The Romano Group Seagulls are delighted to announce the club has entered into a three-year partnership with Gold Coast-based international sports brand Zoo Sport to provide on and off-field apparel from 2018.
Seagulls CEO Scott Clark said the club’s board is excited at what the partnership with Zoo Sport will provide the club’s players, members and supporters.
“From the delivery of the Zoo Sport proposal samples, through to the completion of negotiations and the signing of our three-year agreement, all dealings with the Zoo Sport team have been first class,” he said.
“Their commitment to personalised customer service, along with the quality of the on and off-field apparel, clearly sets them apart from their competitors.”
Operating across the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia for the past 10 years, Zoo Sport has built a strong and loyal following in Australia, based on the supply of industry leading high performance garments along with the brands on time or it's free delivery guarantee.
Zoo Sport chief operating officer Mel Manley said it was fantastic to be joining forces with a rugby league team that boasts such a proud history.
“This is a very exciting time for Zoo Sport who, on the back of securing a Queensland Rugby League apparel licence, have joined forces with a rugby league club which has enjoyed success at all levels for many decades and played a significant role in nurturing the careers of countless rugby league stars,” Manley said.
“The opportunity to provide the very best quality apparel for a Queensland Cup team who train and play right here on our doorstep is also very exciting and we look forward to working with Scott and the entire team at Tweed Heads for many years to come.”
With dedicated production facilities in Australia and across Asia, coupled with the organisation’s in-house design and logistic teams, Zoo Sport boasts Australia’s most experienced sports apparel team, while dedicated partnership managers possess decades of industry knowledge, having worked at all levels of the game from grass roots, through to the thriving Queensland Cup and the National Rugby League competitions.
Integral to the deal being completed was former Australian Test player and Queensland State of Origin icon, Chris Close, who joined Zoo Sport recently as business development manager.
Close donned the Seagulls jersey during his stint as a player on the Gold Coast from 1988-91 when the first Gold Coast team (but based at Seagulls Leagues Club) entered the top Australian competition as the Gold Coast Giants in ’88 and became the Seagulls in 1990. He still lives on the Gold Coast.