Commonwealth Games Scotland is pleased to announce the appointment of ASICS, the performance sportswear brand, as its official kit supplier.
The internationally renowned sportswear company will supply Team Scotland’s kit at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as they look to standout at their home Games.
ASICS have been commissioned to produce a range of high quality performance kit and sports team wear, which will be worn by athletes, coaches and support staff. The technical apparel range has a strong appearance with distinctive ‘Saltire’ blue and white lead colours, in-keeping with Team Scotland’s heritage.
The range supplied to the team will include jackets, t-shirts and polo shirts, track pants, shorts, caps, and luggage and a key item is the team tracksuit jacket which will be proudly worn during medal ceremonies.
The agreement follows extensive consultation with athlete representatives in line with Team Scotland’s athlete centred approach. ASICS were selected for its reputation for delivering top of the range performance products and its experience of supplying other national teams including the Irish Olympic team at London 2012.
Announcing the agreement, Jon Doig CGS Chief Executive and Team Scotland Chef de Mission said: “Team kit is such an important aspect for the athletes and staff particularly at a home Games, when Team Scotland will be very much in the spotlight. The look and feel of the kit helps to unite the team together and makes them proud to be representing their country at one of the biggest competitions of their lives.
“We are delighted to be working with ASICS, such a strong international sportswear brand. They have been enthusiastic about the project from the start and we are confident that they can meet all our technical and operational requirements, as well as designing a distinctive look for the team.”
Proud to be announced as the official kit supplier, Barry Mellis, Managing Director of ASICS UK and Ireland said: “We are very proud to work together with Commonwealth Games Scotland to develop this key range of apparel which will support the performance of Team Scotland at their home Games. We look forward to creating a range of apparel which will help the team to perform at their best.”