The Cambodian contingent heading to Myanmar at the end of the year for the South East Asian Games will don clothing and competitive gear custom-made by one of the two reputed brands from Thailand, Grandsport and Football Thailand (FBT).
The Thai sports merchandise companies, who consider the Kingdom as a fast emerging market for their products, have shown huge interest in bagging this contract.
The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and its SEA Games sponsors NagaWorld will make a final choice before the end of the month.
The brand chosen will closely work with the NOCC and NagaWorld and come up with specially designed attire for the Cambodian squad, which is expected to be the biggest ever to be sent to the biennial games.
NagaWorld’s marketing manager Yeo Wee Han and NOCC secretary-general Vath Chamroeun paid a visit to Bangkok recently to assess the quality and price range of the clothing material being offered by both Grandsport and FBT.
While Grandsport is sponsoring the Thai Olympic and Sea Games teams, FBT attired the Cambodian delegation in the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia and also supported the Laos SEA Games contingent.
“Our aim is to get the best attire for the Cambodia to ensure that Cambodian athletes are the best looking at the SEA Games. We will work with the brand we finally pick to supply us material that is comfortable and elegant,” NagaWorld’s Yeo Wee Han told the Post yesterday. Vath Chamroeun confirmed that both Grandsport and FBT were eager to jump on board with the NOCC.
“We inspected the materials at both these companies and I have asked them to send us their proposal kit,” he said.
Past experience and contact with Cambodia, and their attractive merchandise range and price line may tilt the scales in favour of FBT.