Team England have unveiled their official team uniforms for the Commonwealth Games in Australia next year.
Athletics stars Tom Bosworth and Ellie Faulkner were among those on hand to model the uniforms, as well as gymnastics athlete Matt Whitlock and wrestling star Chloe Spiteri.
The bespoke kit, which has been given a fresh redesign with new tones of charcoal grey and neon red, includes apparel for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as casual pieces for wearing in the Athletes’ Village and other locations while at the Games in Australia.
The unique designs were created with the athletes in mind, while a number of kit panels were held with representatives and athletes from the 18 different sports to share their opinions on what they felt would enhance their performance.
“Putting on a kit to represent your country is a huge honour. What I love most about the kit is that you’ve got the big lion representing England in the best way possible,” said triple Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Olympic champion Max Whitlock.
“When you put on a kit that is so strong and really patriotic and you know that you’re going to go out there feeling like one team, it’s very important. Everyone is going to feel united and part of the team and we will all go out and perform together.”
The kit was designed by Kukri Sports, who will be kitting out England’s largest ever team to represent the nation with over 400 athletes and around 200 officials attending the Games.
England, who wore Kikri’s kit at Glasgow 2014 renewed the deal for Gold Coast 2018.
Andrew Ronnie, Group Executive Chairman of Kukri Sports said: “We pride ourselves on ensuring the Team England athletes look and feel their very best. We feel this will enable them to concentrate on performing to the best of their ability and we can’t wait to see them achieving more gold medals on the podium at the Gold Coast in 2018.”
The kit launch continues England’s preparation for the Games, after Team England named its 75-strong squad for next year.
Adam Gemili, Greg Rutherford, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Dina Asher-Smith are among the names announced earlier this year.
The team will compete in 18 sports, including 38 para medal events which will take place from April 4-15 at a holding camp in Brisbane.