Fixtures - Top Bar

DHL supports Harlequins in global growth

As Harlequins marked its 150th year with a special anniversary shirt last week, DHL, the Club’s Official Logistics Partner, has supported the Club’s international growth by exporting merchandise to every corner of the globe.

Online orders since Friday’s launch broke the previous opening weekend record by 119%, with over 50% of sales coming from new customers.

  • North America is a big growth market with sales increasing by 208%
  • Harlequins shirts can be seen on display across Europe, from hotbeds such as Ireland and France, to emerging rugby nations such as Spain and the Netherlands
  • The furthest order was placed from 10,092 miles away in Marion, South Australia

Players with international roots such as James Horwill (Australia) and Tim Visser (who represents Scotland, but was born in the Netherlands) are well supported in their respective nations, but the Harlequins shirt can be seen on all five continents.

Thanks to Harlequins’ increasing global profile, DHL has exported merchandise to nations as diverse as Sweden, the UAE and Malaysia.

David Ellis, Harlequins Chief Executive said: "The Harlequins shirt is instantly recognisable across the global rugby community and we are very fortunate to have an ever growing supporter base around the world. As part of our five year plan, we will be expanding our great club to new and exciting global audiences.

"The support that DHL gives Harlequins is vital to making this happen, from the delivery of merchandise to international team logistics, and we are very grateful to have such good Partners. We are at the beginning of a hugely exciting year for the Club and we look forward to enjoying it with our Members, supporters and Partners."

Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express UK & Ireland added: "For British businesses e-commerce is increasingly important, with revenue from overseas online sales set to hit £28bn by 2020. Harlequins are in an especially strong position to sell internationally. Their name is associated throughout the world with international stars, a pleasing playing style and of course that iconic quartered jersey. Tapping into DHL’s unrivalled network ensures the club can reach its fans wherever they may be."
 

Latest News

Warriors sign Ireland scrum-half Stringer

Warriors have signed Ireland international Peter Stringer on a six-month deal ahead of the 2017/18 season. The scrum-half will join…

Peter Stringer

Tim Streather forced to retire from rugby

Former Saracens centre Tim Streather has been forced to retire from the game due to a knee injury. Commenting on…

Tim Streather

Contract and captaincy for Dylan Hartley at Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints has today announced that Dylan Hartley has both signed a new contract and been appointed as the club’s…

Dylan Hartley

Forwards Coach George Skivington says London Irish squad are chomping at the bit

The London Irish squad have returned for pre-season training ‘hungrier’ than ever before according to Forwards Coach George Skivington. Now…

George Skivington

Wasps Academy sign Gabriel Oghre and George Thornton

Wasps announce the signing of hooker Gabriel Oghre and prop George Thornton to the Senior Academy ahead of the new…

Gabriel Oghre and George Thornton

Singha 7s gives next generation the chance to shine

Harlequins academy coach Jim Evans believes that next week’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s will give the league’s stars of the…

Harlequins in action at the Singha 7s

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s draw confirmed

The 2017-18 Premiership Rugby season will kick off – at the end of July - in spectacular style with the Singha…

Win an Executive Box for the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series

Premiership Rugby has teamed up with Northampton Saints to offer supporters the chance to win themselves an Executive Box at…

Singha 7s Ball

Dave Attwood and team-mates happy to lend a hand at Bath Rugby Foundation’s Summer Scrum

Bath Rugby lock Dave Attwood admitted helping teach rugby to children with disabilities was extremely humbling as he and his…

Gordon Reid on his first training day with London Irish

New recruit Gordon Reid is determined to be a permanent fixture in London Irish’s front row having made the switch…

Gordon Reid

Singha 7s is a chance for players to shine, says Stephen Myler

Northampton Saints’ Stephen Myler is anticipating a vibrant atmosphere and high-octane rugby when the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s arrives at…

Stephen Myler

Mark Wilson bringing his England form back to Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons’ latest England international checked back in at his club on Monday, with Mark Wilson enthusiastic about their prospects…

Mark Wilson

Worcester Warrior Chris Pennell pays tribute to community heroes

Chris Pennell paid tribute to Worcester Warriors’ grassroots spirit as he got his hands on his Aviva Community Player of…

Sale Sharks volunteer sees hard work rewarded at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards

Sale Sharks’ Paula Bradbury couldn’t hide her delight as she was crowned Community Volunteer of the Year at the Premiership…

New Premiership Rugby A League launched

Northampton Wanderers will start the defence of their Premiership Rugby A League title with a trip to Sale Jets in…

Northampton Wanderers

Josh Matavesi loving life as a Newcastle Falcon

Josh Matavesi believes he has found the perfect home at Newcastle Falcons, with the former Osprey tailor-made for the ambitious…

Josh Matavesi

Mini and junior rugby players set to share stage with stars at London Double Header

The hallowed Twickenham turf will host the great and the good of Aviva Premiership Rugby during this year’s London Double…

Tag Rugby

Worcester Cavaliers to play ten games in new-look A League

Worcester Cavaliers will play ten matches in a brand-new format for the 2017/18 Premiership Rugby A League campaign. Instead of…

Alex Hearle

Sale Sharks first team stars announced as disability ambassadors

Sale Sharks' first team stars Halani Aulika and George Nott have been confirmed as disability ambassadors for this season for…

Halani Aulika