Sports fans have the chance to support Team Scotland in style with the launch of a new leisurewear collection launched by Glasgow 2014 today (Thursday 28 November).
Athletes Charline Joiner, Samantha Kinghorn and Guy Learmonth were all given a sneak preview of the stylish merchandise which includes tee-shirts, hoodies and polo-shirts and gave it the collective thumbs up.
Cyclist Charline, a team sprint Silver medallist from Delhi 2010, and aiming to represent Team Scotland in Glasgow in endurance track events said:
“It was great to have a preview of the range and it will be fantastic to see members of the public wearing the Team Scotland clothing. There is something for everyone in the collection and as athletes it will be great for us to see people showing their support by wearing the tee-shirts, polo shirts and hoodies.”
Wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn, who has already had her selection confirmed and will make her Games debut in 2014, said:
“For my first Games to be a home Games will be a really special experience for me. I am currently training six days a week and with less than a year to go it is really now becoming a reality. Seeing people wearing the Team Scotland range will be a real boost for the host nation athletes and is a great way of showing support.”
Scottish 800m champion, Guy Learmonth, who is also selected and looking forward to his first Games, said:
“To be involved in a home Games, as my first major competition, is a dream. Seeing the recent interest in tickets for Glasgow 2014 just shows how excited people are about the Games. This new range of Team Scotland merchandise is brilliant. It would be incredible to see people lending their support by wearing it.”
Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said:
“We are delighted with the exciting new range of Team Scotland merchandise that has been produced by Glasgow 2014 in our traditional team colours and bearing our distinctive logo. It is the perfect opportunity for the whole of Scotland to get behind the team, show their support and play their part in the Team’s success.
“Without exception our athletes are all talking about the importance of home support and I know that Scotland has the best supporters in the world and will do us proud next year!”
Ty Speer, Deputy Chief Executive, Glasgow 2014 said:
“This new collection is the latest addition to our branded merchandise and allows people to get behind the athletes and show their support for the Games and Team Scotland. The range has been created so spectators and fans can really feel part of the team and part of the action.”
The full range is available online from the official Glasgow 2014 shop at www.shop.glasgow2014.com.
Orders will be processed from the end of November and with customers in time for Christmas. The range will also be rolled out to high street retailers including Glasgow Life museums and Visit Scotland outlets, including the new flagship Glasgow store on Buchanan Street, and in World Duty Free shops at both Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports.