Aussies take gold look for 2018 Comm Games

Posted on 12/17/2018

n athletes have revealed their Gold Coast Commonwealth Games uniforms.’s uniforms for this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast have been revealed with a bright golden focus.

The competition and ceremonial wear for ‘s 470-strong team was revealed on the Gold Coast on Friday.

While the uniforms for the opening ceremony feature grey pants and skirts and green blazers, the competition wear has a heavy focus on n gold.

Netballer Gabi Simpson couldn’t be happier with how the team’s netball uniforms have come out, believing the bright yellow kit will be a boost on the court.

“The more gold and bright the better in my eyes,” Ms Simpson told AAP.

“That just brings that extra intimidation factor on court and that’s what we want.

“We want when someone has the ball in their hands that all they can see is yellow.”

Commonwealth Games chief executive Craig Phillips described the uniforms as “fun and fresh” at Friday’s unveiling.

“We really feel that we have created a uniform that befits the honour of representing on the world stage but has a casual, contemporary twist that is at home on the Gold Coast,” Mr Phillips said.

Diadora produced the competition wear, while n brand R.M. Williams delivered the uniforms for the opening and closing ceremonies.

The ceremonial uniforms are adorned with Indigenous artwork throughout designed by Brisbane-based artist Jenna Lee.

Ms Lee said it was fitting for n athletes to wear outfits featuring designs from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

“To have athletes coming from different backgrounds, different sports, different places and families, coming together represent , also proudly wearing Aboriginal culture I think is incredibly important and meaningful for these Commonwealth Games,” she said.