World Flair is the official supplier of rugby balls and referee kits to Rugby Africa

New Rugby Africa match ball by World Flair; Rugby Africa

Rugby Africa (, and World Flair have signed a five-year partnership agreement to supply match balls, referee kits, and other textiles and sports equipment to the African Rugby Confederation and its member federations.

The Managing Director of World Flair Alain Vichy was happy to have overseen and formalized a relationship that has existed for a long time with African rugby and has already borne fruit.

Speaking after formalizing the agreement, Alain Vichy said the good relationship between the two parties goes a long way in ensuring that there is the strong growth potential of rugby Africa particularly among young people and women and in particular at the level of rugby 7.

He added that as a company they are dedicated to ensuring a rise of Africa rugby.

“We have worked with Rugby Africa and some of its federations for many years as needed and have forged excellent relationships and acquired a solid knowledge of the issues and challenges of playing rugby in Africa. The supply of balls and other equipment at a good quality-price ratio seems to us essential to support the development of African rugby”

Senegal vs Madagascar in the U20 Barthés Trophy 2021 in Nairobi, June; Photo Credit – Arigi Obiero

The colorfully designed match balls have been successfully tested during the 2021 Rugby Africa competitions and have given the teams and their scorers complete satisfaction.

World Flair is already equipping Rugby Africa’s referee panel and will continue this support by developing its range of products. Rugby Africa federations will also have access to special offers from World Flair.

Rugby Africa President Khaled Babbou insists that the supply of balls is a major issue for growing African rugby federations.

“We have studied several quality offers and that of World Flair caught our attention thanks to the quality of the products offered and their accessibility, the supply of balls remains a very important challenge for many African federations.”

Signature of the partnership between Rugby Africa and World Flair. Left to right : Guédel N’Diaye (RA EXCO and President Senegal Rugby Union, Alain Vichy CEO World Flair, Khaled Babbou President Rugby Africa, Andrew Owor Vice President Rugby Africa)

According to him almost every corner in the continent remains impossible to buy rugby balls locally and that purchase price, the cost of transport, the customs clearance fees make the supply of this item after all essential to the practice of the sport, very complex.

“Not to mention that the playing conditions, sometimes on rough terrain and extreme weather conditions, can negatively impact the life of a ball. World Flair is well aware of all these problems and offers a suitable solution with an attractive design. We intend to develop this partnership and make it benefit on a larger scale all of our interested federations. “He said.

It is a win-win partnership between Rugby Africa and World Flair which is part of a long-term commitment to better support the development of African rugby at all levels with solutions adapted to all needs.

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