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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.

Softball Australia, Victoria are GAME Ready!

Softball Australia is pleased to announce a formalised partnership with GAME Clothing, an Australian owned and operated apparel company that not only kits out the National teams, but also Victorian state teams.

Already a supplier of uniforms for the Aussie Diamonds Development Tours, GAME will now suit up the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and their respective junior pathway programs as well as staff uniforms.

The 2021 Summer Slam range will also be produced by the manufacturer.

The significant deal also sees GAME Clothing working with Softball Victoria competing in National Championships across all age groups.

“This is a great development for us at Softball Australia and Softball Victoria. Being based in Australia, GAME will provide reliable, efficient and affordable products to both players and fans,” said David Pryles, Chief Executive Officer at Softball Australia.

“From a Softball Australia perspective, we’re delighted to be able to join forces with Victoria and assist them in a significant partnership that will certainly benefit their respective stakeholders.”

Softball fans will be able to purchase all replica apparel and supporter wear through an exclusive Softball Australia online store.

“To partner with an Australian owned and operated apparel company is a great fit for Softball Australia and our high performance programs,” added Pryles.

“GAME Clothing has provided outstanding products and service already through the Aussie Diamonds Tours and we’re excited to see that extend to the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and our supporters through the online store.”

Softball Victoria CEO Nick Frayne said joining Softball Australia in the apparel partnership is a first step to securing further commercial agreements for the state.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to work with Softball Australia in the commercial space for the betterment of the sport in Victoria,” said Frayne.

“The joint partnership with GAME Clothing is hopefully one of many we’ll be able to take advantage of in the future, and provides our elite athletes with access to high quality apparel that they can be proud to wear representing the Big V.”

GAME Clothing has a 25 year legacy providing quality sports garments and service to all grades of sport with an extensive list of valued customers and partnerships including the Sunshine Coast Lightning, Central Pulse, Hockey Victoria and Volleyball Queensland. The accredited Ethical Clothing company has also worked with the Brisbane Bullets, Brisbane Bandits, Queensland Firebirds, Netball Queensland and the Australian Defence Force.

Mellissa Pashen, Director of GAME Clothing, said they were looking forward to working with Softball Australia on an expanded partnership.

“We were thrilled to have the up and coming generation of talent wearing our Australian made products and to now extend that to the Australian men and women is fantastic. The Aussie staff and players will be GAME Ready, knowing the uniforms they wear are supplied and manufactured in the country they are proud to represent.” said Pashen.

To celebrate the new partnership, GAME Clothing have Australia hoodies and beanies on sale now through the online store.

“We’re looking forward to providing fans, friends and family with replica and supporter gear starting with hoodies and beanies available now,” added Pashen.

The Softball Australia online store is live now on GAME Clothing’s website.

Softball Australia is pleased to announce a formalised partnership with GAME Clothing, an Australian owned and operated apparel company that not only kits out the National teams, but also Victorian state teams.

Already a supplier of uniforms for the Aussie Diamonds Development Tours, GAME will now suit up the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and their respective junior pathway programs as well as staff uniforms.

The 2021 Summer Slam range will also be produced by the manufacturer.

The significant deal also sees GAME Clothing working with Softball Victoria competing in National Championships across all age groups.

“This is a great development for us at Softball Australia and Softball Victoria. Being based in Australia, GAME will provide reliable, efficient and affordable products to both players and fans,” said David Pryles, Chief Executive Officer at Softball Australia.

“From a Softball Australia perspective, we’re delighted to be able to join forces with Victoria and assist them in a significant partnership that will certainly benefit their respective stakeholders.”

Softball fans will be able to purchase all replica apparel and supporter wear through an exclusive Softball Australia online store.

“To partner with an Australian owned and operated apparel company is a great fit for Softball Australia and our high performance programs,” added Pryles.

“GAME Clothing has provided outstanding products and service already through the Aussie Diamonds Tours and we’re excited to see that extend to the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and our supporters through the online store.”

Softball Victoria CEO Nick Frayne said joining Softball Australia in the apparel partnership is a first step to securing further commercial agreements for the state.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to work with Softball Australia in the commercial space for the betterment of the sport in Victoria,” said Frayne.

“The joint partnership with GAME Clothing is hopefully one of many we’ll be able to take advantage of in the future, and provides our elite athletes with access to high quality apparel that they can be proud to wear representing the Big V.”

GAME Clothing has a 25 year legacy providing quality sports garments and service to all grades of sport with an extensive list of valued customers and partnerships including the Sunshine Coast Lightning, Central Pulse, Hockey Victoria and Volleyball Queensland. The accredited Ethical Clothing company has also worked with the Brisbane Bullets, Brisbane Bandits, Queensland Firebirds, Netball Queensland and the Australian Defence Force.

Mellissa Pashen, Director of GAME Clothing, said they were looking forward to working with Softball Australia on an expanded partnership.

“We were thrilled to have the up and coming generation of talent wearing our Australian made products and to now extend that to the Australian men and women is fantastic. The Aussie staff and players will be GAME Ready, knowing the uniforms they wear are supplied and manufactured in the country they are proud to represent.” said Pashen.

To celebrate the new partnership, GAME Clothing have Australia hoodies and beanies on sale now through the online store.

“We’re looking forward to providing fans, friends and family with replica and supporter gear starting with hoodies and beanies available now,” added Pashen.

The Softball Australia online store is live now on GAME Clothing’s website.

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

2011 Junior State Champs

The Indoor Netball Federation of Queensland are currently running the Junior State Champs (22nd – 25th September 2011) at Ipswich Indoor Sports. Hundreds of junior indoor netballer’s will be striving to be the best on the Netball court to both perform well for their team, as well as, possibly being named in the INFQ Allstar teams.

GAME Clothing will be there with an exciting range of INFQ merchandise. This is the first time INFQ has had such an extensive range of its own merchandise for the Junior Championships, so if you are there supporting a team, why not also visit the merchandise shop and support INFQ as well?

More on our extensive range of netball gear.

QUT Dragons join North Brisbane Basketball

We are excited about the opportunity to design and manufacture the new basketball uniforms for the QUT Dragons. This is a new team created by the alliance between QUT and North Brisbane Basketball for social and other senior basketball teams.

The QUT Dragons have nominated 8 teams in the upcoming social competition. To find out more, visit the QUT Dragons website.

South East Queensland Volleyball Team Ready

We have just completed the volleyball uniforms for the Beach Volleyball team from the Bio Volleyball Centre at Brendale. They will be off to win the Aussie Titles at Bunbury WA on behalf of South East Queensland. Game Clothing is proud to be part of their campaign, ensuring that they not only look and feel great, but play great.

We’ll try and get some pictures when they return from the competition.

INFQ get ready for the Open Nationals

INFQ get ready for the Open Nationals

Game Clothing has been hard at work getting all the uniforms finished for the Queensland Indoor Netball team so they can wear them with pride at the upcoming Open Nationals. This is the second year we have provided their netball team uniforms.

INFQ (Indoor Netball Federation of Queensland) will be competing at the Open Nationals in Melbourne in October. So we wish them the best of luck and can assure them that their netball uniforms will be ready.

Indoor Netball Open Nationals

Below are some photos from the last Open Nationals showing the men’s and women’s netball uniforms:

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