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Play Hard Sports Equipment partners with Gill Athletics

Play Hard Sports Equipment partners with Gill Athletics
June 19, 2016

Gold Coast-based Play Hard Sports equipment has announced the signing of a long-term licensing agreement with Gill Athletics in the USA, the world’s largest athletic equipment manufacturer, that will allow Gill to manufacture and distribute the Play Hard Sports’ Thor and Apollo range of athletic throwing cage in North America.

The new cages, designed on the Gold Coast, and are the latest innovation in throwing cage design worldwide.

Announcing the licensing deal, Play Hard Sports Equipment owner Trevor Bowman stated “we’re honored to partner with Gill Athletics USA with the exclusivity of the premium THOR ™ hammer cages into the North American market.

“We are thrilled to design a world-class athletics asset that we know Gill will promote exclusively to the North American market.”

The partnership with Gill Athletics is one of several export opportunities that has arisen from exhibiting at two Trade Shows, the FSB Expo in Cologne last October and the American Sports Builders Conference in Pheonix Arizona last December.

The new athletics cages and the Excalibur internal winder tennis net posts were exhibited at both exhibitions and the first export order for tennis posts has been sent to Muscat, Oman for the refurbishment of the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.

Interest from wholesalers and tennis court builders in the USA has lead Play Hard Sports to assembling a container of tennis posts which will be delivered to the US in late August 2016.

Bowman added “the interest in our product from agents and representatives overseas is due to the ... point of difference our cages and tennis posts provide compared to existing products.

“Everyone is looking for something different and they all want a competitive edge. Fortunately, we have two products that can fill their needs.”

Established in 1993, Play Hard Sports Equipment design and manufacture sports equipment at their Burleigh Heads base, complying with the rules and regulations of the relevant sport’s governing body as well as national and state government regulations.

Their range includes in-stadium, club level and recreational sporting equipment for sports such as tennis, basketball, rugby, AFL, athletics, football, futsal, hockey, badminton, cricket, netball and volleyball.

Some of Play Hard Sports asset placements have been at Sydney Olympic Park, the Queensland Tennis Centre, the Robina Cbus Stadium on the Gold Coast and the Runaway Bay Sports Centre -  the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games' premier training facility. 

Click here to contact Play Hard Sports via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Main image: A Thor 10 Hammer Discus cage as installed at the Runaway Bay Sports and Leadership Excellence Centre.



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