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Cooran, QLD 4569
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VR sports science comes to Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology is launching a new Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, working with the Richmond Football Club.As part of the degree, students..

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Posted: 10/05/2017

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Vans and Karl skate off together

Collaboration between Vans and design house Karl Lagerfeld has resulted in a collection for autumn featuring 12 styles.The collection examines the US skateboarding..

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Posted: 09/10/2017

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Aussie mouthguard to record concussion

Concussion is now seen as a major problem for contact sports athletes and organisers but Melbourne company HitIQ has designed a clever mouthguard which detects..

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Posted: 09/01/2017

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Keeping in touch with the Frogman waterproof

New from accessories specialist Mat-Tastic is the Frogman, a waterproof smartphone armband.Say directors, Raie and Judy Moss, the submersible armband is designed..

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Posted: 08/14/2017

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New Balance launches into winter

New Balance has launched its latest performance range for winter, “combining technology with style,” says a spokesman.The new range of running..

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Posted: 08/11/2017

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Super Retail photo gallery

Check out our picture gallery from the Super Retail Group sports division's 2017 conference on the Sunshine Coast...

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Posted: 07/28/2017

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Polar launches new fitness tracker

Polar has introduced its A370, a fitness tracker with continuous wrist-based heart rate and sleep analytics.By combining daily activity goal guidance with Polar..

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Posted: 07/07/2017

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Outdoor Retailer Australia album

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Posted: 06/21/2017

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Boxing in the Red Corner

Action Sports and Fitness is the exclusive distributor of the exciting new Red Corner Boxing ranges developed by experienced retailer Michelle Walton for female..

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Posted: 12/29/2016

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Swimwear brand takes cartoon fun to water

Funky Trunks and Funkita have inked a deal as the Australian swimwear partner of Warner Brothers, DC Comics and Looney Tunes.Given the freedom to use some of the..

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Posted: 11/21/2015

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Mick and Sajat partner for Christmas sales by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Mick and Sajat partner for Christmas sales

Retail chain Sportsmans Warehouse has formally partnered with  performance apparel specialist and fellow Canberran ONTHEGO to offer customisation..

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Tags: Performance Apparel, Teamwear, Custom Clothing

Posted: 11/20/2017

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Amazon impacts: hear KPMG views by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Amazon impacts: hear KPMG views

The impact of Amazon entering the Australian sports market will be the hot topic at the upcoming ASGA networking get together. Says executive director of the Australian..

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Tags: Asga, Kpmg Retail, Andrew Reed

Posted: 11/20/2017

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All I want for Christmas is (not) Amazon by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

All I want for Christmas is (not) Amazon

Sorry to spoil your Christmas, but with Amazon set to launch in weeks or even days, forecasts are that most holiday sales will be online. The US-owned ecommerce..

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Tags: Online Sales, Amazon, Ara, Black Friday

Posted: 11/15/2017

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Getting high schoolers back into sport by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Getting high schoolers back into sport

In secondary school, many students disengage from sport. The ASC in partnership with LaTrobe University wanted to find out why.“Playing sport offers many..

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Tags: Football, Netball, Basketball

Posted: 11/15/2017

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Festive spending: 'we’ll do $50billion' by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Festive spending: 'we’ll do $50billion'

The annual ARA and Roy Morgan Research prediction on Christmas shopping says Australian shoppers will spend $50 billion over the trading period from November 15..

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Tags: Festive Shopping, Online Spending

Posted: 11/14/2017

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Board shakeup as RCG becomes Accent by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Board shakeup as RCG becomes Accent

Performance footwear specialist  wholesaler and retailer RCG Corporation is reshuffling its board and changing its name to Accent Group Ltd. In a statement..

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Tags: Merrell, Vans, Timberland, Sperry, Saucony. Dr Martens

Posted: 11/13/2017

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TNF owner VF to buy Icebreaker by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

TNF owner VF to buy Icebreaker

US-headquartered VF Corporation – whose brands include The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Wrangler and Lee – has agreed terms to buy Kiwi outdoor and..

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Tags: Vans, Tnf, Vf

Posted: 11/09/2017

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Rebel is 'top Aussie sports store' again by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Rebel is 'top Aussie sports store' again

According to market research company Roy Morgan, Rebel is Australia's top sports store, with an improved customer satisfaction rating over this time last year. Its..

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Posted: 10/24/2017

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BLK commits to gender equality by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

BLK commits to gender equality

Gold Coast-based sportswear brand Beyond Known Limits will divide its sponsorship dollars 50-50 in its new grassroots to elite sport strategy announced this week. Following..

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Posted: 10/17/2017

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Rebel merger early feedback ‘positive’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Rebel merger early feedback ‘positive’

Focus of the SRG sports division collective minds, the merger of the Amart Sports network into new Rebel stores, is well underway. A spokesman updates Sportslink..

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Tags: Srg, Amart Sports, Rebel, Sports Retailing

Posted: 10/07/2017

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Grand Final viewership higher than realised by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Grand Final viewership higher than realised

Two Roy Morgan Snap SMS Surveys taken after the AFL and NRL Grand Finals show millions more Australians watched than were captured by conventional ‘5 City..

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Tags: Afl, Nrl, Roy Morgan Research

Posted: 10/06/2017

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‘Look out, here comes Decathlon’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

‘Look out, here comes Decathlon’

According to market analysts IBISWorld, the opening of the Decathlon store in western Sydney this month will be a major disruptive force. And it is mostly due..

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Tags: Sports Retail, Sports Equipment, Camping, Outdoors

Posted: 10/05/2017

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Talkfest on women’s sport by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Talkfest on women’s sport

Focussing on the many opportunities of women’s sport – this will be the theme of November’s Sportette Summit. To be held at the QT Hotel on the..

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Tags: Womens Sport, Cricket, Football, Networking

Posted: 10/04/2017

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How to compete with Amazon by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

How to compete with Amazon

A survey has shown that many Australian retailers are not prepared for Amazon’s arrival. The survey was undertaken by digital marketing agency DataSauce,..

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Tags: Omni-channel, Community, Digital Marketing

Posted: 10/02/2017

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Gregan’s PTP inks deal with Waratahs by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Gregan’s PTP inks deal with Waratahs

Fitness accessories company PTP Fit has added the NSW Waratahs to its rollcall of leading clubs for the 2018 Super Rugby season. Former Wallabies captain George..

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Tags: Fitness Accessories, George Gregan, Wallablies, Waratahs

Posted: 09/24/2017

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Swans fly at top of AFL fan ladder, again by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Swans fly at top of AFL fan ladder, again

The Sydney Swans have again topped the annual Roy Morgan AFL supporter ladder , for the 13th year in succession and with around 500,000 more fans than their closest..

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Tags: Afl, Supporters, Club Members, Sydney Swans

Posted: 09/21/2017

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ASC with toolkit for child safety by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

ASC with toolkit for child safety

The Australian Sports Commission is seeking to boost protection for children in sport and is developing a national child safe sport framework. The framework will..

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Tags: Team Sports, Child Participation, Adult Coaches

Posted: 09/14/2017

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Video brings the footy stars (to you) by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Video brings the footy stars (to you)

In a clever launch of the AFL finals series, now one week in, the league used live video streams, enabling members of the public to interact with stars in real..

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Tags: Giants, Bombers, Tigers, Crows, Afl Stars

Posted: 09/06/2017

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Stylerunner launches into 'streetwear' by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Stylerunner launches into 'streetwear'

Women’s activewear specialist Stylerunner has launched a private apparel label for athleisure. To be called New Guard, it is described by founder and chief..

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Tags: Athleisure Apparel, Athleisure Footwear, Fashion-forward

Posted: 09/06/2017

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SRG profits, and costs of Amart merger by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

SRG profits, and costs of Amart merger

Super Retail Group has announced an after-tax   profit of more than $100million for the 2017 FY, noting costs of the sports merger at $34 million. Announced..

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Tags: Bcf, Amart, Rebel, Srg, Sports Retailing

Posted: 08/30/2017

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Aura floors the GC2018 team by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Aura floors the GC2018 team

Latest sponsor to join the GC2018 sponsor family is Aura, a Queensland company which will also build portable wooden sports floors at the basketball and netball..

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Tags: Gc2018, Netball, Basketball, Cycling

Posted: 08/28/2017

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JD Sports readies fourth store by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

JD Sports readies fourth store

Sydney lands its second JD Sports store with the Thursday opening of JD Sports at Westfield Miranda. The 591sqm space is reported to be the largest store in the..

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Tags: Nike, Adidas, Lacoste

Posted: 08/14/2017

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Compete by creating a ‘retail destination’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Compete by creating a ‘retail destination’

For many consumers, shopping is more than just a utilitarian process. Rather than going to buy a specific product, consumers relish the activity of shopping, so..

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Tags: Amazon, Bunnings, Ikea, Shopping Centre, Destination, Price

Posted: 08/11/2017

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Basketball Australia climbs Peak for apparel by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Basketball Australia climbs Peak for apparel

Basketball Australia has signed a new four-year apparel partnership with sportswear brand Peak Sport.Chinese brand Peak will provide on-court, training and outer-wear ..

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Tags: Basketball, Wheelcgair Basketball, Supporter Wear

Posted: 08/07/2017

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Business, fun and a touch of glitz by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Business, fun and a touch of glitz

Theme of the Super Retail Group’s sports division conference this year was Bring It. And all the participants appear to have taken this to heart with the..

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Tags: Srg Trade Expo, Peter Birtles, Rebel, Amart Sports, Erica Berchtold

Posted: 08/02/2017

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Rebel: cherrypicker strategy for stronger brand by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Rebel: cherrypicker strategy for stronger brand

The merging of Amart Sports into the Rebel chain is a strategy designed to make the sports division of Super Retail Group stronger, ‘matchfit and ready to..

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Tags: Rebel, Amart Sports, Srg, Erica Berchtold, Peter Birtles

Posted: 07/26/2017

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Big Aussie backs Crows on jerseys by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Big Aussie backs Crows on jerseys

Victorious in the inaugural AFL women’s league, Adelaide Crows has inked a three season deal with BHP as jersey sponsor. The global resources company, often..

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Tags: Aflw, Adelaide Crows, Bhp Billiton, Playing Strip

Posted: 07/21/2017

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Using the Census to ’get’ your consumers by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Using the Census to ’get’ your consumers

Learn how to understand your consumers with a briefing designed to “unpack” the recently released 2016 ABS Census data. Number crunchers for the Australian..

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Tags: Data, Research, Breakfast Briefing, Asga, 10thousandfeet

Posted: 07/28/2017

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Amazon chief: ‘complaining is not a strategy’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Amazon chief: ‘complaining is not a strategy’

Founder and chief executive of Amazon, Jeff Bezos had plenty to say on strategies to deal with today’s world, a subject concentrating the minds of Australia’s..

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Tags: Sports Retail, E-commerce, Amazon

Posted: 07/14/2017

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Ispo Shanghai reports massive event by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Ispo Shanghai reports massive event

Ispo Shanghai trade show closed this week after a four-day event, recording a boost in exhibitors and brand numbers. Organised by Messe Munich and its Chinese..

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Tags: Watersports, Running, Rockclimbing, Football

Posted: 07/12/2017

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Number 3 for JD Sports by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Number 3 for JD Sports

Latest entrant to the Australian sports retail market, JD Sports will open its third Australian store next week – this time in Parramatta. The store in Westfield..

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Tags: Nike, Adidas, Puma, Top Sports Brands

Posted: 07/06/2017

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Fabrics for millenials: natural, recycled by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Fabrics for millenials: natural, recycled

Millenials are reaching their peak purchasing power, so brands need to be aware of their needs. So says Ispo Textrends expert Louisa Smith. Writing in the Ispo..

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Tags: Experiences, Work/life Balance, Sportswear, Watersports

Posted: 07/04/2017

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Sting adds to Games rollcall by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Sting adds to Games rollcall

Australian boxing specialist Sting has signed as the official supplier of boxing equipment to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This partnership follows..

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Tags: Boxing Equipment, Gc2018, Sting Boxing

Posted: 06/26/2017

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Nike to sell on Amazon hits retail by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Nike to sell on Amazon hits retail

The news that Nike is to sell product direct to Amazon.com has impacted retailers around the world and in Australia. The shares of Super Retail Group and RCG Corporation..

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Tags: Sportswear, Sports Footwear, Srg, Rcg Corporation, Shares

Posted: 06/23/2017

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Retail success: ‘know your customers well' by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Retail success: ‘know your customers well'

Know your consumer well and give them what they want – this is the secret of success in “today’s very challenging retail environment.” So..

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Tags: Networking, Asga, Rebel, Srg, Stylerunner, Sports Retail

Posted: 06/23/2017

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JD Sports adds second, on Gold Coast by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

JD Sports adds second, on Gold Coast

Self-proclaimed King of Trainers, JD Sports opens its second store in Australia this week. The new store will open on Thursday at the massive, and redeveloped,..

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Tags: Sports Footwear, Sportswear, Jd Sports Pacific Fair

Posted: 06/20/2017

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Nike to cut jobs, styles by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Nike to cut jobs, styles

Global sportswear giant Nike will cut jobs and product models to focus more on direct sales. Based in Beaverton, Oregon and market leader in sports footwear and..

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Tags: Nike Pacific, Job Cuts, Style Cuts, Sports Footwear, Sportswear

Posted: 06/16/2017

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Aussie Clothier heads athletics integrity by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Aussie Clothier heads athletics integrity

The International Association of Athletics Federations has named Australian Brett Clothier as the first head of its Athletics Integrity Unit. Clothier joins the..

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Tags: Athletics, World Championships, Afl

Posted: 06/13/2017

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Exciting, scary: de Kock on retailing today by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Exciting, scary: de Kock on retailing today

The state of sports retail globally and its rapid change was top of mind when Robbert de Kock visited the Gold Coast recently. As the President and Chief Executive..

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Tags: Brands, Retailers, Customising, Showcasing

Posted: 06/14/2017

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WFSGI president checks out Gold Coast by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

WFSGI president checks out Gold Coast

Making his first visit to the Gold Coast this week, Robbert de Kock was wearing two hats. One representing the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry..

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Tags: Sports Retail, World Federation, Intersport, Ioc

Posted: 05/19/2017

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Reds join the Zoo for new kit by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Reds join the Zoo for new kit

Queensland Rugby Union named Zoo Sport as its new apparel partner under a four-year agreement. The Reds will wear the new kit in Super Rugby this week against..

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Tags: Super Rugby, Sportswear, On-field Apparel, School Jerseys

Posted: 05/12/2017

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Katie’s team partners women’s world cup by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Katie’s team partners women’s world cup

Retailer Harvey Norman has signed as major partner of this year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup.   Harvey Norman is a strong supporter of women’s..

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Posted: 05/11/2017

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Making like a kangaroo by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Making like a kangaroo

Skippy’s been using it for years, so we’re not sure why the makers of this “modern recreation” of the 1990s bumbag – or their PR company..

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Posted: 05/11/2017

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Decathlon names site of first store by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Decathlon names site of first store

Tempe in Sydney’s inner west is the location for the first Decathlon store to open in Australia. Timing is reported to be October, with the company negotiating..

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Tags: Sports Retail, Private Label, Decathlon

Posted: 05/10/2017

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Birtles: No change to SRG strategy by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Birtles: No change to SRG strategy

A “more subdued retail environment” has led to lower like-for-like sales growth in the sports and auto divisions “but we will maintain our strategy.” So..

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Tags: Rebel, Amartsports, Bcf

Posted: 05/05/2017

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Will Blues light up to Origin victory? by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Will Blues light up to Origin victory?

State of Origin rugby followers are used to the excitement going to the heads of NSW Blues supporters. Now it’ll be a blast as they light up with new technology. The..

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Tags: Soo, Nsw Blues, Qld Maroons, Rugby League

Posted: 05/05/2017

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JD Sports opens first door by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

JD Sports opens first door

After all the planning and build-up, JD Sports has opened its first Australia store, with several more to come during this year. The first store opened in Melbourne..

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Tags: Jd Sports, Athleisure, King Of Sneakers, Melbourne Central

Posted: 05/03/2017

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Technogym signs on for more Games by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Technogym signs on for more Games

Technogym has inked a deal as official fitness equipment supplier for next year’s Commonwealth Games, adding to its rollcall of  Glasgow 2014, London..

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Tags: Technogym, Gc2018, Strength, Cardio, Recovery

Posted: 05/01/2017

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ARA: ‘Don’t wait to close loophole’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

ARA: ‘Don’t wait to close loophole’

The Australian Retailers Association opposes any delay in implementing GST to low-value imports. Executive Director of the ARA, Russell Zimmerman strongly supports..

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Tags: Gst, Lvt Loophole, Retailers, Employers

Posted: 04/28/2017

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NBN boosts sport access, report claims by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

NBN boosts sport access, report claims

Technology is changing the way Australians view and engage with their favourite sporting teams. So says the NBN Future of Sport report published earlier this month,..

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Tags: Technology, Video Streaming, Sports Consumption, Nbn, Gemba Group

Posted: 04/20/2017

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JD Sports names the day by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

JD Sports names the day

New market entrant JD Sports has named April 27 as the opening day for its first store in Australia. The 540 sq metre store is being established in the massive..

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Tags: Spports Footwear, Athleisure, Activewear

Posted: 04/19/2017

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776BC takes to the boats by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

776BC takes to the boats

Sportswear company 776BC has signed as official apparel partner and sponsor of the Australian rowing team. Rowing Australia announces a four-year partnership with..

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Tags: Rowing, Sailing, Compressionwear, Athlete Feedback

Posted: 04/12/2017

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Big names at Fitness Show by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Big names at Fitness Show

Among the drawcards for visitors to the Fitness Show in Sydney at the end of this month is trainer Daniel Conn and nutritionist Lola Berry. A former NRL player..

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Tags: Fitness Show, Nutrition, Training, Strength, Cardio

Posted: 04/10/2017

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Cool! Nike, adidas top surf brands by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Cool! Nike, adidas top surf brands

Chasing the hearts and minds of youngsters is a fickle business, and no more so than in what they consider cool right now. According to Roy Morgan Research, surf..

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Tags: Nike, Adidas, Billabong, Roxy, Athleisure

Posted: 04/04/2017

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ARU says junior numbers are growing by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

ARU says junior numbers are growing

Rugby union’s governing body in Australia has “strongly rejected” findings from Roy Morgan research reporing plummeting levels of regular participation. The..

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Tags: Rugby Union, Junior Sport, School Sport, Game On

Posted: 03/30/2017

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Football, baseball up, union down by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Football, baseball up, union down

The latest survey from Roy Morgan Research reinforces what sports retailers and sports clubs know – that fewer people are playing team sports. Just one in..

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Tags: Baseball, Football, Rugby, Basketball

Posted: 03/29/2017

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Puma’s Singapore offers are literally off the wall by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Puma’s Singapore offers are literally off the wall

A Singapore version of Puma’s ‘Run the Streets’ campaign has given mass-transit passengers the opportunity to simply peel a discount offer off..

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Tags: Puma, Run, Shoes, Coupon

Posted: 03/16/2017

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Brands in hunt for retail space by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Brands in hunt for retail space

JD Sports will open their first Australian store in Melbourne Central next month, just the first of five planned for this year. According to JD Sports head Hilton..

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Tags: Jd Sports, Nike, Adidas Rebelfit, Under Armour, Footlocker

Posted: 03/16/2017

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Wahu surfers back for HPC camps by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Wahu surfers back for HPC camps

The first of two Wahu Surf Camps – one for boys and another for girls – starts at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in Coolangatta tomorrow. Eighteen..

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Tags: Wahu, Surfing, Groms

Posted: 03/14/2017

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Netball pushes the cute factor by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Netball pushes the cute factor

Netball Australia shines a light on “netball’s little heroes” in its latest television commercial. Children aged five to ten are urged to ‘dream..

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Tags: Netball, Teamsports, Juniors

Posted: 03/06/2017

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JD Sports gets ready to open stores by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

JD Sports gets ready to open stores

JD Sports is advertising for store staff in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. The Seek advertisements report that “JD Sports will open its first physical..

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Tags: Trendy, Footwear, Sportswear, Salesstaff

Posted: 03/02/2017

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Price to keynote sports convention by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Price to keynote sports convention

Among the high profile speakers at July’s National Sports Convention is Jennie Price, returning after last year’s triumph. As the chief executive of..

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Tags: Expo, Conference, Talkfast, Awards

Posted: 03/02/2017

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SRG reports profits, 'improved performance' by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

SRG reports profits, 'improved performance'

Super Retail Group’s first-half net profit has soared 65.7 per cent to $74.4 million, with sports and leisure divisions performing strongly. Chief Executive..

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Tags: Sports Retail, Camping, Fishing, Apparel, Footwear

Posted: 02/24/2017

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XBlades to dress three AFL clubs by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

XBlades to dress three AFL clubs

Three AFL clubs have signed apparel deals with the new-look Melbourne-based XBlades, adding to its. growing roster of partnerships Announcing new multi year partnerships..

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Tags: Xblades Football Boots, Playingstrip, Afl Clubs

Posted: 02/15/2017

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Vodafone signs up to Super Rugby by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Vodafone signs up to Super Rugby

It is 14 years since Vodafone played Super Rugby but now the telecommunications company has signed as the naming rights sponsor for four years. The ARU has been..

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Tags: Aru, Super Rugby, Vodafone, Tnaming Rights Sponsor

Posted: 02/15/2017

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Ispo Munich: 85,000 reasons to crow by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Ispo Munich: 85,000 reasons to crow

A record number of exhibitors, 85,000 visitors and many product innovations cause the Ispo Munich organisers to be cock a’ hoop., and exhibitors to report..

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Tags: Snow, Water, Camping Wearables

Posted: 02/10/2017

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Christmas sales numbers show growth by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Christmas sales numbers show growth

The Australian Retailers Association reports steady growth for retailers over Christmas, with a three percent growth (seasonally adjusted) in the retail trade figures..

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Tags: Shopping, Abs, Ars Figures

Posted: 02/06/2017

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Rebel kicks off with AFLW by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Rebel kicks off with AFLW

Rebel has signed a three-year partnership with the AfLs men’s and women’s national leagues, as the new AFLW launches with a battle between Collingwood..

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Tags: Aflw, Women's Clubs, Auskick

Posted: 02/05/2017

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Headguard launch at Sunny Coast store by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Headguard launch at Sunny Coast store

An Amart Sports store was the focus for the launch of the new James Akerman rugby headguard. Designed by the family of the late James Ackerman, a Sunshine Coast..

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Tags: Rugbyleague, Headguard, Jt, Amartsports

Posted: 02/01/2017

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BLK’s new owners name old team by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

BLK’s new owners name old team

Now under new owners and with a new name, Gold Coast-based sportswear brand BLK will go forwards. According to a report in Business News Australia, BLK Sport has..

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Tags: Sponsorship, Sportswear, Teamstrip, Blk

Posted: 01/31/2017

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Baldock leaves RCG for 'next chapter' by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Baldock leaves RCG for 'next chapter'

Close to the billion, Baldock leaves RCG for next chapter Executive director Ted Baldock is drawing a line under seven years and an “amazing journey”..

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Posted: 01/21/2017

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Murray launches UA’s new ‘brand house’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Murray launches UA’s new ‘brand house’

Under Armour has opened its second store in Australia, a “brand house” in the expanded Chadstone shopping centre. Sponsored player and ATP number one..

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Posted: 01/16/2017

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Marketing spend to build fitness expo by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Marketing spend to build fitness expo

Planning and marketing is well underway for the 2017 series of Fitness & Health Expos, in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. First up and back in Sydney in the..

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Tags: Marketing Campaign, Expo Visitors, Fitness, Strength And Training

Posted: 01/08/2017

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Gender vital in online shopping by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Gender vital in online shopping

Men and women are different, so the old song says – in how they shop in store and online as well as how they play sport and workout. Reports Dr. Regina Henkel,..

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Tags: Men's Online Shopping, Women's Purchases, Thinking Time

Posted: 12/30/2016

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Hopes high for Boxing Day spend by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Hopes high for Boxing Day spend

Aussie shoppers are tipped to spend $17.2 billion nationwide from Boxing Day to January 15. So says the Australian Retailers Association in conjunction with..

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Tags: Retail Sales, Shopping, Bargains, Crowds

Posted: 12/16/2016

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Kate Palmer named as ASC chief by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Kate Palmer named as ASC chief

Kate Palmer has been appointed the new chief executive of the Australian Sports Commission.. ASC chair John Wylie announced her appointment and thanked Matt Favier..

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Tags: Asc, Netball, Matt Favier, John Wylie

Posted: 12/14/2016

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Grabbing time first, exercise second by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Grabbing time first, exercise second

Lack of time is making Aussies fatter and less fit – even though most Australians know we need to exercise more, many of us don’t. Lyndall Strazdins..

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Tags: Timepoor, Timepressed, Exercise, Eatingout

Posted: 12/13/2016

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Up-and-at’em: AusPlay ‘s first report by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Up-and-at’em: AusPlay ‘s first report

The Australian Sports Commission today released the first findings of a comprehensive national population tracking survey into sport and physical activity. AusPlay..

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Tags: Children's Sport, Football, Asga, Sports Survey

Posted: 12/08/2016

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Sullivan to head up Hall of Fame by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Sullivan to head up Hall of Fame

Tania Sullivan has been named as the new chief executive of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, following the retirement of Bob Lay after 11 years. As a nation..

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Tags: Sports Hall Of Fame, Dawn Fraser, John Bertrand

Posted: 12/08/2016

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Gen Z drive rise of activewear sales by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Gen Z drive rise of activewear sales

Walk down just about any city street these days, and you’re almost guaranteed to pass at least a few people in sportswear. So says Roy Morgan Research, tracking..

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Tags: Activwear, Athleisure, Lybcra, Leggings, Sportswear

Posted: 12/01/2016

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SportsPower winners show how to party by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

SportsPower winners show how to party

SportsPower members, head office and brands showed they all know how to enjoy downtime during their buying get-together this week. The three day event in Melbourne..

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Tags: Buyers, Adidas, Asics, Sportspower, Apparel, Footwear

Posted: 11/23/2016

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Teamwear specialist BLK calls in receivers by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Teamwear specialist BLK calls in receivers

The Gold-Coast based teamwear businesses behind the BLK brand have called in administrators. First meetings of creditors of World Rugby Specialists and World Rugby..

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Tags: Afl, Nrl, A-league, Rugby Union

Posted: 11/17/2016

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SRG names Lomas as supply chief by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

SRG names Lomas as supply chief

Super Retail Group has named Deanna Lomas as new chief supply chain officer to lead the ongoing development of the international supply chain and drive enhanced..

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Tags: Rebel, Amartsports, Bcf, Rays

Posted: 11/15/2016

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Aceit scoops up export award by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Aceit scoops up export award

Wollongong-based teamwear and promotional merchandise company Aceit, has won the 2016 Illawarra Exporter of the Year award. Competing against 78 other finalists..

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Tags: Teamwear, Sports Apparel, Promotionalmerchandise

Posted: 11/14/2016

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Building blocks for a strong brand by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Building blocks for a strong brand

A strong brand identity is more than just an attractive design. A brand’s logo, tagline, colours, and characters – or distinctive assets – can..

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Tags: Brand Assets, Unisa, Brand Identity, Marketing Tips

Posted: 11/04/2016

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SRG: solid start in tough environment by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

SRG: solid start in tough environment

Super Retail Group reports “a solid start” to the 2017 financial year, in spite of the “increasingly tough retail environment”. Chief executive..

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Tags: Rebel, Amartsports, Bcf, Rays, Sports Retail

Posted: 10/25/2016

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Fitness expo: Stars, workouts, shopping by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Fitness expo: Stars, workouts, shopping

Brisbane exhibition centre was pumping over the weekend as the Health and Fitness expo pulled in the fitness fans! Huge crowds of fit people, and wannabes gathered..

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Tags: Workouts, Pump Classes, Bodybuilding, Fitnessshow

Posted: 10/24/2016

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Cricket banks on CBA in landmark deal by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Cricket banks on CBA in landmark deal

Women’s cricket, Indigenous players and players with a disability are the big winners after Cricket Australia and Commonwealth Bank announced a landmark deal. The..

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Tags: Cricket, Comm Bank, Indigenous Tour

Posted: 10/21/2016

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Netball signs with Suncorp for five by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Netball signs with Suncorp for five

Netball Australia has signed financial giant Suncorp as its new principal partner for the next five years. Sponsorship includes naming rights to the new national..

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Tags: Suncorp, Netball, Diamonds, New League

Posted: 10/20/2016

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Now JD Sports Fashion is set to move in by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Now JD Sports Fashion is set to move in

Australia’s very competitive sports fashion retail market is set to have another new entrant. Now it is the UK chain JD Sports Fashion which plans to set..

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Tags: Sports Apparel, Sports Footwear, Sports Retail

Posted: 09/21/2016

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NRL inks a deal with US brand ’47 by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

NRL inks a deal with US brand ’47

The National Rugby League has a new licensing partnership with US sports lifestyle and college brand ’47. The Boston-based company will roll out a range..

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Tags: Sportswear, Nrl, Teamwear, Clubstores

Posted: 09/21/2016

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Syncro signs for four with Hancock by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Syncro signs for four with Hancock

Synchro Australia has inked a four-year partnership with Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Foundation as principal partner. Gina Rinehart will continue..

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Tags: Synchronised Swimming, Hancock Prospecting, Georgina Hope

Posted: 09/06/2016

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‘I believe’ paralympian video, and reprising Channel4's UK one by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

‘I believe’ paralympian video, and reprising Channel4's UK one

Some of Australia’s high profile sports stars have shown their support of the Australian Paralympic Team in a community service announcement. It will be..

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Tags: Paralympians, Israelfolau, Leislteach

Posted: 09/01/2016

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Cricket bats for player records by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Cricket bats for player records

Cricket in Australia claims a record as “one of the most popular and highest participation sports with 1,311,184 playing around the nation last year.” The..

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Tags: Cricketcensus, Bigbashleague, Milot20

Posted: 08/31/2016

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ASC’s Hollingsworth moves on by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

ASC’s Hollingsworth moves on

Chief executive of the Australian Sports Commission, Simon Hollingsworth, is moving on after five years at its helm. Dual Olympian and a Rhodes scholar, Hollingsworth..

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Tags: Winningedge, Play.sport.australia, Rhodesscholar, Olympic Funding

Posted: 08/30/2016

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BCF drags SRG profits down by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

BCF drags SRG profits down

Super Retail Group increased full year sales but profits dropped due to a decline in BCF earnings. Says SRG’s Managing Director Peter Birtles (pictured),..

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Tags: Camping, Fishing, Boating, Retail

Posted: 08/29/2016

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Bain: social impact in new marketing role by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Bain: social impact in new marketing role

OnTheGo Sport’s new marketer Mollie Bain brings extensive experience and strong social values. She says, “I work towards business development initiatives..

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Tags: Sportswear, Vanuatu, Sport, Marketing

Posted: 08/29/2016

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Web, app add Olympic audience for Seven by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Web, app add Olympic audience for Seven

The first “truly multiplatform” Olympic Games contributed a 2.9 million digital audience for Australian rights holder Seven West Media. Research from..

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Tags: Olympics, Seven, App

Posted: 08/24/2016

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OnTheGo, Steve Waugh team up by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

OnTheGo, Steve Waugh team up

Cricket legend Steve Waugh has teamed up with OnTheGo Sportswear to launch a cricket club collection. Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh (pictured)..

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Tags: Cricket, Teamwear, Steve Waugh

Posted: 08/23/2016

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Aussie footwear brand marches onward by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Aussie footwear brand marches onward

Australia’s Ascent footwear is on the march in the UK, targetting the huge back-to-school market. Director of Ascent Australia Luke Bevis (pictured right..

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Tags: Ascentfootwear, Kids Shoes, Sportsfootwear, Theathlete'sfoot

Posted: 08/22/2016

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Cafés are key for women’s sport by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Cafés are key for women’s sport

Encouraging more Australians, particularly women, to maintain active lifestyles calls for creative thinking about teaching in health, physical education and provision..

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Tags: Cycling, Running, Teamsports, School Sports, Ecu

Posted: 11/21/2017

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Ebikes: ‘easiest way to get around’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Ebikes: ‘easiest way to get around’

Ebikes are becoming very popular because design and technology in has progressed to the point where they look like traditional bikes and are easy to charge.  So..

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Tags: Ebikes, Bike Tours, Retail Store

Posted: 11/16/2017

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Want your say? SOTA/ORA calls for meeting by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Want your say? SOTA/ORA calls for meeting

Did you exhibit at June’s Outdoor Retailer Australia show, or visit it? Now is the time to have your say. The annual general meeting of the Snow and Outdoor..

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Tags: Camping, Watersports, Outdoor Appare, Outdoor Footwear

Posted: 11/12/2017

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Now, it's Toughest Mudder at midnight by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Now, it's Toughest Mudder at midnight

Tough Mudder Australia has announced the launch of 'Toughest Mudder', a gruelling eight-hour obstacle course built to challenge the strength and stamina of the..

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Tags: Tough Mudder, Woodfordia, Obstacle Races

Posted: 11/10/2017

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Report shows 'allure' of golf as participation sport by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Report shows 'allure' of golf as participation sport

Golf has been one of Australia's most popular participation sports for generations and it brings many economic, social and health impacts too. Golf Australia chief..

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Posted: 10/24/2017

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Racing up to level 88, for charity by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Racing up to level 88, for charity

Participating in the tenth anniversary race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building will raise funds for charity and win the best view in the city. One..

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Tags: Emergency Challenge, Whitelion, Interplast Australia, Eureka Tower

Posted: 10/06/2017

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Trying out all the bikes at expo by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Trying out all the bikes at expo

Highlight for many visitors to the Eurobike show in Germany is always the demo day and the chance to try bikes for size. The range of bikes ready for testing,..

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Tags: Corgo Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Racing Bikes, E-bikes

Posted: 10/02/2017

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Obsession with denim on the street by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Obsession with denim on the street

As solo and street sports grow exponentially, so has the popularity of denim as the fabric of choice and wardrobe staple for the young and cool. So says Ispo’s..

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Tags: Tough, Performance, Abrasion Resistant, Cool

Posted: 09/14/2017

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Adaptive surfing lands naming sponsor by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Adaptive surfing lands naming sponsor

Adaptive surfing has inked a deal with ACCnet21, a care organisation for people with disabilities in NSW. ACCnet21 will become the naming rights partner of the..

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Tags: Surf Champs, Adaptive Surfing, High Performance Centre

Posted: 09/10/2017

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Get on yer bike, but where? by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Get on yer bike, but where?

The latest national cycling participation data, released in June this year, show the proportion of Australians cycling has fallen significantly since 2011. This..

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Tags: Cycleways, Safety Gear, Cycle Strategy

Posted: 09/08/2017

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Eurobike claims full house, new dates by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Eurobike claims full house, new dates

Earlier dates for Eurobike is part of the new trade show concept for 2018, with emphasis on “trade.” The four-day show, held at Friedrichshafen Messe..

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Tags: Bikes, E-bikes, Accessories, Equipment

Posted: 09/08/2017

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BCF stars in catalogue awards by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

BCF stars in catalogue awards

BCF scooped the pool for outdoor and sports industry catalogues, winning several awards with its Camp Couture publication. The catalogue won the Judges Choice..

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Tags: Apparel, Accessories, Camping Equipment

Posted: 08/31/2017

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New reel orders are lifeline for Alvey by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

New reel orders are lifeline for Alvey

Brisbane-based fishing specialist Alvey Reels Australia has received a reprieve from closure after keen fisherfolk swamped the company with orders for its reels. Fourth..

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Tags: Iconic Fishing Reels, Rods, Fishing Equipment

Posted: 09/04/2017

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Celebrating 200 years of the bicycle by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Celebrating 200 years of the bicycle

Among the features of this year’s Eurobike trade show will be a display on the history of the bike. The annual show is held at Friedrichshafen on the shores..

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Tags: Eurobike2017, Friedrichshafen, Cycle Equipment

Posted: 08/23/2017

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No more ‘just clambering about’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

No more ‘just clambering about’

Mountaineering is a sport of extremes: retro and modern, exercise and relaxation. This is what makes leisure time out in the fresh air so enjoyable, reports the..

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Tags: Outdoor Apparel, Outdoor Footwear, Safety Equipment

Posted: 08/21/2017

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Water polo on SUPs: what next? by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Water polo on SUPs: what next?

Water sports enthusiasts discovered the wild side of stand-up paddling as it is transformed into a variant of water polo at the Ispo Shanghai demo day. Stand-up..

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Tags: Sup Yoga, Sup Water Polo, Ispo Shanghai, Messe Munchen

Posted: 08/10/2017

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Outdoor Retailer: unity, water bottles by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Outdoor Retailer: unity, water bottles

Visitor numbers for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market were down this week. And this is largely because of the show’s 2018 move to Denver from Salt Lake..

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Tags: Salt Lake City, Water Bottles, Inflatble Furniture, Coolers

Posted: 07/31/2017

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Adventurer Kate lines up gear for Antarctica by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Adventurer Kate lines up gear for Antarctica

Extreme cyclist Kate Leeming is well down the road with planning to cycle across the Antarctic continent via the South Pole. Melbourne-based adventurer, author..

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Tags: Extreme Cyclist, Antartica, Wilderness Wear, Mont Australia

Posted: 07/25/2017

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Outdoor accessories sign for world cup by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Outdoor accessories sign for world cup

Rugby League World Cup 2017 signs up boating accessories company Road Tech Marine as partner of the tournament in Australasia. Road Tech Marine will receive brand..

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Tags: Boating, Caravanning, Rugby League World Cup, Rlwc2017

Posted: 07/20/2017

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Hills and more hills: cyclists battle it out by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Hills and more hills: cyclists battle it out

More than 700 obsessive cyclists participated in the three-day Velothon Sunshine Coast - pedaling through scenery almost as stunning as that of the concurrent Tour..

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Tags: Cyclists, Sunshine Coast, Ironman

Posted: 07/17/2017

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US Outdoor Retailer show on move by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

US Outdoor Retailer show on move

After 22 years, the leading US outdoor trade show Outdoor Retailer is on the move, to Denver Colorado. The OR Summer Market will be held later this month in Salt..

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Tags: Water Sports, Snow Gear, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Tents

Posted: 07/12/2017

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Urban trends strong at Asia Outdoor by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Urban trends strong at Asia Outdoor

Asia Outdoor recorded a slight drop in exhibitors and visitors but some exciting new themes in Nanjing, China. In the 48,000-square-meter Nanjing International..

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Tags: Outdoor Footwear, Thermals, Camping, Tents

Posted: 07/06/2017

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Sunny OutDoor show ends on a high by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Sunny OutDoor show ends on a high

More exhibitors, more themed areas, and more than 21,000 visitors from 90 countries were a feature of the OutDoor 2017 trade show. Held in Friedrichshafen, on..

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Tags: Outdoor Products, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks

Posted: 06/26/2017

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ORA show: buzz and new products by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

ORA show: buzz and new products

Add plenty of buzz to the much better weather and this year’s Outdoor Retailer Australia show was shaping up well, reports Editor Maggie Coleman. Held at..

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Tags: Camping, Tents, Watersports, Sleeping Bags

Posted: 06/21/2017

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Cycliq sponsors road star Ewan by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Cycliq sponsors road star Ewan

Cycliq Group has inked a sponsorship deal with Australian professional road cyclist Caleb Ewan. The 22-year-old is reported to be on track for a long career in..

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Tags: Cycle Accessories, Lights, Camera, Caleb Ewan, Cycliq Group

Posted: 06/16/2017

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ORA show plans a great party too by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

ORA show plans a great party too

Outdoor Retailer Australia trade show will return to Sydney’s Moore Park precinct next week. An exciting event is planned, report organisers, with one highlight..

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Tags: Outdoor Trade, Networking Party, Trade Show

Posted: 06/14/2017

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Got this travel packing sorted by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Got this travel packing sorted

The new Vibe 40 travel pack from Pacsafe is designed for exploration 24/7, says the brand, distributed in Australia by Sea to Summit.The 40L pack featured back..

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Tags: Travel Pack, Comfort, Pacsafe, Vibe 40

Posted: 06/09/2017

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Feel-good footwear by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Feel-good footwear

Footwear has a "feel-good factor," report organisers of the OutDoor trade show, and is a major drawcard. Outdoor footwear has been enjoying continued steady growth..

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Tags: Trail Running, Hiking, Urban Outdoor

Posted: 06/08/2017

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Eurobike beefs up the demo area by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Eurobike beefs up the demo area

After huge popularity last year, the demo area is being expanded at Eurobike in Germany this year. With exhibition spaces behind the B-halls — new this year..

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Tags: Bicycles, Mountainbikes, Racing Bikes, Cycle Equipment

Posted: 05/15/2017

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HangOut at OutDoor 2017 by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

HangOut at OutDoor 2017

This year, the Outdoor trade show will focus on having fun and taking time to unwind as well as on devoted adrenalin junkies and outdoor devotees. OutDoor’s..

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Tags: Outdoor Cooking, Games, Demonstrations

Posted: 05/10/2017

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Atkinson signs on with Polar by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Atkinson signs on with Polar

Polar Electro Australia names its newest Australian ambassador, pro athlete and Olympian Courtney Atkinson. Atkinson is a long time user of Polar wearable technology..

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Tags: Courtney Aitkinson, Polar Technology, Triathlete

Posted: 05/03/2017

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Outdoor running: now all in together by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Outdoor running: now all in together

Trade show OutDoor focuses on all running this year and cuts division between trail running and running segments. Trail running is seen as a rapidly growing market..

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Tags: Trail Running, Urban Running, Footwear, Apparel, Trade Shows

Posted: 04/27/2017

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RLWC slams the pedal down by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

RLWC slams the pedal down

New major partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 from October to early December is Isuzu UTE Australia. This year’s tournament, is to be co-hosted by..

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Tags: Rugby League, World Cup, Steeden, Isuzu

Posted: 04/24/2017

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Juniors all get to bat, bowl and run by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Juniors all get to bat, bowl and run

Junior cricket in Australia will be transformed next summer to deliver a game for all to have a go and then go home. The new format “allows more fun, action..

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Tags: Cricket Fun, Bat, Bowl

Posted: 04/10/2017

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Obstacle races with added mud by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Obstacle races with added mud

Fastest growing mass participation sport in the UK is mud runs, according to the BBC. Writers Neil Heath and Andrew Aloia reported in late March “on the growth..

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Tags: Water, Fire, Mud, Tough Mudder

Posted: 04/05/2017

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Bow wow: IWA claims records by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Bow wow: IWA claims records

The IWA OutdoorClassics enters its 44th year with a new record of 1,515 exhibitors., with most coming from outside Germany. Eight out of ten exhibiting companies..

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Tags: Archery, Shooting, Outdoor Equipment, Security

Posted: 03/05/2017

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Adding  Aussie Spirit to Chicago Bandits by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Adding Aussie Spirit to Chicago Bandits

Aussie Spirit girls will train with the Chicago Bandits, current US national fastpitch champions, in a deal signed by Softball Australia. The deal is “ one..

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Tags: Pastpitch, Softball, Spirit Players, Olympics

Posted: 03/05/2017

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Ispo Beijing sets lucky 13 records by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Ispo Beijing sets lucky 13 records

Chilly Beijing was the home for the 13th Ispo Beijing multi-sport trade show, breaking a record with more than 40,000 visitors. Held from February 15 to 18, visitors..

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Tags: Outdoor, Water Sports, Ball Sports, Fitness

Posted: 02/24/2017

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Win an Outdoor award by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Win an Outdoor award

Have you an exciting new product to enter for the the OutDoor Industry Award 2017? All “manufacturers, designers,developers, importers, start-ups, sales..

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Tags: Backpacks, Footwear, Tents, Sleeping Bags

Posted: 02/08/2017

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Dates nailed for ORA 2017 by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Dates nailed for ORA 2017

Outdoor Retailer Australia trade show will return to Sydney’s Moore Park in June  this year. Due to overseas trade show movements, the Outdoor Retailer..

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Tags: Tents, Backpacks, Watersports, Bicycles, Apparel, Footwear

Posted: 02/02/2017

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Ispo exhibitors reach a new record by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Ispo exhibitors reach a new record

Organisers of the “largest sports business trade fair in the world” claim a record number of exhibitors at Ispo Munich next week. And the huge number..

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Tags: Sports, Snowsports, Apparel, Footwear, Backpacks

Posted: 01/31/2017

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‘All change at Outdoor Retailer show’ by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

‘All change at Outdoor Retailer show’

Sportslink’s European correspondent Hank Aldrich reports on his impressions of the US Outdoor Retailer trade show, held in Salt Lake City earlier this month: “In..

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Tags: Snow, Apparel, Boots, Business Models

Posted: 01/18/2017

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Aussie Open: oldies watch, young play by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Aussie Open: oldies watch, young play

Australian Open tennis viewers are a different breed to Aussies who play tennis, reports the latest findings from Roy Morgan. Nearly one-third of Aussies aged..

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Tags: Tennis, Players, Spectators

Posted: 01/17/2017

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Bushwalking, shopping: what’s not to like? by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Bushwalking, shopping: what’s not to like?

In good news for retailers, particularly outdoor retailers, bushwalking and shopping are among the most popular activities for Aussies on holidays. So says a Roy..

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Tags: Survey, Roymorgan, Nationalparks, Bushwalking

Posted: 01/12/2017

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Great Day: Nike signs Aussie golfer Jason by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Great Day: Nike signs Aussie golfer Jason

News had broken a couple of months ago that Nike would sign a multi-million deal with top Aussie golfer Jason Day. Now, Nike has announced the sponsorship and..

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Tags: Golf Apparel, Footwear, Headwear, Accessories

Posted: 01/04/2017

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It’s the golf club that counts by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

It’s the golf club that counts

Golf is Australia’s second most popular sport played in a club by adults and children and the most popular just for adults. Golf has more club-based players..

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Tags: Golf Clubs, Equipment, Organised Sports

Posted: 12/29/2016

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Zhik at helm for four more by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Zhik at helm for four more

Australian Sailing has agreed four more years with apparel specialist Zhik as official partner. Zhik will continue to outfit the Australian Sailing Team for on-water..

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Tags: Helm, Wetweather Gear, Sailing Apparel

Posted: 12/23/2016

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Surfing, skateboarding kick off new series by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Surfing, skateboarding kick off new series

A new partnership between footwear brand Vans and the Australian Open of Surfing brings premier action sports competition to Sydney. It’s..

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Tags: Bmx, Skateiboarding, Surfing, Manly Beach

Posted: 12/15/2016

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Choice helps consumers choose rashies by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Choice helps consumers choose rashies

Nothing if not topical, consumer group Choice put nine brands of rash vests to the test, and reports the results. Testing found that while all passed with flying..

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Tags: Rashies, Sunprotection, Chlorine Resistant

Posted: 12/15/2016

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Ispo Shanghai adds tech to next show by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Ispo Shanghai adds tech to next show

Ispo Shanghai will add the new trade show "Sports Tech Asia" to the mix in 2017.  As a joint venture of Messe München and Adsale Exhibition Services,..

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Tags: Sportstech, Tradeshow, Visitors, Snowsports

Posted: 12/13/2016

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New show for paddlesports by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

New show for paddlesports

Next year, the international paddlesport community will have its own trade show, to be held in Wisconsin in September. From 2018, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market..

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Tags: Canoe, Kayak, Paddlesports

Posted: 12/01/2016

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Why golf is good for you by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Why golf is good for you

Playing a sport is very good for you but golf is best of all, according to the latest Roy Morgan Research data. Sport is widely acknowledged to have benefits beyond..

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Tags: Research, Mentalhealth, Depression

Posted: 11/17/2016

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Noosa Tri breaks records in the sun by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Noosa Tri breaks records in the sun

Among the special moments at the Noosa Multi-Sport Festival was Ashleigh Gentle’s third consecutive elite triathlon win. After a disappointing Olympic debut,..

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Tags: Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Swim Ashleigh Gentle, Dan Wilson

Posted: 10/31/2016

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More mountain bikers join the club by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

More mountain bikers join the club

Mountain Bike Australia has seen a significant increase in membership over the past 15 months, growing more than 20 percent. The biggest growth has been in recreational..

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Tags: Cycling, Mountain Bking, Health, Lifestyle

Posted: 10/30/2016

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Sleeping bags: those outdoor essentials by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Sleeping bags: those outdoor essentials

A good sleeping bag is essential to enjoying the outdoor experience in comfort, whatever the climate. Trends in sleeping bags continue to follow fashion as well..

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Tags: Camping, Hiking, Expeditions, Climbing

Posted: 10/26/2016

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Merchandise specialist lands GC2018 by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Merchandise specialist lands GC2018

Sport and entertainment merchandise specialist Trofe Australia is signed up for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games . The Manly, NSW-based company will supply..

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Tags: Keyrings, Medals, Wristbands, Licensed Product

Posted: 10/24/2016

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Eureka! Getting to the top first by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Eureka! Getting to the top first

The annual race up the 1,642 stairs at Melbourne’s tallest building, means runners reach the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. The Eureka..

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Tags: Stairclimb, Fitness Running, Charity Fundraising

Posted: 09/30/2016

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Asia Bike: more demo days indoors by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Asia Bike: more demo days indoors

More than 6,700 trade visitors viewed the latest products from 321 cycling brands at the Asia Bike trade show in China this month. The trade show was held in the..

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Tags: Bikes, Triathlons, China, Asia Bike2016

Posted: 09/23/2016

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Inflatable court boosts Bocce games by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Inflatable court boosts Bocce games

An inflatable bocce court produced by a NZ company will ‘revolutionise the global sport of bocce’. Chair of the Special Olympics Bocce sports resource..

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Tags: Bocce, Petanque, Inflatable Courts

Posted: 09/15/2016

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e-bikes are big stars at Eurobike by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

e-bikes are big stars at Eurobike

Eurobike attracted many consumers for the accompanying cycle festival as well as the trade when 42,720 industry visitors came to Germany’s Lake Constance..

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Tags: Tradeshow, Eurobike, Cycling

Posted: 09/07/2016

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Neoprene-free wetsuits take to waves by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Neoprene-free wetsuits take to waves

Outdoor brand Patagonia claims release of the first neoprene-free wetsuit, with recycled polyester linings. Winning an award at Ispo Munich earlier this year,..

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Tags: Surf, Sup, Triathlon, Kayaking

Posted: 09/06/2016

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Ride to the Gong already gearing up by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Ride to the Gong already gearing up

Join 10,000 other cyclists on the annual Ride to the Gong and raise funds for MS sufferers. This year, the scenic community bike ride is celebrating 35 years and..

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Tags: Gong, Cycle, Ride, Ms

Posted: 08/18/2016

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‘Cool stuff’ at Outdoor Retailer expo by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

‘Cool stuff’ at Outdoor Retailer expo

Outdoor Retailer, claimed to be the largest summer and winter outdoor gear, apparel, accessories and technology trade show in the USA has just closed. Reports..

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Tags: Footwear, Sup, Kayak

Posted: 08/10/2016

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Surf Expo: many new exhibitors to see by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Surf Expo: many new exhibitors to see

Surf Expo claims to be the largest and longest-running watersports and beach/resort lifestyle trade show in the world and it is gearing up for its September event. Held..

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Tags: Surf, Kayak, Canoe, Swimwear

Posted: 08/10/2016

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Eurobike show to celebrate silver by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Eurobike show to celebrate silver

Eurobike 2016 will be celebrating its silver anniversary expo at Friedrichshafen with top brands on show. A big jubilee party, 1,350 exhibitors and a seminar programme..

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Tags: Bicycles, E-bikes, Mountainbikes

Posted: 08/04/2016

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Outdoor show pulls in global visitors by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Outdoor show pulls in global visitors

OutDoor show reports that visitors from more than 90 countries were among the almost 22,000 visiting the show in Germany last week. All 12 exhibition halls and..

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Tags: Outdoor, Tents, Jackets, Backpacks

Posted: 07/19/2016

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Aussies star in action sports games by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Aussies star in action sports games

Yesterday marked the first Nitro World Games action sports competition, with Aussie athletes scooping up awards. Held at Salt Lake City in the USA, the competition..

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Tags: Fmx, Bmx, Scooter, Skateboard, Nitro

Posted: 07/18/2016

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Design your own for Tough Mudder 2017 by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Design your own for Tough Mudder 2017

Is it your dream to create the next twisted obstacle for you and your fellow Mudders to tackle in 2017? Now is your chance! Tough Mudder is launching the Extreme..

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Tags: Mud, Obstaclerace, Race

Posted: 07/12/2016

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Tents moments at Asia Outdoor by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Tents moments at Asia Outdoor

The Asia Outdoor show at Nanjing in China pulled in huge numbers of local visitors. However, the number of international brands was down, reports Sportslink’s..

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Tags: Tents, Sup, Kayaks, Tradeshow

Posted: 07/07/2016

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Surfing Australia signs with Nudie by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Surfing Australia signs with Nudie

Nudie Foods and Surfing Australia join in a three year partnership, including naming rights sponsorship of the Australian Boardriders Battle. The Battle is..

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Tags: Boardriders, Surfing, Food, Drinks

Posted: 06/29/2016

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Bad weather but ORA smiling at show close by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Bad weather but ORA smiling at show close

Foul weather was just one of the as problems faced by the Outdoor Retailer Australia show, but by the close there were plenty of smiles to be seen. The three-day..

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Tags: Outdoor

Posted: 06/22/2016

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Check out the latest ORA in Sydney by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Check out the latest ORA in Sydney

Outdoor Retailer Australia will be bringing the best of the best in outdoor leisure and sporting goods back to Sydney’s Moore Park next week. The three day..

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Tags: Outdoor

Posted: 06/20/2016

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Rays to take on adventure market by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Rays to take on adventure market

After a long strategic review of the Rays outdoor stores, the Super Retail Group is looking at a new direction for the brand. The concept is to close or rebrand..

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Tags: Retail, Adventure, Super Retail Group, Outdoor

Posted: 06/20/2016

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Research: Motion control shoes cut injuries by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Research: Motion control shoes cut injuries

Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has concluded that runners wearing motion control shoes are less likely to be injured. Overall injury..

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Tags: Research, Running_shoes

Posted: 06/20/2016

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Half as much Mudder for first-timers by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Half as much Mudder for first-timers

Active lifestyle company Tough Mudder Inc. has responded to Australia’s love for mud with the launch of the new Tough Mudder Half event series. Providing..

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Posted: 06/20/2016

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TaiSPO2017 by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

TaiSPO2017

Visit the TaiSPO website..

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Posted: 12/06/2016

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Product Designer seeks new role by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Product Designer seeks new role

Product/design/marketing professional with a career history in Action Sports apparel/..

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Tags: Productdesigner, Marketing, Brandlicensing

Posted: 07/22/2016

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Chief Executive Officer by Sportslink in Cooran QLD

Chief Executive Officer

Sport NSW Chair Joseph LaPosta has launched a search for a new chief executive who..

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Posted: 03/24/2016

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