Basketball Australia and iAthletic today launched their apparel partnership with the arrival of the first shipment of Boomers singlets to Rebel Stores nationally. Rebel will stock the official Mills and Giddey singlets that will be worn at the FIBA Basketball World Cup next month.
The newly designed uniforms will be worn by all national teams and have been designed taking inspiration from our rich heritage dating back to the 1956 Olympics when our men’s team played in hand-sewn woollen uniforms. The uniforms incorporate an Indigenous strip to acknowledge that our sport is played on the traditional lands of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We respect the significant contribution they have made to our game and our uniforms honour their contribution.
Former Boomers Captain and two-time Olympian Jason Smith who heads up the Senior National Teams for Basketball Australia is excited by the new range.
“We have worked closely with iAthletic over the past six months to design our uniforms, incorporating our history, and player input and sourcing the best materials for elite performance. iAthletic is a 100% Australian-owned company, which was an important consideration for an apparel partner, as our teams represent our country on the world stage. The new uniforms which debuted at the Asia Cup ensure our athletes can perform at their best representing the green and gold with pride,” said Smith.
Managing Director – iAthletic Dave Biwer is a former NBL player and current coach of the Gangarru Men’s 3×3 teams said he is passionate about designing uniforms for elite athletes.
“We kit out thousands of kids playing basketball each week and we pride ourselves on giving everyone who wears IAthletic quality fit for elite athletes. The partnership with Basketball Australia allows us to work with the best athletes in the country and to incorporate the latest technology to ensure our athletes are set up for success.”
We have been a partner of the WNBL for a number of years and to take our partnership across all national teams is a natural step for us. We have developed a large range of gear for the athletes to wear both on and off the court to ensure they are comfortable and ready to play,” said Biwer.
For the first time, basketball will partner with iAthletic to deliver a pop-up store for the fans located on the new basketball court at Knox Westfield from 12-13 August. where the new range can be purchased. Players will be in attendance.
Patty Mills and Josh Giddey singlets are available nationally in Rebel stores nationally. The full range of merchandise is available at the Aussie Basketball Store and at the Boomers’ games at Rod Laver Arena on August 14, 16 and 17.