Fox Sports has announced that it will sell a variety of professional sports equipment to players in Australia, including basketball and volleyball equipment.
The Australian Professional Basketball League (APBL), the AFL and the ACTRL will all be able to sell equipment to its players.
The announcement comes a day after the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) voted to boycott the Australian Open and the NBA season due to the lack of action by the league on climate change.
The AFL Players Association has also said it will boycott the Sydney Olympics.
It comes after the AFL announced it would start selling its NBA gear to players next season, despite the league’s failure to meet a goal set by the AFL Players’ Association for a 10 per cent reduction in the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from its stadiums.
The NRL has also started selling its players’ gear, despite no date for a sales freeze.
“We’ve got a lot of players in the league and they’re really passionate about the game and they love to play it, so we think it’s important for them to get the best equipment possible,” NRL chief executive Dave Smith said.
“They want to be able in the game they love, they want to wear it.”
Smith said the NRL was also working with the NBA on its new partnership.
“I know some of our players are very passionate about it and they know the NRL is going to be an important part of it,” he said.
Topics:sport,soccer,sports-organisations,law-crime-and-justice,courts-and/or-trials,australiaFirst posted September 25, 2020 11:35:18Contact Greg OrmsbyMore stories from Western Australia