Words: Staff Writers
Gold Coast City FC is delighted to announce it has partnered with Sportsclique Australia to supply Puma match apparel for its men’s teams for the remainder of the 2017 season.
The exciting and dynamic new playing apparel is set to make its competitive debut in Gold Coast City’s blockbuster Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 tie against Western Knights on August 2nd.
Amongst the key elements of the new designs is a bright and bold colour scheme and the introduction of stripes to both home and away shirts in recognition of the club’s history and association with Palm Beach Soccer Club.
Sportsclique is an exclusive licensed distributor for global sporting brands, including Puma, and the deal will see the new apparel manufactured at their Gold Coast factory.
As part of the partnership the Sportsclique logo will appear on the sleeve of the new playing shirts.
Sportsclique Australia owner and general manager, Joel Grenell, said his company is excited by the opportunity to kit out the Gold Coast’s leading football club.
“Sportsclique, in partnership with Puma team wear, are delighted to being going into partnership with Gold Coast City FC,” Grenell said.
“We were super impressed when we sat down with the club on its vision for the future, as well as being impressed at the club’s current standing not only in Queensland football, but in Australian football.”
“Gold Coast is an iconic city of Australia, and we want to be a big part of that by making the club look it's best in the Puma brand.”
Founded in 1948 in Germany, Puma is one of the world’s most respected football equipment manufacturers recognised for high quality products and cutting-edge designs.
Puma is associated with some of the world’s premier football brands including the Italian and Uruguayan national teams, European powerhouse clubs Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, as well as current Hyundai A-League Champions Sydney FC.
Gold Coast City FC Director of Operations, Joel Mulvenney, said the new partnership is another step forward in the club’s continued drive for excellence.
“We are delighted by the partnership with Sportsclique Australia and Puma and believe our fans will be too,” Mulvenney explained.
“It is an acknowledgement of the growing recognition of the Gold Coast City brand that a company of such standing want to be involved with us.”
“This new range of apparel will not only make a strong visual statement for our brand but also reinforce our club’s current standing and future promise,” he said.
“Our board and staff have big ambitions for this club and it is important that every presentation of its brand reflect that - both on and off the field.”
“We have been working very hard behind the scenes in that respect and this new apparel partnership will provide a visual statement of the gains we are making ahead of many more exciting announcements in the future,” he concluded.
The new kits will be unveiled to media and fans in the days prior to Gold Coast City’s Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 clash with Western Knights.