Commonwealth Games England has renewed its partnership with sportswear company Kukri ©CGE

Commonwealth Games England (CGE) has renewed its official partnership with Kukri to supply competition and delegation sportswear to the whole of its teams for the next two years, including the Gold Coast 2018. 

The partnership has been announced with exactly two years to go until the start of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where England will be hoping to achieve similar success to Glasgow 2014.

They were the most successful ever for England, with a total of 174 medals, including 58 gold, as England finished top overall for the first time since the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. 

The partnership sees the Preston-based Kukri continue to supply sportswear to athletes in 18 different sports following on from Glasgow 2014 and 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.

As part of the agreement, Kukri will supply product to over 600 England athletes and coaches competing in Gold Coast 2018, as well as the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

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England finished top of the medals table at Glasgow 2014 for the first time in 28 years ©Getty Images

“Topping the kind of performance that Team England delivered in Glasgow is a tough challenge and CGE is determined to try and build on this success and continue to grow as a leading English sporting organisation," said Paul Blanchard, chief executive of CGE. 

We are confident that having the support of Kukri, and their fantastic kit, will enable us to achieve great success in 2018.

“We are fully focused on sending the best prepared – and best kitted out - team to the Gold Coast. Gold Coast 2018 will also see the England vs. Australia rivalry renewed as we prepare to take on the Aussies in their own back-yard.

"We want to look our best.”

Andrew Ronnie, group executive chairman of Kukri, claimed the new agreement demonstrated his company's position as a market leader in bespoke sportswear. 

“It is an honour to be working again with a team as prestigious as Commonwealth Games England," he said.

"Athletes take great pride in representing their country, and we are delighted to be making a range of sportswear which allows them to perform to their ultimate best."