Team England Kitting Out experience at Kukri Sports

January 18, 2018 I , , I

Thursday 18th January sees the launch of the 2018 Kitting Out experience for Team England athletes ahead of the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Across 23 days, the experience will see over 700 elite athletes such as David Luckman a four-time British Open winner and claimed gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships; Zoe Smith the four-time British Weightlifting record holder and Dina Asher-Smith a sprinter who holds the British records for both the 100 metres and 200 metres making their own unique journey through Kukri Sports Head Office in Lancashire to collect their bespoke sportswear before heading to Australia to compete at the 2018 Gold Coast Games.

After working with Team England on a hugely successful Kitting Out for the Bahamas 2017, they requested the same level of service for Kitting Out 2018 Gold Coast. With our unrivalled service and Team England’s expertise we have created an unmissable journey, which begins as soon as the athletes enter Kukri. The experience starts with an introduction to their own personal host who will guide them through to the sizing area to experience the fitting of their bespoke team wear. The athletes then travel through to their various activation areas for chilling, games, familiarisation and media rooms to final check out.

Team England Chef de Mission Sarah Winckless said: “Collecting your team kit is a special moment for any athlete, it also marks a significant milestone for us at Team England. It has been fantastic to work with Kukri to design, manufacture and now kit out our team ready for the Gold Coast. The kit looks spectacular, I know everyone will be wearing it with a huge amount of pride competing for team and country in April.”

Andy Ronnie CEO of Kukri Sports said: “This is our second journey towards a Commonwealth Games with the Team England athletes and we are looking forward to welcoming them to Kukri over the next few weeks to receive their bespoke kit. Since 2012, our partnership has been driven by the same goals: performance, diversity, respect and passion for sport and this partnership with Team England continues to reinforce our position as a market leader in multi-sport bespoke teamwear. We are excited and honoured to be welcoming XXI Commonwealth Games athletes to Kukri tomorrow and we are looking forward to following their successes during the Games.”

To celebrate the Games both partners have launched a new range of merchandise for you. To purchase your Team England merchandise, click here. This exclusive range is only available while stocks last.

About Commonwealth Games England
Commonwealth Games England leads and manages the participation of the English team, Team England, at the Commonwealth Games working closely with each sport’s National Governing Body, our funding partner Sport England, and the Games’ Organising Committee.

Our core purposes are to lead and manage the participation of the England Team at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games; to help in delivering excellent performance environments; to represent England effectively within the Commonwealth Games Federation, and to raise the profile and reinforce the value, reputation and future of what we believe is a great sporting event.

About Kukri Sports
Based in Lancashire, Kukri Sports prides itself on being an industry leading bespoke sportswear brand, providing team wear across a wide range of sports. Working with national teams, schools, colleges, and universities worldwide they supply high-quality bespoke team wear and leisure wear.

Kukri Sports take great pride in delivering an unrivalled service to customers and the main focus is on the needs, individuality, and style of its customers and partners. Kukri empowers peak performance through industry-leading sportswear reflecting the passion of sport in everything they do.

For further details please contact
Commonwealth Games England
Nick Rewcastle
nick.rewcastle@runcommunications.co.uk
07872 058 221

Carys Edwards
c.edwards@weareengland.org
07498 297 254

Kukri Sports
James Oakes
National Sales Manager – GB & Europe
james.oakes@kukrisports.com

Viv Ettenfield
Brand Manager
viv.ettenfield@kukrisports.com