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Is Lacrosse The Unsung Gem of Australian Sports?


At Kukri Sports, we champion the spirit of athleticism across all sports, including lacrosse, a sport that, despite being overshadowed by cricket, rugby, and Aussie rules football, deserves more recognition and support.

Lacrosse has a rich history in Australia, introduced in the late 19th century and governed today by Lacrosse Australia. The sport’s various formats—field, box, and women’s lacrosse—offer something for everyone, showcasing versatility and excitement.

Australian lacrosse players have made significant strides internationally, competing admirably against traditional powerhouses. The success of players like Hall of Famer Sue Sofarnos highlights the talent and potential within the country. However, the sport struggles with limited media coverage, funding, and resources, often overlooked in favor of more established sports.

At Kukri Sports, we believe lacrosse deserves a more prominent place in Australia’s sporting landscape. One way we contribute to this is by addressing the sport’s sportswear needs. We are proud to be the official kit providers for Lacrosse Victoria and Lacrosse Queensland, while also supplying kit to Lacrosse New South Wales and Lacrosse Western Australia. Our commitment to these partnerships underscores our dedication to supporting and growing the sport across the country.

“Kukri Sports is committed to the growth and development of lacrosse in Australia. By providing high-quality playing uniforms and partnering with key lacrosse associations, we aim to elevate the sport’s profile and support the next generation of lacrosse athletes,” says Aaron Zwart, Sales Manager at Kukri Sports.

We see immense potential for lacrosse to grow in Australia, fitting well with the nation’s athletic culture. As a sports brand dedicated to promoting diverse sports, we are committed to supporting lacrosse teams and players across the country. By partnering with Lacrosse teams in Australia, we aim to enhance the sport’s visibility and development.

Lacrosse deserves more than a footnote in Australia’s sporting narrative. With dynamic gameplay and rich history, it can captivate audiences and inspire a new generation of athletes. At Kukri Sports, we are dedicated to ensuring lacrosse flourishes for years to come.

Kukri Sports & Matrics Netball Club Extend Partnership, Boosting Netball’s Growth in Australia


Kukri Sports are delighted to announce a multi-year extension of its partnership with Matrics Netball Club, a powerhouse in the world of netball in Australia. This renewed commitment solidifies the relationship between the two entities and marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in their collaboration.

Since the partnership began in 2013, Kukri Sports has provided Matrics Netball Club with market leading apparel, ensuring that players are equipped to perform at their best on the court, whilst looking great off it.

As part of the extended partnership, Kukri Sports will continue to work closely with Matrics Netball Club to develop customised teamwear tailored to the specific needs of the players. Additionally, both parties will collaborate on various initiatives aimed at promoting the sport of netball and fostering community engagement.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Matrics Netball Club,” said Aaron Zwart, Sales Manager at Kukri Sports. “Over the years, we have witnessed the dedication and passion of the club’s members, and we are committed to supporting them in their pursuit of excellence. This extension represents our shared vision for the future of netball and underscores our ongoing commitment to providing athletes with the tools they need to succeed.”

Who are Matrics Netball Club

In 1972, students from Elizabeth High School, eager to play sports, formed Matrics Sports Club. Initially comprising basketball, tennis, and netball teams, the club’s focus gradually shifted to netball. Over the years, it became the leading Matrics Netball Club in South Australia, with matches held at the Netball SA stadium. The club fields premier league and reserve teams in state competitions, boasting over 200 championship titles. With a strong presence in both senior and junior divisions, Matrics competes in various competitions, fostering talent from young ages to adulthood. Beyond netball, Matrics emphasizes personal development and community connection, providing a supportive environment for its members. Find Out More


The renewed partnership between Kukri Sports and Matrics Netball Club exemplifies a shared commitment to excellence, teamwork, and innovation. As they embark on this new chapter together, both parties are confident that their continued collaboration will yield even greater success both on and off the court.

If you are interested in partnering with Kukri Sports or have inquiries regarding your kit requirements, feel free to Get In Touch.

Empowering Dreams: The Rise of Women’s Sport in Australia with Kukri Sports


In the ever-evolving landscape of Australian sports, a transformation is taking place, and at the heart of this evolution is women’s netball. In this article we explore the inspiring journey of a dedicated athlete, Ella Roberton, who currently represents Peninsula Waves, who are an official partner of Kukri Sports.

For Ella, her love for netball started with a family connection. “My mum used to play netball when she was younger and got me into the sport,” she shares, underlining the importance of heritage and shared experiences. This bond laid the foundation for a journey that went beyond simply competition, evolving into a deeply personal connection with the game.

Amid the competition and the pursuit of excellence, Ella emphasizes the significance of growing women’s sport. “I absolutely believe there is an importance for growing women’s sport“. This growth extends beyond the court, influencing younger generations to embrace the benefits of sports – increased confidence, self-esteem, and the forging of meaningful connections within a supportive community.

Reflecting on her own pathway, Ella acknowledges her relatively smooth journey, attributing her success to a strong support system. “I haven’t had to overcome many challenges,” she admits, crediting her friends and family for their encouragement and support. This mirrors the values of Kukri Sports, who recognize the importance of community and shared objectives in reaching sporting goals.

Aspirations for the future take center stage, with Ella expressing a desire to make a mark at the elite level. “I hope to win a few premierships in the future and, ultimately, make a Suncorp Super Netball team,” she reveals, setting her sights on the pinnacle of Australian netball – the Australian Diamonds. It’s a testament to the dreams that drive athletes to reach unprecedented heights.

To the up-and-coming girls in netball, she offers invaluable advice: “Make sure that you are enjoying your time playing netball…find things you enjoy about training and games even when it gets tough.”

In the world of netball, the importance of the right sportswear is paramount. Ella underscores this point, stating, “Netball is a very dynamic sport, so having the right sportswear is essential in making your movements dynamic as well.” At Kukri our sportswear is not your average apparel, we have a strong focus on providing comfort and style, to allow athletes to not only perform to their highest levels on the court, but also stand out with vivid unique designs. The Kukri kit worn by Peninsula Waves is hailed as a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence and attention to the unique needs of netball players.

As women continue to redefine their roles in sport, Kukri Sports remains a key player, providing athletes with the support they need to thrive. With a commitment to quality, innovation, and the celebration of individual and collective achievements, Kukri Sports stands as a symbol of empowerment, championing the dreams and triumphs of women in the world of sports.

Are you looking for bespoke sportswear for your team? Get in touch and see how Kukri Sports can help

Peninsula Waves

Peninsula Waves compete in the Victorian Netball League in Australia – which is recognized as the world’s strongest and most professional State Netball Competition. Learn more about the club