Leading sports nutrition brand Optimum Nutrition (ON) has become the Official Nutrition Partner to Team Bath, with special emphasis on rugby and swimming.
The deal will see Team Bath, the University of Bath’s sport brand, supported by ON across its venues, sporting disciplines and athletes.
Team Bath covers the family of sports and recreation-related activities at the University. Team Bath is unique in British Sport. Based within world-class, £30 million sports facilities including the Sports Training Village, the University is used as a training base by Olympic and Paralympic athletes as well as providing facilities and services to local, regional and national sporting bodies, squads and individual members of the public.
Team Bath offers cutting edge sports science and medicine services, a thriving junior sports section, a growing list of spectator and participation events and a world class coaching group. Top teams like England rugby, the All Blacks, England Netball and some leading football clubs have used Team Bath as a training base.
ON manufacture top of the range protein powders, nutritional bars, ready-to-drink sports beverages, vitamins and essential minerals. With a global reputation for quality and trend-setting innovation, ON is constantly building on its mission to provide a higher standard of sports nutrition.
The deal will see ON branding on competition and training wear for the high performance student Rugby and Swimming teams and throughout the Sports Training Village. Team Bath will also benefit from seminars, workshops and top level advice from ON’s nutrition experts. ON will also work closely with the University of Bath’s Sports Science and Medical Centre on product trials, research and development.
Seb Mullin, Managing Director EMEA at ON, said “Team Bath is renowned as a national and international centre of excellence for sport and sports development. The facilities, wide-ranging sporting disciplines catered for, and caliber of athletes is second to none and we look forward to providing support through our products and expertise.”
Michael Hoch, Chief Operating Officer at Team Bath added “We are delighted to be working with ON. I’m sure we can develop the relationship to mutual benefit. It’s a great partnership”.
ABOUT OPTIMUM NUTRITION:
Leading the industry with production facilities in the UK and the US, ON manufacture top of the range protein powders, nutritional bars, ready-to-drink sports beverages, vitamins and essential minerals. The company controls the integrity of the brand throughout the entire production and distribution processes, making sure that each product contains the highest quality ingredients.
ON’s product range includes best selling products such as Gold Standard 100% Whey and Casein, as well as two recent bar additions, Wholly Oats! And Whey Cris
ON’s current sponsorship portfolio includes Scottish Rugby, British & Irish Lion Rob Kearney, The Newcastle Falcons, Irish sides Leinster and Ulster, Championship team The Cornish Pirates, and Oxford and Cambridge University RUFCs. Team ON, ON’s group of fitness ambassadors, includes world class athletes, rugby players, personal trainers and fitness models.