Leading Australian sport and entertainment merchandise provider Trofe Australia is on board for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
The Manly-based global leader in licensed and custom merchandise will supply GC2018 products including pins, badges, keyrings, wristbands, pendants and pet tags.
Trofe Australia Managing Director Robyn Oltvanyi said it was exciting to be producing a range of merchandise for a Commonwealth Games on Australian soil.
“We have developed merchandise for a number of high profile sporting events including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Cricket World Cup 2015, and the chance to provide a collectable memento for spectators, athletes and fans of GC2018 will be a lasting legacy for our business.
“To put things into perspective, we produced over 1,000 designs for Sydney 2000, with a total of 30 million units, and we’re expecting a significant production for the Commonwealth Games,” Ms Oltvanyi said.
Trofe Australia has been granted the right to produce and sell GC2018 licensed product through the GC2018 master licensee MATEVENTS.
Ms Oltvanyi added Trofe Australia has already started developing a number of concepts and is working closely with Games staff to bring these designs to life.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said he is thrilled to have Trofe Australia involved in GC2018.
“Renowned for creative and unique designs of the highest quality, there is no doubting the quality of their products, the brands, organisations and events they have worked with,” Mr Beattie said.
“Trofe Australia products have become synonymous with major events and it’s fitting we have them on board.”
Mr Beattie added that the merchandise was another opportunity to tell the story of the Gold Coast and the Games, and provide a lasting memory for those who visit the city.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held from 4-15 April, 2018.
For more information, visit gc2018.com.