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KooGa to kit out the Brumbies

By johnboy - 5 October 2009 42

The Brumbies have announced that they (and their fans) are going to be kitted out by the up and coming KooGa from next year.

Any sports apparel experts with opinions on KooGa out there?

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42 Responses to
KooGa to kit out the Brumbies
johnboy 8:48 am 06 Oct 09

Well then Mred, your understanding in infantile.

You might have noticed the electricity privatisation debate, essentially an effort to finally pay off the howling black hole of the olympics, has been running rather longer than the GFC.

mred 8:46 am 06 Oct 09

JB – “. . .the Olympics converted NSW from the economic powerhouse of the nation to a ruined basket case “.

Did you pull that out of a cereal box? My understanding is that NSW is currently flagging due to it’s enormous financial services industry meltdown (There haven’t been too many people throwing money into the share market / super over the last 18 months) and a massive housing bubble halt (soon to be bust).

Eyeball In A Quart J 8:43 am 06 Oct 09

Haven’t we already been over this discussion?

The money that the ACT Government loaned out to the Brumbies was for the local junior development programs that would’ve suffered from the collapse of ISC.

Growling Ferret 7:56 am 06 Oct 09

“Are you also against the many millions in tourist dollars (and the multiplier effect of those dollars on our local economy) that the sport brings to Canberra every year? Maybe, based on the same argument, we should also never host events like the Olympics in Australia again?”

MRed

I didn’t and still don’t believe the ACT Govt should have used $700k of ACT taxpayers dollars to bail out a professional sporting organisation who failed to receive promised sponsorship dollars.

I am into assistance for sporting events – I supported the Canberra 400 even though it was the wrong event in the wrong location at the wrong time of the year. I support the ACT Government paying $500k per annum to bring AFL to Canberra, accepting it is the going rate for AFL matches these days.

I support the subsidising of professional sport at Bruce – league, union, soccer. But paying out $20 for every man woman and child of the ACT to bail out a sporting team because the club failed to do the required checks on the sponsoring business to see if they were a viable entity – no thanks.

ps – Kooga make nice looking kits. I assume there will be a slight change in design again this year to promote new kit sales?

johnboy 7:19 am 06 Oct 09

Considering the Olympics converted NSW from the economic powerhouse of the nation to a ruined basket case you might want to choose your examples more carefully.

The economic case for subsidy of professional sport is pretty unconvincing.

mred 6:43 am 06 Oct 09

dvaey said – ‘Im an anti ‘lets spend tax money propping up a business running at a loss’ type.’

Are you also against the many millions in tourist dollars (and the multiplier effect of those dollars on our local economy) that the sport brings to Canberra every year? Maybe, based on the same argument, we should also never host events like the Olympics in Australia again?

The Brumbies bring a bit of life to Canberra, as well as a lot of economic sense.

Maze 5:45 am 06 Oct 09

You can’t quantify what having a sporting team like the Brumbies associated with Canberra, does for the town. Why just having ACT Brumbies as the name … oh wait.

well, if we didn’t give them money, they’d never be able to afford quality staff, players, playing arenas, accountants … oh wait.

Its not the sponsors shortfalls, its the club that need to be accountable for shortfalls

dvaey 9:41 pm 05 Oct 09

vg said :

But I’m gathering you’re one of those anti-sport types

Im an anti ‘lets spend tax money propping up a business running at a loss’ type. Not anti sport, just anti commercialised sport that always seems to need handouts, but the brumbies arent alone in that category.

2604 9:33 pm 05 Oct 09

bd84 said :

The Storm’s kit is produced by Kooga, perhaps some good luck will rub off on the Brumbies?

That would be a distinct possibility – if the Brumbies could also attract players as skillful as Billy Slater and Greg Inglis.

KooGa are quite big in the UK but only do a couple of NRL teams – from memory, the Storm and Newcastle. The main distinguishing feature of their jerseys is that, rather than printing the design onto the jersey, KooGa sews the design on – ie each colour on the jersey is a separate, sewn-in panel. Looks classy.

bd84 7:26 pm 05 Oct 09

The Storm’s kit is produced by Kooga, perhaps some good luck will rub off on the Brumbies?

vg 3:33 pm 05 Oct 09

jackal said :

KooGa? Maybe cougar Charmyne Palavi could be the face of the company, given she has (had) ties to the Brumbies.

Boom, boom.

Well played that man

vg 3:32 pm 05 Oct 09

If you knew what you were talking about you’d know that the new sponsors won’t make up the old sponsors shortfalls.

But I’m gathering you’re one of those anti-sport types

jackal 3:29 pm 05 Oct 09

KooGa? Maybe cougar Charmyne Palavi could be the face of the company, given she has (had) ties to the Brumbies.

dvaey 1:39 pm 05 Oct 09

So does this mean they’ll be refunding the $700k they grabbed from the ACT government (and their fans) after International Sporting Clothing stopped supplying them? Something tells me, I dont think we should hold our breath.

Eyeball In A Quart J 1:13 pm 05 Oct 09

There’s already pictures on the site with some players in the new kit.

The Wallabies and the Reds are also going with Kooga.

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