OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced the renewal of their long-term partnership with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), the national governing body for rugby in New Zealand from grassroots to elite level.
OPRO, like NZR, have continued to push boundaries and for more than 20 years have been a world leading manufacturer of mouthguards. As part of their partnership, OPRO will continue to supply New Zealand’s elite players with the very best in mouthguard protection. Players from NZR’s elite performance programme, including the All Blacks, Black Ferns, All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens teams, Maori All Blacks and Under 20s, will have access to the best-fitting, most comfortable mouthguards in the world. Furthermore, OPRO have been granted the rights to produce officially licensed NZR branded mouthguards from their Self-Fit range for sale to the general public.
OPRO Chief Executive Officer David Allen commented: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with New Zealand Rugby who always strive to foster and produce the world’s best talent.
“OPRO have been involved with the sport of Rugby for 21 years and we are proud to continue our partnership with this world leading, iconic sports organisation. With the World Cup just around the corner, we are honoured to be supplying elite players with the very best protection for their teeth.”
OPRO serves as the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organizations, including England Rugby, Australia Rugby, NZR, USA Rugby, American Youth Football and the UFC.
Founded 20 years ago by dentist Dr Anthony Lovat, OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. Through the development and deployment of cutting-edge technology and the use of innovative design and production methods, OPRO has been at the forefront of protecting the safety of athletes at all levels, across a range of different sports, for more than two decades.
The family owned and run company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and all products are designed and manufactured within the UK, and available worldwide through a network of retailers and distributors.
OPRO is the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organisations, including Great Britain Taekwondo, England Boxing, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Great Britain and England Hockey, USA Rugby, American Youth Football, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, 11 Gallagher Premiership Rugby teams and the German, French, Italian, Cameroonian and Northern Ireland Mixed Martial Arts Federations.
All OPRO mouthguards are legally CE certified and in 2007 the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition of its ground-breaking work in the field of oral protection.