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Patrick Rebakis
Apr 9, 2018

ACU Sport is ONTHEGO!

Apr 9, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) sporting teams will now be equipped with industry leading apparel from ONTHEGO. ACU Sport has just signed a two-year deal with ACT-based ONTHEGO to be the University’s new sports apparel partner. 

ACU has 34,000 students across seven campuses throughout Australia as well as a campus in Rome. ACU Sport runs a variety of sport, health and wellbeing programs across its campuses including: sports clubs, representative opportunities at National Championships, social sport, gyms and fitness classes.

ACU Sport’s official launch in early 2018 builds on the accumulation of four years of work across all of our campuses. The aim is to enrich university life through healthy activities that contribute to students’ overall wellbeing.
 
ONTHEGO’s founder and CEO, Mick Spencer, said partnering with ACU was a great opportunity for the company to formalise its business in the education, collegiate and campus space.

“We are excited about our partnership with ACU as it is one of Australia’s most notable universities and a cornerstone customer for ONTHEGO. The partnership sees ONTHEGO providing ACU Sport with a much-needed digital solution and a fresh approach to supplying students with customised sporting gear.”

“We have partnered with ACU Sport as its brand purpose strongly aligns to our own.  We strive to give every person the opportunity to live an active and healthy life and we truly believe sport has the power to change the world,” he said.

ONTHEGO was founded by Spencer in 2012. In six years, the company has grown to a world leading bespoke manufacturer of highly customisable apparel and accessories. OTG has also won several accolades, awards and contracts globally, including with big names like Microsoft, Sheffield Wednesday FC England, IRONMAN, Hockey Australia, NRL, Anytime Fitness, PwC, and Ernst & Young.

Developed in collaboration with ACU Sport, the team's new look will highlight ACU’s wider brand change, incorporating impact through empathy and patterns which incorporate purple and red tones. 

The new partnership between ONTHEGO and ACU Sport kicked off in March 2018 and will see all ACU sports teams in the new brand sports uniforms.

Paul McJannett, Director, Student Engagement & Services said: “We are looking forward to the launch of the new ACU Sport brand and to seeing our students feeling energised about wearing the new uniforms and representing ACU on the national stage.” 
 

ABOUT ONTHEGO

ONTHEGO (OTG) is a global e-commerce company that enables users to design and manufacture custom apparel and accessories. OTG boasts a highly reputable customer base locally and globally, including sporting names such as Hockey Australia, NRL, AFL, World Rugby, Cricket Australia, IRONMAN, Cricket NSW, Sheffield Wednesday FC as well as corporate brands such as LinkedIn, The Iconic and YOUI, and charity organisation, UNICEF.

For more information, contact:

Aprille Lim
Media and Capital Partners
Mobile: 0413 317 788
Email: aprille.lim@mcpartners.com.au  

 

ABOUT ACU

Australian Catholic University (ACU) was opened on 1 January 1991 following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia. It is a vibrant university with excellent new facilities, award-winning buildings and renowned academics. It is known for its supportive and nurturing learning environment.

ACU empowers students to think critically, ethically and to bring about change in their communities and professions. It is a publicly-funded university, and welcomes students and staff of all beliefs and backgrounds.

ACU is globally connected, and has relationships with more than 190 universities and educational institutions around the world. The University has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – making it Australia’s only truly national university. It is also one of few Australian universities with a presence in Europe, having recently opened the Rome Centre in Italy.
 

For more information, contact:

Paul McJannett
Director
Student Engagement and Services
Australian Catholic University
T: +61 2 9739 2409
E: Paul.Mcjannett@acu.edu.au    

Tamarah Knox
Manager – National Programs (Sport Health and Wellbeing)
Student Engagement and Services
Australian Catholic University
T:  +61 7 3861 6263
E:Tamarah.Knox@acu.edu.au