3 June 2021
Cazoo becomes headline sponsor of Welsh Rugby Union
Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying your next car as simple and seamless as purchasing any other product online today, has announced a multi-year partnership to become the main shirt sponsor of Welsh Rugby Union beginning in July 2021.
The Cazoo brand will feature on the men’s and women’s pathway and senior jerseys, shorts and training gear with extensive branding at Principality Stadium, as the men’s team defend their 28th Six Nations title and seek to win back-to-back titles for only the second time since the 1970s.
A new kit featuring the Cazoo logo will be launched this autumn but the existing men’s kit will feature Cazoo branding during the games this summer against Canada and Argentina. The Wales women’s team will wear the new Cazoo branded kit starting from the 2022 Six Nations tournament.
This latest deal cements Cazoo’s position as one of the UK’s most active sports sponsors across football (Everton, Aston Villa & the EFL), cricket (The Hundred), rugby (2021 Rugby League World Cup & Welsh Rugby Union), horseracing (Epsom Derby & St Leger) and snooker (World Snooker Tour).
Cazoo is pioneering the shift to online car buying and since being founded in 2018, has sold over 25,000 cars to consumers across the UK who have embraced the selection, transparency and convenience of buying quality used cars entirely online.
Alex Chesterman OBE, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Welsh rugby and know that the fans are some of the most passionate in the world. With the recent success in the Six Nations tournament, we’re excited for the year ahead and are looking forward to engaging with the fans as we deliver the best online car buying experience across Wales.
Steve Philips, WRU CEO said, “Cazoo have been very active in the sports sponsorship market since they launched in 2019 and we are delighted to be joining a stable of sporting leviathans which includes Everton and Aston Villa football clubs, the English Football League, the Rugby League World cup, The Hundred cricket, The Cazoo Derby Festival, the Cazoo St Leger Festival and the Cazoo Snooker World Tour.
“We are grateful to Cazoo for the huge value they have placed on Welsh rugby and see the size and stature of this new partnership as a testament to our ability to attract sponsorship interest of the very highest quality. Cazoo are interested in sharing their vision for the future of car purchases as widely as possible throughout Wales and beyond. And, as the home of the reigning Six Nations Champions, where rugby holds a special place in the hearts of the nation, we know we are going to be able to offer significant help on both counts.”
For more information, contact:
Lawrence Hall (Communications Director) [email protected]
Amy Lay (PR Manager) [email protected]
About Cazoo - www.cazoo.co.uk
Cazoo’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers across the UK and Europe by providing better selection, quality, transparency, convenience, flexibility and peace of mind. Cazoo aims to make buying a car no different to any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase, finance or subscribe to a car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE, has a highly experienced management team and is backed by some of the leading global technology investors.
The Welsh Rugby Union has been the governing body for rugby union in Wales since 1881 and consists of approximately 320 member clubs and districts across the country. The WRU owns and operates the iconic multi-event venue, Principality Stadium in Cardiff, which also serves as Wales’ national stadium and runs the Wales international rugby side.
For further info about WRU: https://community.wru.wales/the-wru/about-the-wru/