BLK International has announced that it will resume control of its licence operations in New Zealand following the termination of its agreement with Direct Sport. Any arrangements previously managed by Direct Sport on behalf of BLK will now fall under management directly by BLK.

“This is an exciting time for BLK; we are continuing our expansion into overseas markets and broadening our team base,” said BLK Chief Operating Officer, Shannon Moore. “New Zealand has always been a core market and we look forward to continuing to support teams from the grassroots to elite level.”

Dwaynne Barrie has been appointed BLK International’s new Managing Director to lead the New Zealand operation. “This is a great opportunity for BLK to continue growth of the brand in New Zealand on back of the good work that has already been done here,” added Barrie. “We are now very excited and motivated to be taking the brand to the next level in New Zealand and we are very confident that a regional structure will provide added value to both the brand and our customers.”

BLK International added that they have enjoyed their relationship with Direct Sport over the years and wishes them well.