Industry News & Latest Postings
|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|
risbane 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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