OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced their official partnership with England Lacrosse, the national governing body for Lacrosse in England.

Having worked alongside England Lacrosse for the past 15 years, the agreement formalises OPRO’s partnership with the governing body at an exciting time, as the former English Lacrosse Association and England National Teams now sit under one brand as England Lacrosse.

The long-term deal will see OPRO support lacrosse players at all levels, providing them with the highest level of protection for their teeth. It comes at an exciting time as they look to raise the profile of the sport, fostering the development from grassroots through to elite level.

As the official mouthguard provider of England Lacrosse, OPRO are now the mouthguard partner of over 60 teams including the likes of England Hockey, Great Britain Hockey, Hockey Ireland, Scottish Hockey, England Rugby League, England Rugby, England Boxing and Great Britain Taekwondo. With over 20 years’ experience, OPRO is dedicated to bringing leading technology and safety to athletes at all levels of sport.

Caroline Royle, England Lacrosse Marketing Manager, commented: “We are pleased to be continuing our ongoing relationship with OPRO.

“In such a dynamic, fast-paced sport, safety and quality protection is paramount, so we are delighted to be formalising this partnership with the market’s leading manufacturer and look forward to working together to provide for the sport in England.”

OPRO Chief Executive Officer David Allen, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the efforts of English lacrosse players to help them build upon their recent successes, case in point being last year’s Women’s World Cup bronze medal.

“It’s an exciting time to announce this partnership. We want to do our bit to help raise the profile of the game and to help drive the continued growth of the sport itself.”

About OPRO

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 GB and England Hockey, Irish Hockey, USA Rugby, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, 11 AVIVA Premiership Rugby teams, England Hockey, England Boxing, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the WGPA (Women’s Gaelic Player’s Association), the UFC 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. For more information, visit www.opro.com and follow OPRO on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OPROmouthguards, on Twitter @OPROGroup, on Instagram @OPROGroup or contact [email protected].

About England Lacrosse

England Lacrosse is the national governing body for lacrosse in England. It is responsible for the development and governance of the sport from grassroots level through to England National Squads competing at World Championships.

For more information please visit www.englandlacrosse.co.uk