Paul Darbyshire, Munster's Head of Strength and Conditioning Coach on the new sponsorship: "We have selected Wild Orchard smoothies because they are a highly enjoyable means of providing the Munster squad with their fruit requirement. They are fresh, natural, and completely free from additives and come from a local Munster company".
From their little juice factory at the foot of the Galtee Mountains, Wild Orchard produce a range of pure, fresh smoothies and juices for distribution across Ireland. This range includes strawberry smoothies, blackberry & blueberry smoothies, yoghurt smoothies, fresh orange juice and many other tasty and healthy products.
These products have won many awards including Great Taste, Blas na hEireann and Best Dairy Product at SHOP 2006. Wild Orchard was founded nine years ago by Diarmuid Crowley and employs eight people mainly in manufacturing and distribution.
Diarmuid Crowley said: "We are delighted with this agreement. It recognizes the craft and dedication that goes into making superb smoothies. Our smoothies are made from the finest fruits we can find and are gently and carefully produced by our highly skilled production team".
A Wild Orchard 330ml blackberry & blueberry smoothie contains 26 blueberries, 17 blackberries and provides the full daily requirement of Vitamin C which is essential for absorption of iron and skin healing. Smoothies are also high in antioxidants and provide a natural source of energy.
The Munster squad will consume up to 300 smoothies every week.