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2020 Naidoc Week Shirts

Travelodge Aussie Spirit celebrate 2020 NAIDOC week with inaugural Indigenous supporter top

This is an extract from Softball Australia’s press release here.

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Travelodge Aussie Spirit celebrate NAIDOC week with inaugural Indigenous supporter top

Softball Australia and the Travelodge Aussie Spirit are pleased to unveil the team’s first ever Indigenous supporter top celebrating individual athlete’s journeys from all parts of Australia, to the pinnacle of women’s softball in the country.

The supporter tops are an idea brought to life by Travelodge Aussie Spirit captain and proud Kamilaroi woman, Stacey Porter who is the current record holder for most games played for Australia with over 430 and counting, along with her West Australian teammate Leah Parry.

“Leah actually suggested it to me, we had a chat just after the Super Netball Indigenous Round, and she suggested we do something like that,” said Porter. “It was good timing because we had just signed on to the new apparel company GAME Clothing so it was great to kickstart it and get the ball rolling.”

Based in Queensland when she’s not competing internationally, Porter reached out to Ipswich Indigenous artist Kylie Hill – after previously connecting through softball – to create a unique design.

Not only a talented artist who runs her own business, KJH Artworks, Kylie and her family are fixtures of the softball scene in Queensland.

Kylie’s journey with softball began in Mt Isa for the Wanderers Softball Association; she has since played, umpired and scored in the Redlands Softball Association for Sharks, Logan Softball Association for Chiefs, South Brisbane Softball Association for Southside Stingers and now her home Association in Ipswich where she has played with Raiders, Tigers, Stingers and the Murri Taipans Softball Club.

She has also been part of the annual Murri Women’s Softball Tournament for the past seven years as both a player with the Sista Girlz United team and playing a role in delivering the event.

Her son Jak also contributed to the design of the supporter tops. A talented softballer himself, Jak has represented Queensland at the schoolboys level, and played with the Metropolitan West Schoolboys team, Redlands – Sharks Softball Club, Logan – Chiefs Softball Club, South Brisbane – Southside Stingers and Ipswich, his home association. He has also played for Raiders, Outlaws and is currently playing for the Murri Taipans. Jak is also an Australian accredited umpire and has coached.

Kylie and Jak have titled their design “Our Aussie Spirt Journey”, the story behind the artwork being:
“We came from all over this beautiful country we call home, Australia. We have shared our journeys with families and friends and now we want to share it with you. All the hard work, dedication, sweat and tears have made us what we are today. We will be playing hard for our country and won’t let anything bring us down. We are the Travelodge Aussie Spirit Softball Team.”

“That’s what the Aussie Spirit is, it’s all about bringing people together and Kylie did a fantastic job coming up with the design, she was super involved and really excited to be asked,” Porter said of the design and story.

“The way she and Jak pulled the drawing together is really special and I’m really proud they’ve done such a good job.”

Kylie and Jak have created two designs: a supporter top available for purchase through Softball Australia’s Apparel Partner GAME Clothing, and a training singlet to be provided exclusively to the Travelodge Aussie Spirit squad members.

Porter says having Kylie’s design on their training apparel while they’re competing for Australia at home or overseas fills her with immense pride for her culture not only herself but for Indigenous Aussie Spirit representatives before her and of course her current teammates Janice Blackman and Tarni Stepto.

“It’s such a special design, the Indigenous culture is something that myself, those before me and Janice and Tarni who are there now are really proud of,” added Porter.

“And when we’re travelling around the world and we’ve got that design on our singlet, we can connect to that spiritually really quickly. It’s a really special thing to be anywhere in the world and know that you’re connected to somewhere, that’s something you can’t make up.

“I think it’s something that can bring us together, the girls in the squad who aren’t Indigenous are all on board with it which is really cool, and it’s something for the other countries we compete against to understand a little more about the Indigenous culture and the Australian culture too.

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The Travelodge Aussie Spirit Indigenous supporter top is now available to order from Softball Australia merch portal.

GAME will take pre-orders for the next two weeks to ensure delivery Australia wide by Christmas.

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Game Clothing sponsors the Queensland Pirates Volleyball Team

Game Clothing is proud to be the uniform sponsor for the Queensland Pirates Volleyball team in the 2014/15 Australian Volleyball League. We recently handed over their new volleyball uniforms ready for the start of the season.

Queensland Pirates aim to go back to back

The Queensland Pirates are the current defending champions of the Australian League and determined to go back to back this season.

Check out the great video they put together to launch their season and see the great looking volleyball uniforms (if we say so ourselves!!).

Sports Clothing Sublimation

We have put together a video on the sublimation process to give you an idea of how it all works. We love the bright, clear results we get from sublimation and the designs are almost limitless.

This video also gives you a look inside our Brisbane factory where our team works really hard to deliver high quality sportswear to our customers.

We have more video’s on our YouTube page if you would like to take a look go to GameClothing.

Sublimation – How it works

Direct inkjet printing and digital sublimation printing are the two main types of printing used on textiles. Digital sublimation does not require a processing program. It takes images from a digital camera or scanner and allows the user to create colourful, vivid images directly on a computer. Then, based on the designed image, it prints dispersed dyes to a special transfer paper. The transfer paper with the image is then placed facing the fabric, and with the right temperature, pressure and time, the dye is transferred onto the fabric. This technology has been around since the 1950’s and has developed into one of the leading ways to print onto fabrics, particularly polyester.

The process

A dye-sublimation printer is a computer printer that uses a printing process that utilises heat to transfer dye onto materials, such as fabrics, paper or plastic card. The name; sublimation, is used because the dye is activated using heat and transitions from a solid state to gas, without going through a liquid state.

This process is used to print on polyester and other synthetic fabrics. It’s commonly used for applications such as:

  • sports clothing,
  • sports apparel,
  • custom clothing,
  • banners,
  • table covers,
  • ID cards and
  • flags.

The advantages

The dye sublimation process holds a few advantages over inkjet printing. The process works fantastically with photographic printing because it creates natural looking images, which inkjet is unable to produce, and is a much cleaner process because the dye does not enter a liquid state, therefore, there’s less likelihood of the printer head getting clogged with dried ink.

The advantages of dye-sublimation for printing sports clothing, sports apparel and custom clothing, includes:

  • The technical process is shortened and provides a fast turnaround time for the customer.
  • Images can be easily customised to meet individual requests.
  • Images are permanent and do not fade.
  • Dye does not build up on the fabric.
  • Colours are extremely vivid, due to the bonding of the dye to the transparent fibres of the fabric.
  • Continuous tones can be achieved that are equivalent to that of a photograph.
  • Images can be printed over the entire item.

We can use these sublimation techniques to design sports clothing for your team. Contact us today to find out how you can stand out from the competition.

Australian fabric for Australian made clothing

Australian fabric for Australian made clothing

Game Clothing are an Australian company, proud to be using Australian made products for our clothing. We have access to many suppliers for our Australian made clothing but primarily obtain fabric from the following three manufacturers.

Australian made

Standardknit Fabrics, located in Sydney, began manufacturing Australian made clothing in 1954, and since then, has been an integral part of Australia’s textile industry. They supply 100%, Australian made and owned fabrics to local and overseas customers. Standardknit Fabrics produce a wide range of weft knitted fabric, Australia, suitable for a diverse range of applications. They combine the latest and best technology and apply ongoing research and development to produce an innovative range of Australian made clothing, that is superior in its quality.

Their ‘made to order’ range includes:

  • interlocks,
  • single jersey,
  • double jersey,
  • course gauge knits,
  • including rugby’s,
  • sports mesh,
  • Marathon-tracksuit fabric and
  • Wilcox-tracksuit fabric.

Fabric Australia

Charles Parsons Group is part of the largest fabric wholesale group in Australia and New Zealand. A privately owned company, established in 1915, they have diversified across almost every category where fabrics and textiles are used. They produce an extensive range of knitted and woven Australian fabric, suitable for all sports’ requirements.

Their comprehensive range includes:

  • specialised performance sublimation fabrics, suitable for sponsorship branding and team uniforms,
  • a lighter weight sports mesh, lighter than the standard mesh, Xtra dry motion has a slight line pattern to the fabric,
  • a performance based, winter sport range, featuring breathable and water proofing qualities and
  • an extensive leisurewear range, including polar fleece and sweat shirt fabrics.

Australian made clothing

Broadway Textiles began in the Sydney CBD in the early 1950’s. They were a small, family business originally known as London Textiles until they relocated to Ultimo, just off Broadway, and changed their name to Broadway Textiles. They began producing fabrics that were popular in the day for men’s and ladies’ wear, such as crimplene and terylene, now they primarily specialise in fabric Australia, for sportswear, corporate wear and protective clothing.

Their range includes a broad variety of microfibre, suitable for:

  • skirts,
  • running shorts and
  • tracksuits.

Australian fabric

We believe that Australian made clothing and Australian made fabric is best suited to our climate, to ensure optimal comfort and support. Whether you’re training, competing or simply leading an active lifestyle, our Australian products will go anywhere you go.

Does uniform colour effect sports results?

Is your team uniform effecting the outcome of your game? According to a new study, when two opposing teams are otherwise equally matched, the side with the red team uniform is more likely to win!

Scientific study on team clothing

Anthropologists at the British University of Durham reached this conclusion by studying the outcome of one on one boxing, tae kwon do, Greco-Roman wrestling and freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Staff attending each event randomly passed out red or blue clothing or body protection to each competitor. When they were otherwise equally matched, in skill and fitness, the athletes who wore red won 60% of the time. The researchers suggest, that for athletes, red subconsciously symbolises dominance, such as it is found in nature studies.

Does your team wear dark or light colours?

Another study recently published showed that teams who wear darker colours, particularly black, are viewed as being more aggressive. This doesn’t necessarily give them an advantage over their opposition; consequently, the black team uniform ended up being penalized at a higher rate. It’s also stated that there is a strong cultural association that takes effect in that we view white with good and black with bad. A previous study found that when a team uniform was changed from white to a dark colour, there was an immediate increase in penalties. Researchers suggest the change to be due not only to the attitudes of the referees but also the players’ self-perception, they further went on to theorized that players actually acted more aggressively when wearing darker team clothing.

Time to change the colours your team wear

Maybe the reason your team’s not winning is the green spots and yellow stripes! National Geographic reports that if you’re looking to revamp your team clothing, forget the bright clothes, spots, stripes and trying to stand out on the field – wear RED! In nature, red signifies dominance and male testosterone, perhaps this is true on our playing fields, too.

For more information on Game Clothing Team Wear.

View our Custom Team Clothing

University of Queensland Athletics Club – UQAC

Game Clothing recently designed and manufactured athletics uniforms for the University of Queensland Athletics Club. The club had custom sports uniforms made with the uni colours and their own design.

Athletics Team Uniform

Running clothes such as running shorts and running singlets allow the athletes to perform at their best during competition. Great running clothes also ensures the team looks fantastic too.

Game Clothing can also custom manufacture running tights to suit your team colours and designs.

UQAC member Bethany Holt, an 800 m and 1500 m athlete, is shown below wearing the new team athletics uniform, the athletics crop top and running shorts.

Custom Athletics Uniform

Contact us today to design and create your custom sportswear for your athletics team

2012 State Age Championships Queenland

2012 State Age Championships Queenland

What a fantastic turn out for this years State Age Netball Championships on the Sunshine Coast. Over 1500 competitors dodged the raindrops to play some really exceptional netball. Standards were high and everyone gave it their best.

Players were cheered on by Mission Queensland Firebird Kierra Trompf (revisiting the area she began netball, Noosa District Netball Association was her first association).

Officials and sponsors, Queensland Government, were very pleased with the outcome and performance by all who attended.

We were very impressed to see the Game Clothing netball uniforms stand up to rigorous testing by the players. Here are some action and team shots.

Biloela Netball Team Uniform

Biloela Team Netball Uniform

Gladstone Netball Team Uniform

Gladstone Team Netball Uniform

Ipswitch Netball Team Uniform

Ipswich Team Netball Uniform

Logan Netball Team Uniform

Logan Team Netball Uniform

Maranoa Netball Team Uniform

Maranoa Team Netball Uniform

Redcliffe – Warwick Netball Team Uniform

Redcliffe-Warwick Team Netball Uniform

Rockhampton Netball Team Uniform

Rockhampton Team Netball Uniform

If your team is due for a new look view the many netball dress designs on our online shop or contact us for a design of your own.

Uniform Manufacturer of the PNG Pepes Netball Team

Game Clothing is extremely proud to have designed and manufactured the Papua New Guinea National Netball Team (Pepes) uniforms. This is the national netball team for PNG. This included both the playing strip, training uniforms and official netball uniforms.

Don’t they look great!

Netball Dresses – A-Line Dress

Pepes Netball Dress
Netball Dress

Netball Shirt with Netball Skirts

Pepes Netball Shirt and Skirt

Netball Singlets, Shirts and Skirts

Netball Singlet, Shirt and Skirt
Papua New Guinea Netball Uniforms

Aboriginal design incorporated into Touch Football Shirts!

Game Clothing has just finished designing and manufacturing a set of Touch Football Jerseys for an all Aboriginal touch team. They came to us with a picture of some artwork and asked us to incorporate it into the design.

Our highly skilled sportswear designer Garry was able to take the artwork and come up with a design that was both functional (sponsors etc) and visually stunning. The team members couldn’t wait to try them on.

Custom touch football jersey design

Custom Touch Uniforms

If you like this jersey design then check out our range of sports uniforms including

and many more custom sports uniforms and team wear products available through Game Clothing.

We offer a quality and service guarantee for the quality of our sports uniforms and on-time delivery.

We have a full Online Sports Uniform Shop with standard team colours, styles and designs or you can design your own team sports uniform, compression wear and training team wear.

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