The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) have announced Australian manufacturer STING as the Official Supplier of Boxing equipment to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

From the 5th – 14th April 2018, the best Boxers in the Commonwealth will fight for Gold using STING equipment in front of a packed crowd at Oxenford Studios.

GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said, STING is a great Australian brand that punches above its weight on the global stage.

“STING will supply the Games with elite products ensuring every boxer at the Games is using a product of unrivalled quality made by an Australian company.”

“Boxing fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to witness greatness rarely seen when ticket sales open to the general public from 5 July,” Mr Beattie said. 

STING continues its presence on the world stage after a successful Rio 2016 campaign which followed its sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

STING Director, Amir Anis said his team were very proud to be involved in a Commonwealth Games on home soil. 

“STING is a proud Australian brand where our equipment is used by the world over. We’re thrilled to be able to be involved with GC2018 and cannot wait to see all athletes have the chance to fulfil their dreams.”

“As the sole Australian owned company licenced by the International Boxing Association, it’s only natural for STING to supply the equipment to GC2018.”

“From Glasgow to Rio and now the Gold Coast our brand continues to grow across the world and our partnership with GC2018 is proof of that,” Mr Anis said.


GC2018 hopeful and STING athlete Skye Nicolson said the Games is her key focus.

“My training has been aligned with International competitions this year for the GC2018 qualifiers, and to know that STING will be the equipment to use if I qualify gives me a lot of confidence.”

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to compete at a home games in my own backyard. I’m from Queensland so it will be a dream come true to compete in front all of my family and friends,” Nicolson said.




STING is 100% Australian owned and operated and is one of the world’s fastest growing fitness brands.

STING produces a premium range of fitness equipment designed to withstand the rigours of high-performance training and competition. STING products combine unrivalled quality, supreme comfort and superior style to unleash the ultimate performance in every athlete.

With an initial focus on boxing, STING takes the humble boxing glove to the next level by combining traditional manufacturing methods with state-of-the art materials and innovative design. Every item in the STING range has been tried, tested and approved by professional athletes. We use only the finest and most innovative technical materials, and we manufacture to the highest specifications, each and every time.

STING is an official licensee to AIBA (International Boxing Association Amateur) and has supplied the equipment to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, APB (AIBA Professional Boxing), WSB (World Series Boxing) and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


For more information contact:

Richard Jeans

STING Media & Communications Manager


Cobey Moore

Communication and Media Lead (GOLDOC)


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