By Gary Anderson

November 28 - Glasgow 2014 has unveiled the new range of Team Scotland leisurewear which is availbale for fans to buy online and in selected retail stores ©Glasgow 2014Supporters of Team Scotland have the chance to get decked out in team coloured leisurewear as the new collection was launched today by three of the country's top athletes hoping to make an impact at the Games next year.

Charline Joiner, Samantha Kinghorn and Guy Learmonth were on-hand to showcase the new clothing range produced by Glasgow 2014 organisers that includes tee-shirts, hoodies and polo-shirts.

Scottish 800 metres national champion Learmonth was impressed with the new designs and hopes fans will get behind the team in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games next year by getting kitted out in the new gear.

"To be involved in a home Games, as my first major competition, is a dream," said the 21-year-old.

"Seeing the recent interest in tickets for Glasgow 2014 just shows how excited people are about the Games.

"This new range of Team Scotland merchandise is brilliant.

"It would be incredible to see people lending their support by wearing it."

Wheelchair racer Kinghorn has burst onto the scene in recent months, finishing second in the under-17 event at the Mini London Marathon earlier this year, and with her place already confirmed for Glasgow, she cannot wait to get out and compete in front of the home crowds next summer.

"For my first Games to be a home Games will be a really special experience for me," said the 17-year-old who was paralysed following an accident at her home near the Scottish Borders in 2010.

"I am currently training six days a week and with less than a year to go it is really now becoming a reality.

"Seeing people wearing the Team Scotland range will be a real boost for the host nation athletes and is a great way of showing support."

From left to right: Charline Joiner, Samantha Kinghorn and Guy Learmonth showcase the new range of Team Scotland leisurewear ©Glasgow2014From left to right: Charline Joiner, Samantha Kinghorn and Guy Learmonth showcase the new range of Team Scotland leisurewear ©Glasgow2014

The new Team Scotland leisurewear range will be available online and in major high street retail outlets including Glasgow Life museums, Visit Scotland outlets and in World Duty Free shops at both Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports.

Glasgow 2014 confirmed that orders will be processed from the end of this month and the full range is available online by clicking here.

"We are delighted with the exciting new range of Team Scotland merchandise that has been produced by Glasgow 2014 in our traditional team colours and bearing our distinctive logo," said Michael Cavanagh, chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland.

"It is the perfect opportunity for the whole of Scotland to get behind the team, show their support and play their part in the team's success.

"Without exception our athletes are all talking about the importance of home support and I know that Scotland has the best supporters in the world and will do us proud next year."

Joiner, who won cycling team sprint silver at Delhi 2010, Kinghorn, Learmonth and the rest of the Team Scotland athletes will be wearing Asics kit during Games' time after the Japanese firm were confirmed as official kit suppliers to the team in September.

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