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Football and 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.


GLC now becomes Implus Australia

Global Leisure Concepts has been acquired by US company Implus LLC, owner of several brands it had been distributing here.


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 the wall.


Major brands in hunt for store space

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


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.


Apparel experts forecasts on activewear

Experts from some of Australia's leading apparel companies have contributed to the activewear research project established by ASGA.


Netball pushes the cute factor

Netball Australia shines a light on "netball's little heroes" in its latest television commercial.


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.


JD Sports gets ready to open stores

JD Sports is advertising for store staff in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast.


Steeden kicks off as world cup ball

Official match ball for this year's Rugby League World Cup has been launched by Steeden, for use by the men's and women's tournaments.


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.


SportsPower celebrates equipment, suppliers

The last hardgoods conference to be held in February by ARL's sports brands was deemed a great success.


ASGA on LVT: demise one step closer

Today Treasurer Scott Morrison introduced a bill to scrap the Low Value Tax Threshold into Parliament and the Australian Sporting Goods Association is delighted.


XBlades to dress three AFL clubs

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


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.


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 success.


Christmas sales numbers show some growth

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


Rebel takes to field with AFLwomen

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 and Carlton.


Recovery footwear set to benefit all runners

Recovery footwear brand OOFOS is bringing all its technology and expertise to benefit Aussie runners.


BLK's new owners name old team

Now under new owners and with a new name, Gold Coast-based sportswear brand BLK will go forward.


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" at RCG Brands to move on to what he says will be the next chapter.


Dolphins take to pool in Arena now

Swimming Australia has signed a four year deal with Arena swimwear as the new sponsor of the Dolphins swim team.


GPI building on firm fitness foundation

Jamie Gordon wins a vote of confidence from his team at GPI Sports and Fitness in Melbourne's Mulgrave where he is a talented General Manager.


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.


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.


Marketing spend to build fitness expo

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


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.


Gender vital in online shopping styles

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.


Dolphins to take off their Speedos now

After more than 50 years, Swimming Australia and Speedo have announced that their long-standing partnership will end and a new partner announced next month.


Zhik at helm for four more years

Australian Sailing has agreed four more years with apparel specialist Zhik as official partner.


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