From 1904, when we were founded by three friends in New Zealand, to producing uniforms for the ANZAC forces through World War 1, to outfitting the New Zealand All Blacks for 80 years, working alongside both Queensland and New South Wales State of Origin teams, being the inaugural kit supplier to the New Zealand Warriors, and kit partner to the current powerhouse the British and Irish Lions we’ve always believed in the power of the team – that when we work together we can achieve more than we can as individuals.


With a tough and uncompromising approach to our production process, a creative approach to design and technology, and over a century of on-field testing means Canterbury is perfectly placed to become an essential part of your team. We know that every moment you wear your kit you embody it – it reflects who you are, who you aspire to be, and those who went before.


Canterbury Teamwear. 120 years of innovative kit design and production, that will keep you one step ahead of the competition.

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Canterbury has long understood the need to develop the toughest uniforms and kit imaginable. Strength, passion, trust and resilience are at the heart of our Canterbury philosophy.


Attention to detail paired with rigorous on-field testing, customer and player understanding and the highest level of durable design technologies has made Canterbury synonymous with team sport in communities in which we proudly play, from grassroots to the world stage.


Everyone should be able to find a home in sport. So whether you're a total beginner or a regular on the international stage: Canterbury is kit you can count on. We pride ourselves on supporting teams of all levels of the game. 


Whether you're on the field, on the track, on the court or in the gym, Canterbury can help you go further, faster.


Canterbury - where tradition meets innovative design.

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At its very best, sport can save lives. It's proven that exercise promotes mental as well as physical health. The fields, tracks, courts and gyms teach us tough lessons in how to win and inevitably, how to lose with humility.


Sport can bring us together. Finding common ground and community where there may have been division and rivalry. It allows us to see a world where differences are encouraged and promoted, not excluded and prejudiced.


What's more, the impact of sport on the planet's health is profound. Travel, merchandise, consumption as a result of sporting events. As we work to grow participation, it's our duty as a business to ensure that green spaces and sporting habitats are here for future generations to enjoy safely.


For this to happen, change is needed. Sport has the power to lead the way. As individuals, as teams, as communities and nations, we all want to see a world made stronger by sport.

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7 MARCH 1983

Boxed jerseys and leisure wear produced at Lane Walker Rudkin being loaded into an Air New Zealand freighter for export to San Francisco. Pictured from left, Graeme Mollison (Meadows Airfreight), Paul Gillespie and Arthur Pearce (Air NZ loaders).


27JULY 1977

Employee at clothing manufacturers Lane Walker Rudkin Industries, Gladys Foot, on the factory floor holding up football jerseys produced by the company. Gladys is celebrating 50 years working for Lane Walker Rudkin.


12 APRIL 1980

Knitting machine being operated at the Lane Walker Rudkin Industries Ltd factory. The knitting machine can do approx. 1600 rows per minute.


13 MAY 1972

Close-up of a sewing machinist at work at Lane Walker Rudkin Industries sewing a number onto a football jersey.