After months of development the Blackchrome Elite Backpack has arrived, as this is a stocked item we can add your logo and have them delivered very quickly. With minimal branding our elite backpack is perfect for teams, clubs, schools and organisations. Great for game day, training, gym and general use with great storage options, drink holder, luggage ID tag and a vented footwear compartment. Get yours now, don’t miss out!
The SPR event is run annually by Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club (SCSLSC) in South Australia and we were excited to be supplying the official race tops for this great event.
SPR stands for swim, paddle and run, the 3 events that make up each individual race. The day included 5 different races; 3 junior age group SPR races, the 5km fun run, and the main event of the open SPR race.
The paddle leg of the event this year had a little switch up for the first time in event history. This year participants had the option to either ski, kayak or stand up paddle board, which made for a fun variation for participants.
Blackchrome and Seacliff have been working tirelessly together, to ensure the race tops were at the best standard for those involved. We hope that our work together can continue to flourish, and we thank Seacliff for their continued support and valuable contribution to Blackchromes development.
SCSLSC President Andrew Chandler had the following to say:
“Happy and pleased with the race top supplied for the SPR event by Blackchrome. The high quality, bright colour, printed design and fit, added to the excellent and professional look. All athletes involved enjoyed wearing the tops, and had one less thing to worry about during the race.”
Interested in ordering your own kit for your club? Get in touch with us below.
We eagerly anticipated the Blackchrome sponsored clash between the Lightning and Boomers and we could not have hoped for a more exciting outcome. What an outstanding effort with the game coming right down to the wire.
The Lightning were looking to continue their winning ways over a top 4 team and had the Boomers locked in their sights early on. Throughout the battle both teams had their share of the lead, however the Boomers held their composure and came away winners at the end after a nail biting finish.
The Lightning should be proud of their performance, particularly after a gutsy play from Abby Bishop who tied the game at 62 a piece with 6 seconds to go. Bishop was unable to repeat those heroics moments later after a great defensive effort left her unable to get off a potential game tying shot in the dying seconds.
Bishop and Nicole Seekamp were the top performers for the Lightning, with Bishop coming away with 14 rebounds and Seekamp finishing with a team high 16 points.
With two of the Lightning’s key players suffering injuries there were concerns that both Bishop and Nat Novosel would not return to the hardwood. However, Bishop returned a short time later and made a great impact. Novosel was rested with a knee concern and that may have been the deciding moment of the game.
Liz Cambage was the highest scorer of the night with an astounding double-double stat line of 32 points and 12 rebounds and shooting 100% from the line with 10/10. Cambage dominated the match after early foul trouble having a huge impact on both ends of the floor.
The Boomers foul shooting was almost flawless with the team shooting 93% from the line compared to the Lightning’s 83%. This may have been the difference as the game came down to the wire with one possession being the ultimate decider.
We look forward to working with the Melbourne Boomers and Adelaide Lightning in the future and would like to thank everyone involved. What an outstanding effort from both teams and we’re proud to support women’s sport in the community. With both teams being our official compression partners, it was great to see our products on display.
If you’d like to know more about our customised compression for your team or club click here.
We guarantee to have your order delivered in 4 weeks, or it’s free!
“The mission of Australian Football International (AFI) is to empower people and communities through sport.”
The United Nations of Footy is an inaugural event hosted by AFI. It is being used as a time to bring together communities and people from all walks of life. They will march together under the banner of the United Nations of Footy in the Australia Day parade, January 26th in Melbourne.
Blackchrome are the proud supplier of the guernseys made for AFI and this special event. We have partnered with AFI for over 3 years to create guernseys that represent countries from all over the world. The hopes are to continue adding more and more countries to be represented in AFI and United Nations of Footy.
AFI aims to bring together people of different heritage and backgrounds, and to join as one to celebrate diversity and harmony. AFI is also committed to using the sport of Australian Football to break down barriers between people of different cultures. This is an important message to acknowledge and take in to account as there is proof that when a community supports each other, the ripple effect it creates on others is huge.
We need to remember that being such a young country we are all from somewhere.
“We may come from different backgrounds and cultures, but we are all Australian” said CEO Brian Clarke.
If you wish to find out more about this event and AFI. Click here for more info.
Interested in ordering your own AFL kit for your club? Check out our range here.
When you’re ready to order, get in touch and we’ll have you looking ready for the 2018 season. Blackchrome guarantees to have your kit delivered to you in four weeks, or its free!
The sport of basketball continues to rise in South Australia, and as an Adelaide based company we are proud to be working with local clubs to promote the sport. As a result of our hard work, high quality gear and reputation among the associations. Blackchrome has proven to be a company that teams can trust, and we look forward to continuing those strong bonds and relationships.
Sturt Sabres are the first basketball club we have partnered with, and we are their Major Sponsor and Exclusive Supplier of all apparel items. Sturt has been seen as a breeding ground of talented basketball players, with many continuing their careers in the NBL, WNBL and in various locations overseas. We had a chat with Phil Blake, club president, to find out more about the club and their thoughts on partnering with Blackchrome.
Tell us about what your organisation does, and your involvement in the community.
“Sturt Sabres Basketball Club provides playing opportunities at all levels for male and female players aged from 5 years to 40 years of age. Sturt has 55 teams in the Basketball South Australia district competition and a further 60 teams in our domestic competition. The Club provides high quality coaching and pathways to elite competitions in Australia and the USA. We consistently supply above average number into State representative teams as well as coaches and players in National teams.”
Do you think it’s important that athletes wear the right gear?
“Players need to feel comfortable so they can concentrate on performance without being distracted by ill-fitting or poor-quality equipment.”
What are your thoughts on the partnership with Blackchrome?
“Sturt Sabres are looking at ways to grow our partnership with Blackchrome to optimise the outcomes for both parties. Our members have used Blackchrome equipment both interstate and in New Zealand at the World Masters Games. The quality of merchandise and the fact that the Blackchrome staff are keen to understand our requirements and ensure that those requirements are fulfilled.”
With the start of the Premier League season approaching, Sturt are hoping to have their men’s and women’s teams at the top. To get there they need to put in the best performances they can.
With great performances comes the need for the best apparel and Blackchrome is proud to be supplying Sturt with their kit. Take a look at our range of basketball apparel here.
Get in touch with us below if you have any questions or to inquire about ordering your teams kit for next season.
Blackchrome is excited to announce our partnership with the MAC Adelaide Lightning WNBL team as an Official Compression Partner.
The MAC Adelaide Lightning are a professional women’s basketball team based at Titanium Security Arena. They are a proud South Australian team with many connections to the state, including the Adelaide 36ers men’s basketball team.
The Lightning have a talented roster going in to the second part of the season, featuring captain and Australian Opals star Abby Bishop, former WNBA player Natalie Novosel, and SA local Nicole Seekamp. The team have set their sights on winning the 2017/2018 WNBL Championships.
Lightning GM and Assistant Coach Marcus Wong is looking forward to the partnership:
We are thrilled to partner with a well-respected organisation that has the same commitment to high performance as we do and the players love wearing the custom gear. We would like to thank Blackchrome for their support of the MAC Adelaide Lightning and we look forward to building a strong partnership.
Blackchrome Managing Director Mark Bassett is excited to be partnering with a local professional team:
We are looking forward to working with the Lightning. As a South Australian company, nothing makes us more proud than to support a local team on the national stage. Blackchrome is also committed to furthering our commitment to basketball and women’s sports in Australia.
See the two Blackchrome compression partners, the Adelaide Lightning take on the Melbourne Boomers on Saturday 9th December 2017, at 2:30pm in Titanium Security arena.
The 2017 Peloton Charity Events Pedal Advocacy Against Poverty(PaaP) ride was something to be proud of. Consider these incredible stats that we finished with. 1,300km, 16000m climbing covered in 8 days by 17 riders; Melbourne-Snowy Mountains-Canberra-Southern Highlands-Sydney. Over twice the height of Mt Everest in elevation climbed and over $64,000 in donation raised for the Baptist World Aid’s Vulnerable Children Fund and Bicycle NSW’s Environmental Trust.
Each day brought a new experience for all those involved. From the riders themselves to the support crew assisting, there was never a day that was the same as the last.
When we started off we never would’ve realised the different challenges we faced along the way, the great encounters we had, the friendships made and the breathtaking scenery we saw.
Departing Melbourne, we were full of energy and enthusiasm. We were lucky enough that the first couple of days were uneventful. We were also fortunate enough to have met many people along the way who helped ensure we reached our destination in the best condition possible.
We came across some challenging terrain and hills throughout the journey. Nothing compared to the Snowy Mountains and the need to tackle the highest through-road in Australia. It was definitely a push for the riders. The narrow Alpine Way road twisted up and into the mountains, making it a picturesque view for those involved.
On our travel into Canberra, we were joined by local riders as we passed the “Ghost Bike” memorial for cyclist Mike Hall. He was unfortunately killed in a bike accident during the Indian Pacific Wheel Race earlier this year. It was an emotional tribute to ride past. It is a mere reminder of how important the work into bicycle advocacy and safety is.
As we were nearing the finish line on our way in to Sydney, it was a time of reflection and pride as we looked back at the feat we had just completed. We were greeted by friends, family, and sponsors as we completed the ride at Barangaroo Reserve.
Nothing can beat the feeling of completing a physically and mentally challenging ride, especially when it is for such a great cause and to raise awareness.
Blackchrome National Cycling Manager Travis Eddie and fellow cyclist Todd Rowson participated in the ride for the first year and had this to say about their experiences:
“The ride took us on a route tailor made for cyclists- mostly quiet roads, stunning climbs and amazing coastline.” Mentioned Travis Eddie. “It was the most challenging cycling experience I’ve undertaken due to backing up day after day, managing fatigue and sore legs and it changes your perspective when you ‘only’ have to ride 120km and consider that a short day. The mateship formed on the road began early on the first day and only strengthened as the ride went on. We worked together, suffered together and once the riding was done- relaxed together.”
“The ride felt like a challenge the minute I accepted it.” Said Todd Rowson. “It gave me focus for my winter training in the knowledge that come Spring I would be attempting my first ever long distance multi day cycling event. From the moment I arrived on the eve of PaaP 2017, I could feel this would be something memorable. At the first briefing I could see how much effort had gone into organising the ride and support, and most of all felt a sense that besides the challenge in front of us the primary aim of the organisers was to look after the wellbeing of the group. The cycling tested me for endurance but knowing I was part of something bigger as a group, that meant different things for different people, and also raised thousands of dollars for charity made it all the more worthwhile!”
Founder, ride leader and captain Jon ‘Flying Scotsman’ Leighton said the following about the ride and what it meant to him:
“It was one of the hardest and most rewarding challenges ever. Why? Consider this. 1,300km completed and 16,000m of elevation climbed on the most scenic and toughest routes from Melbourne-Snowy Mountains-Canberra-Southern Highlands-Sydney. With $64,000 raised this year, this brings our total to $250,000 raised over the past three years by a fantastic group of friends and cyclists.
The amazing spirit in and out of the peloton was inspiring. With all the fundraising done, stories shared, King of the Mountains awarded, it was hard not to get motivated to push through. Peloton Events and their ride captains were a big part of that and are an amazingly skilled and knowledgeable group who know how to get the most out of their cyclists.
Special thanks to the support team led by Mark from Blackchrome with the help of Alex and Travis. The kit looked professional, flash and lovely to wear. Check out the socks!”
If you wish to donate to the PaaP cause, click here.
In 2018 we will be back bigger and better than ever so stay tuned to Peloton Events for more information. Click here for more information
Pre-season is almost here, is your club ready? It’s time to put in the hard work and it’s important you have the best gear for a successful pre-season.
When it comes to training, it’s important to prepare your mind and body. It’s crucial that your clothing is comfortable and looks great so you can focus on putting in 100%.
We have a great range of training gear available for all sports. Take a peek at some of the most popular products in our training range and the best part is it will be DELIVERED IN 4 WEEKS OR IT’S FREE!
Check out our range below.
- Fully customisable with unlimited options for design, colours and logos
- Modern fit
- Mens and womens styles available
- Various neckline options
- Cool light-weight fabric options
- Fully customisable with unlimited designs, colours and logos
- Modern fit
- Mens and womens styles available
- Different back options
- Multiple necklines available
- Various styles and fits available according to sport specifications
- Customisable, allowing you the freedom to select the right look, designs and colours.
- Consistent colours matching with other training kit (t-shirt, singlet, outwear)
- Comfortable waistband options
- Drawstring options
- Flat or curved peak
- Flexfit, snapback, velcro or clip fixture
- Protect yourself from the sun and other outdoor weather conditions
- Match your team colours and wear with pride
If you haven’t heard yet, or are unsure about how it works, then listen up.
Our Design Your Own (DYO) tool allows you the freedom and creative reigns to design and completely customize your next sports kit or teamwear. With an unlimited range of colours and designs, the possibilities are endless.
It’s super easy to get the hang of and the process is seamless. With a large range of products to choose from, why wouldn’t you want your own one of a kind teamwear?
We have most sports covered; with rugby to basketball, netball to soccer, even motorsports and e-sports. On top of that, you have the opportunity to customise compression gear (including compression sleeves), jackets and polos.
Another great addition to our DYO tool is the ability to add an indigenous design to your kit, with an addition of four new designs from artist Dean Loadsman, you wouldn’t want to miss out on appreciating the beautiful indigenous art displayed on your apparel.
Why Blackchrome Custom Gear?
To get our gear fully customisable we use the sublimation process which allows the freedom of using multiple colours that require fades or gradients, as well as the addition of any number of logos desired.
The process is as followed; our designs are printed onto special paper (solid) and then transferred into the fabric (as gas) so that they are permanently embedded into the fabric. No cracking, peeling or fading of logos. Wash after wash your product will look as new, leaving you worry free.
To check out our range available on the DYO tool, click here.
To see the indigenous designs we have available see here.
If you have any more questions or queries, click below.
As an athlete we need to treat our bodies like a fine-tuned car, and the better fuel we put in our body, the better we run. You wouldn’t want to put the wrong fuel in your car and watch it break down and splutter all over the place would you?
It’s important we start recognising the best nutrition and hydration habits to support the best performances we have. As athletes, the right eating habits can optimise your energy output and enable your body to recover at a better rate. Check out some of the facts below to aid you in your trek to becoming the best athlete you can be.
Carbs are the main fuel source your body uses during exercise. They are stored within your muscles, with your muscles having the capability to store enough carbs for, approximately, up to 90mins of high intensity activity. It’s important that post exercise we replenish this with foods high in good carbs otherwise you will gain noticeable muscle fatigue and general tiredness. Foods that classify as good carbohydrates include brown bread and rice, fruits, vegetables, legumes and pasta. It’s important to remember that foods high in refined sugar such as lollies, soft drink and jam need to be consumed in moderation and can be useful when needed as a carbohydrate for athletes with high energy needs.
Protein is vital in aiding your body to repair and rebuild muscles and tissues. Your protein needs can usually be met with a great diet and without the real needs of protein supplements. Protein rich foods that are beneficial for a working body includes chicken, turkey, fish, pork, eggs, dairy foods and nuts and seeds. Some athletes may need to increase their intake of protein according to their sport requirements, which can easily be adjusted by increasing their food intake.
Fat is important in an athlete’s diet, but it’s more important to make sure you eat the right fats, because the right fats give your body the essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins it needs. Foods that are high in these ‘good’ fats include: nuts, seeds, fish, avocados and lean meat. Foods high in the unhealthy fats include anything deep fried, potato chips and pastry items. These foods are not the best fuel for an athlete’s body and should be avoided when possible. It’s also important to acknowledge that foods high in fats should be avoided before and during exercise as your body has a harder time breaking it down and digesting.
Hydration is vital for an athlete to manage and keep note of, because we only realise how dehydrated we truly are when it’s too late. It’s important to continuously hydrate throughout the day, but especially before, during and post exercise. When we exercise we sweat as a way of cooling our body down, sweating means we lose fluid from our body and the warmer the conditions or harder the workout is, the more we sweat. It is important that we acknowledge this and are making the steps towards continuously drinking because once you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated.
Water is not the only drink athletes should be aiming to drink, having an isotonic sports drink, in addition to water, during and after exercise can aid the body in replenishing the sodium lost from our body when we sweat.
Having a great and balanced nutrition and hydration plan contributes to preparedness and readiness to kick start your season. Additionally, it helps to keep your body healthier and more able to handle the physical demands of a long and busy season. For more tips to get yourself ready for the season click here.
If you’re interested in ordering next season’s kit, contact your local sales rep or get in touch with us here.
- The Elite Backpack Has Arrived! 16 January, 2018
- SPR: Swim Paddle Run 21 December, 2017
- The Nail Biter between the Adelaide Lightning and the Melbourne Boomers 12 December, 2017
- United Nations of Footy 11 December, 2017
- Our Partnership with Sturt Sabres Basketball Club 29 November, 2017