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Holden to swim between the flags

Surf Life Saving Australia has inked a announced a new national partnership partnership with automotive heavyweight Holden.

Booze, smokes, sport down, obesity up

The levels of obesity in Australia are set to rise, as participation in sport is reported to decline, says research.

Christmas NY sales 'a mixed bag'

New players in the Australian retail market, aggressive sales tactics and substantial boosts in online sale numbers are among the many impacts on Christmas NY sales figures.

ASICS adds Djokovic to star roster

ASICS highlights its focus on tennis with the signing of Novak Djokovic to a global performance and lifestyle footwear deal.

Cricket Australia and Milo say goodnight

Cricket Australia and Milo end their 25 years of partnership with junior participation programmes at the close of the 2017-18 cricket season.

Women's Tour gets a hand from UniSA

The University of South Australia is building on its partnership with the Santos Tour Down Under by becoming the naming rights partner for the national women's team this year.

Sports facilities forecast 'to fly this year'

Research company IBISWorld forecasts that sports and recreation facilities operation will be a profitable sector in 2017-18.

ASICS' Russell calls time on career

New Zealanders have been known to call Australia its western island, but the pull of home is strong for Allan Russell.

JAKO signs football club partnerships

Custom sportswear brand JAKO has signed two club partnerships to launch the brand into Australia.

Women choose gyms over team sports

Women are not less active than men - the data says they are more! - it's just that they do not like to be organised.

Airline to cut Aussie sport sponsorships

Emirates is reviewing its Aussie sports sponsorships and will drop the Australian golf Open after a decade, reports The Australian newspaper.

Smart tech on show at Taispo 2018

Smart technology for sports and fitness equipment design. will be on display at the TaiSPO trade show in March in Taiwan.

Tralaggan signs as face of Wattbike

Johnson Health Tech Australia has signed former elite road cyclist Joanne Tralaggan as brand ambassador for Wattbike.

Decathlon store shows how it's done

Not quite 24/7 but certainly 19/7 - these are the opening hours for the new, and first, Decathlon store in Australia.

Rebel: merger 'completed on schedule'

The conversion of Amart Sports stores into Rebel stores has met with a widespread "positive response."

Football codes go all out for digital

As the golden days of multimillion TV rights deals begin to recede, football codes are moving further to futureproof the loss of broadcasting revenue.

'Our strategies are staying true to sport'

Intersport Australia has many new strategies in the pipeline, including e-commerce and visual merchandising training schemes but also places a high value on consistency.

Canterbury says it has the Blues, again

Canterbury recognises the need to develop the toughest jerseys to stand up to the rigours of Origin football, and says " We are proud to return as the official kit supplier of the NSW Blues for 2018.

Understanding the Amazon effect

Keynoters at the ASGA meeting addressed the subject that is top of sports industry minds: the impact the arrival of Amazon will have on retail and wholesale.

SportsPower 'proud' of Dockland store

Melbourne's Docklands has become an exciting new business centre, and ARL is joining right in.

Decathlon names the big day, at last

French retail group Decathlon has finally named the day for "its grand opening" in Australia - December 5.

Everlast boxes clever with the Magpies

The worlds of boxing and AFL have merged with a new partnership between Everlast and Collingwood FC.

Wholesale apparel 'hit by online growth'

Online sales have hit apparel wholesaling hard in Australia, along with the decline in retail.

ISPO: Fashionable women love sneakers

Women's sneakers are booming with fashionable sports shoes in more demand than high-heels.

Wallabies kick on with Opro mouthguards

Rugby Australia has renewed its partnership with Opro mouthguards for four more years.

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 of sport in schools.

Andon swings and bounces into NZ

After a decade in business, Brisbane-based Joe Andon has launched his new Vuly swing sets and trampolines to New Zealand, via the rest of the world.

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.

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.

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 just why they do.

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