Rehband Supports Team from the Basketball Bundesliga
Partnership with Violets from Göttingen
Rehband has entered into another important partnership for the coming two and a half years. Starting January 2011, Rehband is the official partner and supplier of functional clothing for BG Göttingen from the Basketball Bundesliga. In February 2011, Rehband will launch new products in the range of compression gear which will then also be worn by the BG Göttingen players in the Bundesliga and Eurocup games.The winning team of last season's EuroChallenge has already been able to try out the new product line from Rehband and was immediately excited. Moreover, the partnership will be used to spur on the development of products: Suitability for use and the benefits for the athletes will be thoroughly tested before the product is even put on the market.
Head coach John Patrick is very pleased with the products from Rehband: “Our players were very positive about the feeling of the compression gear during practice and games. The padding is an extra plus for injury prevention in a sport full of contact with other players, and sometimes with the wooden floor! It´s a great partnership for the players, since they are already enthusiastic about using the Rehband products.”
Stephan Karasch, Head of Marketing for BG Göttingen, express his satisfaction with the cooperation: "It is important for us to offer the players the optimum environment for top performance. We are therefore very excited to enter into this long-term agreement with Rehband!"
Rehband is a brand of the German Otto Bock Group, and one of the leading brands in the field of sport supports. Associations from a wide variety of sports rely on products produced by Rehband. One example is THW Kiel, several times Handball-Bundesliga Champion and multiple winner of Champions League. Rehband is also the official partner of the Toyota Handball-Bundesliga.
The Rehband and BG Göttingen cooperation is a perfect fit between medical competence and demanding top level athletes. As Anders Bergquist, the Rehband Product and Brand Manager expresses it: “We have always been close to the handball world and with the cooperation with BG Göttingen we now broaden our perspective into basketball. BG is the perfect partner to help us develop our new line of compression and compression protection products further.”
Both partners wish to start off 2011 successfully together and look forward to their joint activities.