England’s James Gall has donned the new apparel which will be used by Team England at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
Gall sported the gleaming white kit in front of the Birmingham skyline for the kit’s launch photography alongside Sophie Unwin (para cycling), Craig Bowler (para lawn bowls) and Cyrille Tchatchet II (weightlifting)
Produced by international sportswear brand Kukri, the kit was designed with input from 23 athletes across a range of sports to ensure that the needs and preferences of the competitors are met.
The kit was designed with the core colour pallet of red and white, synonymous with the home nation, and features the subtle use of the St George’s cross – a first for a Team England kit. The cross is also a nod to Birmingham building ‘The Cube’, which has an array of geometric shapes on its exterior and takes inspiration from the host city’s jewellery-making tradition.
Mark England OBE, Chef de Mission at Team England, said: “We know the whole nation will be right behind Team England at the home Games this summer, and it is paramount that our incredible athletes have a kit to match the occasion.
“We were delighted to collaborate with Kukri to provide a kit that embraces Birmingham’s heritage and traditions, while providing our athletes with the highest quality apparel as they endeavour to ‘Bring It Home’.”
Kukri Sports Group executive chairman Andy Ronnie said: “To be able to implement designs, which showcase England, Birmingham and history of our relationship has been brilliant.
“We truly believe that the newly developed range will give the athletes the edge in Birmingham.”