Gilbert Sports was established in 1823 by William Gilbert, a cobbler, making leather balls for Rugby School.
When William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it in 1823, it was a Gilbert ball.
Gilbert specialise in balls, clothing and equipment for rugby and now netball.
Gilbert was the official ball supplier of the Rugby World Cup 2023 and Netball World Cup in same year, both held in South Africa.
Newitts.com stock a massive range of Gilbert Rugby and Netball clothing and equipment for all abilities and all age groups.