AN Italian sportswear manufacturer which provides the kit for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats has set up business in Normanton.
Macronstore Wakefield opened last week at Eurolink 31 on Mildred Sylvester Way.
The manufacturer of technical sportswear was formed in Bologna, Italy, in 1971 and supplies kits for the Wildcats as well as Leeds United and Featherstone Rovers.
Although best known for its supply to football and rugby league clubs, the business is growing in other fields including basketball, volleyball, handball and baseball.
Howard Lawton of Macronstore Wakefield said: “We chose Normanton due to its central location and great links with the motorway. Wakefield is a vibrant city and we felt it needed some Italian zest adding to it.”
As well as providing kits for top teams, the manufacturer also supports local amateur teams and is open by appointment only.
The business officially opened last Thursday and was attended by players and officials from Leeds United, directors and senior management from the Wildcats and a number of coaches and playing staff from amateur teams.
Actor Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Livesy in Emmerdale, also attended to collect a celebrity football team strip ahead of their match to raise money for Once Upon A Smile.
The charity supports families of critically ill children and provides respite services.
For more about the business visit www.macron storewakefield.co.uk.