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24 November, 2016 - Diadora, The Official Supplier of Competition & Training wear for the Australian 2018 Commonwealth Games Team

The Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA), Craig Phillips, is pleased to announce Diadora as the Official Competition and Training Wear Supplier for the 2018 Australian Commonwealth Games Team competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

The 2018 Australian Team uniforms will be locally conceptualized and designed by Diadora in close consultation with CGA and their athletes.

Commonwealth Games Australia CEO Craig Phillips said he was pleased to have partnered once again with Diadora after a successful campaign in Glasgow in 2014.

“The feedback we received from our partner sports on the team uniform for 2014 was incredibly positive so we are pleased to have Diadora back on board for Gold Coast 2018.

“Outfitting a team of up to 450 athletes from 18 different sports is not an easy task, but with the experience of 2014, we are confident that Diadora will deliver our team a great uniform that our athletes will be proud to wear.

GC2018 is set to be the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade and Diadora is excited to further its relationship with the Australian Commonwealth Games Team after being the Official Competition and Training Wear Supplier for the Australian team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Diadora Australia Managing Director, Bill Tyson, said his team were proud to be involved with a world-class event and enthusiastic about the opportunities for Diadora resulting from the continued association with the Australian Commonwealth Games Team:

“The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is a wonderful opportunity for Diadora to showcase our capabilities, firstly with world-class product to meet our athlete’s requirements and secondly through a range of supporter wear products for all Australians, to show their support for our team. 

Diadora are proud to have provided the Competition and Training Wear for the Australian Team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It was an amazing experience to watch Australian athletes represent our country and win medals in our kit and we are both grateful and excited about the opportunity of being involved with such a large and important event on home soil in 2018.”  

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman, Peter Beattie AC, welcomed Diadora to the GC2018 sponsor family.

“Diadora has a rich sporting heritage and I look forward to seeing our Australian athletes competing in their Diadora kit come April 2018.

“The GC2018 venues will provide a stunning backdrop for Diadora to show their products to the rest of the Commonwealth.

“The confidence of our commercial partners to invest in GC2018 is crucial to the successful delivery of the Games and I look forward to working with them.”

With GC2018 set to be the most sustainable Commonwealth Games ever held, Diadora is working closely with GOLDOC and the CGA to develop, design and produce a unique and innovative polo shirt that is made of 50% recycled plastic bottles to illustrate the Team’s commitment to a sustainable Games.

Diadora is extremely excited to provide our athletes with technologically advanced competition and training wear, enabling them to perform to the best of their abilities in a home Games, making all of Australia proud.

 

1January, 2016 - Brisbane International Competition

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1May, 2015 - Diadora teams up with Harry Kewell

 

Diadora is pleased to be the supplier of merchandise for the Harry Kewell Academy coaches & online store. The Academy is a long time dream of the sporting star, who is arguably Australia’s greatest football export. Kewell is taking a hands on approach to his Academy with a series of Masterclasses recently rolled out around Australia.  His wish is to develop the skills of all participants and assist them in being the best they can be whilst putting back into grassroots in Australia.  Thousands of kids across the country have already had the HKA experience and plans to develop the Academy program are in progress. Diadora is producing and supplying the kits online, which feature a jersey, shorts and socks, all hand, picked by Harry himself. Other items in the range include HKA exclusive ball, adult polo top, jackets and shorts. For more information on the Harry Kewell Academy http://harrykewellacademy.com/subscribe

 

 

 

23 June, 2014 - Green and gold for Australia’s best in Glasgow

Diadora Official Supplier of Commonwealth Games Competition Training and Delegation Wear

A selection of Australia's best athletes celebrated one-month to go to the Commonwealth Games by getting their first taste of the uniform they will wear in competition in Glasgow.

Designed by Diadora, who make their debut as a sponsor and supplier of Australia's Commonwealth Games team, the competition, training, medal presentation and village wear comprises performance based ‘Diadry' fabrics and designs that will cater for the varying conditions the athletes can expect in Scotland.

Diadora will provide more than 178 individual styles within over 46,000 total uniform items for the expected 417 strong Australian team across 18 sports, in addition to outfitting the additional team officials and support staff that will take the team to close to 600.

The outfit includes a complete range of sport specific uniform components with everything from track and field shorts, tights, singlets and bodysuits to home and away versions of the hockey and netball competition outfits. Wet weather gear crucial for the Scottish summer are included in the team kit, as is striking bright green performance footwear for every athlete.

In addition a team supporters range is now on sale in Diadora's newly opened flagship store at DFO South Wharf, as well as online via www.diadora.com.au from today.

Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen joined a cast of Australian Commonwealth Games athletes who all celebrated ‘one month to go' at the launch.

Breen was brimming with enthusiasm, saying, "It's really exciting to make my sixth senior team this year and to come out in Glasgow wearing an amazing uniform – it's something I'm proud to do."

"It's been the first year I've got myself named in the team, no pressure and no chasing, so I've had the greatest prep. I head overseas next weekend and I can't wait to get out there and start racing, and bring a big performance out in Glasgow," Breen said.

The Canberra based sprinter said her goal was to go one step further than 2010 where she made the semi-final.

"That's the goal, get to that final in Glasgow. I missed Delhi by a few spots. I know I'm a better athlete now, I'm more mature. I was a kid when I went to Delhi, so I'm really excited to get the opportunity. Hopefully the best athletes from the Commonwealth will turn up and it'll be a really fast final."

Australian Diamond and Adelaide Thunderbirds captain Renae Hallinan said actually donning the uniform makes the whole thing feel very real.

"It's been a very exciting process. If you're looking good and feeling good then that's what is going to make us get that gold medal. It's very comfortable, looks great and the entire Australian team are going to look very swish," Hallinan said.

The Australian netball team will look to avenge the defeat at the hands of the New Zealand team in double extra time in Delhi four years ago.

"We haven't had a gold medal in 12 years, so we've been working very, very hard and we're very, very passionate about going over there and putting out our best performance and bringing that gold medal home," Hallinan said.

Team chef de mission and former Commonwealth Games marathon champion Steve Moneghetti is something of an expert on Australian team uniforms, having competed for Australia on 28 occasions, including four Commonwealth Games.

"Fit and function are always at the top of athletes' minds, but how it looks is also crucial," Moneghetti said.

"Personally, I always love it when Australia's uniforms are green and gold, but I also love the touch of blue as a reminder of our flag."

"It's eye-catching and our athletes will be proud to wear this uniform into competition, which is always the ultimate test," Moneghetti added.

Bill Tyson, managing director of Diadora Australia, said the opportunity to outfit an Australian team at the Commonwealth Games was an honour for the company.

"This is Diadora's first sponsorship of the Commonwealth Games team and we are extremely proud to be outfitting our country's finest athletes on the elite stage," Tyson said.

"We were always confident that our performance apparel will meet the requirements of Australia's best athletes, as performance is at the heart of the Diadora ethos, but at the top of our mind was providing competition uniforms that our Australian athletes are proud to wear – and we feel we have achieved that goal."

"Mona has mentioned the touch of blue, but for us it has a dual meaning given Diadora's Italian heritage, which is something we are very proud of."

Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive officer Perry Crosswhite said it was exciting to see the new partnership become a reality.

"Congratulations to Diadora on the effort and energy they have put into outfitting the team and their support of Australia's athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."

"We are also delighted that a team supporters range will be available, it looks fantastic and I'm sure we will see many Australian sports fans in the stands in Glasgow wearing the supporter's kit," Crosswhite said.

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games marks the third time the Games have been staged in Scotland. Edinburgh previously hosted the 1970 and 1986 Games.

The Games begin on Wednesday 23 July and continue to Sunday 3 August 2014.

4 January, 2014 - Diadora announces sponsorship deal with Movistar Team

Movistar

Diadora and Movistar Team have today signed a three-year sponsorship deal (commencing January 2014), which will see 2013’s best cycling team in the world wearing the Italian sports brand’s newest technological jewel – the Vortex Pro racing shoe - during all competitions next season.

This highly advanced cycling shoe represents Diadora’s top of the range model thanks to its snug midfoot fit and comfort, whilst binding the heel and retaining plantar support which favours maximum yield while pedalling.

The double Boa ® closure allows millimetre-like accuracy when fastening the shoe. Diadora’s internationally trademarked NET Breathing System (TM) technology increases the capacity of transpiration from the sole, preventing moisture, mud and other external elements from penetrating inside the shoe, thus keeping the foot dry.

A specialised design of the sole’s ‘space frame’ and layers of 100% carbon fibre 3K joined together have minimised the weight and thickness of the shoe, maintaining perfect rigidity for direct thrust and effective power transmission.

International sports brand Diadora has a long and prestigious history in the professional cycling, and continues to invest in it the sport today both by researching the most technologically advanced solutions for racers, and by supporting the best athletes in the world. The decision to partner with Movistar Team epitomises this commitment to cycling on the elite stage.

As part of the sponsorship alliance, Movistar Team will also wear a fully personalized and branded Movistar Team “tempo libero” collection.

Movistar Team has a prestigious history, ranked 1st in the World Tour 2013 with 30 victories in 2012 and 30 in the 2013 season. It has more than 85,000 active followers and six communication channels. Founded in 1980, the team has also claimed 7 Tour de France victories (Miguel Indurain, Pedro Delgado, Oscar Pereiro), 2 Giro de Italia, 3 Vuelta a España, Hour World Record, and more than 600 victories.

Diadora is an Italian sports brand borne in 1948 and is a proud sponsor of Australian cycling champion Cadel Evans.
For more information visit www.diadora.com.au

1 January, 2014 - Diadora, The Official Supplier of Competition, Training and Delegation wear for the Australian 2014 Commonwealth Games Team

Commonwealth Games Australia

Performance sports brand Diadora is delighted to announce its partnership with the Australian Commonwealth Games team for Scotland 2014, signing on this week as its Official Supplier of Competition, Training and Delegation wear.

As a brand committed to offering the Australian community great value performance sportswear for the whole family, Diadora is proud to cement its credibility as a performance athletic brand through an alignment with athletes at an elite level such as this.

Diadora's investment in sport has been unwavering over the years, with modern day Aussie heroes Cadel Evans and AFL players Dane Swan, Lenny Hayes and Dan Hannebery joining past legends such as Bjorn Borg, Sebastian Coe and Roberto Baggio, who have all competed on the elite stage in Diadora footwear.

Diadora will utilise the brand’s Italian heritage to influence its design process and styling, but will ultimately manage the production of the Australian team uniform from its Melbourne headquarters.

Overland Group is the exclusive distributor and licensee for Diadora in Australia, with MD Bill Tyson confirming his delight at the announcement.

"Diadora is honoured to have been chosen as the Official Supplier of Competition, Training and Delegation wear to the 2014 Australian Commonwealth Games Team. We look forward to the great challenge of outfitting Australia's best athletes in Glasgow next year. We hope the long tradition of Australia's success at the Commonwealth Games continues and as a result, that we see plenty of Diadora on the winner's podium in Scotland!"
ACGA CEO Perry Crosswhite AM was also enthusiastic.

"Diadora is an international brand that has worked with some of the world's top athletes so it understands what is needed to provide high quality competition and training wear."
"We look forward to working with Diadora and thank Bill and the company for their outstanding support of the 2014 Australian Team which will compete in Glasgow next year."
For media enquiries please contact:
Diadora PR/Marketing, Sally Richardson T: 0425 776 947 e: sallyr@diadora.com.au
web: www.diadora.com.au


Bottles of AustraliaIn partnership with Diadora supporting the Australian Commonwealth Games Team - Glasgow 2014