championships, as well as the England Cricket Board, producing items such as media bibs.



Elsewhere on the international front, we also provide sportswear for Cayman Islands Rugby Union and Saint Lucia Rugby Union.


Scimitar are the Official Merchandise Provider to the 2023 Wheelchair Rugby European Championship, currently providing hoodies and t-shirts for the ever-growing sport.

Click here to check out the products or here to visit their official website.


When it comes to bespoke branding, we’ve worked with a number of key governing bodies to produce custom promotional items.

From giant pitch banners for the Betfred Super League, to pull-up banners for Premiership Rugby, Scimitar are specialists in producing bespoke items in bulk for professional sports teams and organisations.

Find out more about our promotional items and branding by clicking here.


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