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Walking is top of the pops, again

Trawl through the pages of Sportslink Slinki over many years, and you will see that walking for exercise is the most popular sport which Australians regularly enjoy.

Footwear sales up, 'gym' shoes lead

Sports footwear sales in the US grew by two percent over the previous year, with 'gym/fashion sneakers' leading the way.

Castle: Union to boost player numbers

Rugby Australia's chief executive Raelene Castle and her team have big plans for the code, including driving participation at community level.

Scody signs to dress Queensland cyclists

Brisbane performance apparel specialist Scody has signed up as official supplier for Cycling Queensland.

How to sell to Generation Zers

Generation Zers "consider themselves to be socially conscious and more than half report that knowing a brand is socially conscious influences their purchasing decisions".

AIS Summit to launch athlete care plan

A new AIS Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement division will bring together practitioners and athletes to develop a national plan.

Seeing red, ultraviolet and protest pink

Colour is the most important design element to attracting consumer attention and to building a strong brand identity.

New owners for Bottles of Australia

Adem de Manincor and Mark Horsfall of Plaspro Enterprises have acquired Bottles of Australia and say it is "simply business as usual."

ASC: 'Sport essential to holistic education'

All Australian children must be provided with access to high quality sport and physical activity, says Australian Sports Commission Chief Executive Kate Palmer.

SRG reports growth for Rebel, not BCF

Super Retail Group gave the markets a largely positive update this week, with like for like sales in Rebel increasing 2.2 percent in the 17 weeks to end April.

ASICS to dress Aussies at Tokyo Games

ASICS will be the official team competition and sportswear apparel partner for Australian Olympic teams including the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.

Adidas and Atomic Group sign to grow retail

Going against adidas' international trend, to cut own-brand stores, the brand is looking to expand its retail footprint in Australia with a new deal.

If Dad does it, so will little Johnnie

More Australian children have participated in sport over the past 12 months, but most are still not meeting recommended activity levels, and as always it is down to parents.

Preventing injuries vital for amateur sport

Preventing injuries in amateur sport should become a priority for grassroots clubs - and prevention is better than cure.

Sports data training camp with ASTN

If you want to participate in a sports data training camp and showcase your products, urgent action is needed.

JD Sports to get ready for future growth

As JD Sports builds its Aussie footprint to nine stores, the British company reports encouraging international results.

Sporting inspiration? Try an exercise buddy

Everyone exercises better with a buddy, says a World Federation of Sporting Goods Industries position paper, as part of a campaign to get children off the couch and away from screens.

RFID Coalition: technology to support retail

A group of like-minded retailers, brands, solution providers and trade associations joined forces to bring the benefits of RFID technology to retail.

Designworks adds Russell to licence list

Designworks, a division of The PAS Group, have added Russell Athletic to their ever-growing licence portfolio.

JD Sports adds more stores to rollcall

With three more stores opening in the greater Sydney area in the next few weeks, JD Sports is growing its east coast footprint.

ASICS cuts Warner, Bancroft sponsorships

ASICS Oceania has announced today that individual sponsorships with Aussie cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been terminated.

Football: women kick participation up

One of the four leading codes of football is played by almost two million Aussies - however, the number has dropped over the past four years, in spite of more females taking to the park.

Sharing knowledge: theme of convention

The National Sports Convention is setting up an exciting conference programme across a range of sport categories for July's event.

ASGA's Shannon Walker moves on

After almost six years as Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker is moving on.

Hart sponsors women on footy field

Football Brisbane has inked a new partnership with locally based national sports equipment supplier Hart Sport.

TaiSPO: smart fitness and many clever ideas

There was plenty of new product on display at the TaiSPO international sporting goods show in Taiwan, from fitness to aquatic sports, accessories and wearable technologies,

PTP signs football star Sam Kerr

Fitness accessories and rehab brand PTP has signed a partnership with Matilda star Sam Kerr.

Aussie brand pulls punches in Taiwan show

The boxing fitness brand VIP Sports put up a great show on the floor of hall one at the TaiSPO exhibition to demonstrate the quality of Australian manufacturing and design.

Learn more about RFID at launch

Interested in learning more about RFID and its potential to solve logistics and retail problems?

Taispo: sights and sounds of business!

Taiwan's annual international sports trade fair, Taispo opened today in a subdued manner, with little razzmatazz and a firm focus on business, reports Editor Maggie Coleman from Taipei.

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