Ulster Rugby has teamed up with two award-winning local agri-food companies for the 2014/15 season. Linden Foods, the primal meat and retail manufacturer from Dungannon, and White’s, the traditional oat milling and breakfast producer from Tandragee, will both be Official Suppliers to the Ulster Rugby squad.

Linden Foods and White’s are market leaders in their respective industries. Both are UK award winning companies who have forged strong relationships with their local farmers over the years through direct supply chains. These two companies are very much invested in the community and Ulster Rugby is proud to be able to announce Linden Foods and Whites as our Official Suppliers for the new season.

Speaking at the launch Ulster Rugby Head of Strength and Conditioning Jonathan Davis, said:

“As we look to explore new initiatives it is important we do so with the best partners. Linden Foods and Whites are valued suppliers to the team and add to the already successful supplier companies working with the professional team to achieve the highest levels of performance.  We are excited and reassured to know our players will be fuelled by the finest quality, local beef & poultry, porridge oats and breakfast cereals, supplied by our supporters.”

William Waugh Procurement Director at Linden Foods was proud to be at the launch and commented:

On a professional level it is great for Linden Foods to be associated in a supplier capacity with Ulster Rugby. We are delighted our products have been chosen to power the performance of the team. On a personal level its brilliant, I am a huge Ulster supporter and feel very proud and privileged to be here on the pitch to launch our new supplier deal. Coming here every Friday night will feel that little bit more satisfying.”

James Mathers, General Manager – Whites, spoke of his delight to be up at Ulster Rugby Headquarters:

At Whites Oats we have been at the heart of Ulster homes for many generations.  We are delighted to be able to show our support for a team that has made the same commitment – to be the best in its particular field.  It is a great honour for us to share our award winning range of breakfast cereals to the team and we wish them every success for the rest of the season”