Kukri and Team England Triumph on Gold Coast

May 16, 2018 | |

The sun has set on a closing ceremony that celebrated Australia’s rich and diverse culture and we have seen homecoming celebrations take place across the nation meaning the 2018 Commonwealth Games has drawn to a close.

All in all, the Games at the Gold Coast was certainly one to remember for Team England and sports enthusiasts in general for a multitude of reasons, spanning from mouth-watering solo performances, to smashing decade-old records.

A whopping medal haul of 136 saw the nation enjoy its second-best gold medal tally at an overseas Games in Commonwealth history and with a home games to look forward to in four years’ time, a new generation of Team England athletes came to the fore on the Gold Coast, their performances leaving us a lot to look forward to in 2022.

For Kukri, it brings to a conclusion our biggest challenge to date, the supply and kitting out of ceremony wear, training wear and competition wear to over 600 athletes and officials who travelled to the Gold Coast. This was our second cycle with Commonwealth Games England – a journey which began in 2014 and it was a challenge that we embraced and completed with huge success.

After working with Team England on a successful Kitting Out for the Bahamas 2017, we combined Kukri’s unrivalled service with Team England’s expertise and created an unmissable Kitting Out journey for the athletes and officials for the Gold Coast which began as soon as the athletes entered Kukri HQ. From personal hosts to activation and chill out zones it was an athlete experience befitting of those selected to represent their country and one that set the tone for the next exciting leg of their incredible journey.

To see the athletes on the medal-winning podium time after time from the start of the Games to the nail-biting finish has filled us with pride and admiration and we are proud of the part we have played in helping the athletes reach their full potential and play their part for Team and Country.

And so, as the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ends, the light on the horizon for English sport is burning brighter than ever, with the Commonwealth keys being handed to Birmingham for the 2022 Games. A home Games brings with it the promise of a lot of medals, a lot of support and an incredible amount of English sporting pride.