Teaming up for Games success

Lancashire-based Kukri and Commonwealth Games England have renewed their official partnership to supply all athletes with sportswear at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 4:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 6:01 pm
Kukri and Team England renew partnership (l-r: Don Parker, Andy Ronnie)
Kukri and Team England renew partnership (l-r: Don Parker, Andy Ronnie)

This follows on from the successful partnership at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.

Today Kukri, based at Walton Summit, near Preston said it was delighted at the move.

Andrew Ronnie, Group executive chairman of Kukri Sports, said: “It is an honour to be working again with a team as prestigious as Commonwealth Games England.

“Athletes take great pride in representing their country, and we are delighted to be making a range of sportswear which allows them to perform to their ultimate best. Our continued partnership with Team England clearly demonstrates our position as the market leader in bespoke sportswear.”

Commonwealth Games England will have over 600 athletes and coaches competing across 18 different sports at Gold Coast 2018. Kukri will provide quality bespoke sportswear, including competition and delegation wear, to the entire team.

The agreement also sees Kukri kit out the next generation of English athletes who will be competing at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

Paul Blanchard, CEO of Commonwealth Games England, said: “Topping the kind of performance that Team England delivered in Glasgow is a tough challenge and CGE is determined to try and build on this success and continue to grow as a leading English sporting organisation.

“We are confident that having the support of Kukri, and their fantastic kit, will enable us to achieve great success in 2018.

“We are fully focused on sending the best prepared – and best kitted out – team to the Gold Coast and the Bahamas. Gold Coast 2018 will also see the England vs Australia rivalry renewed as we prepare to take on the Aussies in their own back-yard. We want to look our best.”

Commonwealth Games England and Kukri first worked together at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, where CGE topped the table with a record number of medals.