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    Update on BLK and Force Merchandise

    As you may or may not be aware BLK (official apparel partner of the Western Force) was placed into administration in November last year, and has most recently been purchased by a private consortium of Fijian and Timor-Leste investors.

    Unfortunately, this has delayed both delivery of our team kit and retail merchandise for the 2017 season. We are working with the new owners to finalise product and delivery dates.

    As soon as we have any further information we will advise all members and supporters. We appreciate your patience on this matter and hope to have a resolution soon.

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/article/blk-statement

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    This is the first I've heard about it since the initial administration announcement.
    Does anyone know if BLK was sold off or if the parent company was bought out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    This is the first I've heard about it since the initial administration announcement.
    Does anyone know if BLK was sold off or if the parent company was bought out?
    I believe that it is only the sports arm of the company according to the below article from the NZ herald
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=11785934

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    nice, at least they were salvageable and people kept their jobs

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    I suppose there's a feelgood component to it being taken over by a company from Timor-Leste.

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    According to the team who has head office over here in qld, they had till middle of January for a take over but that's fallen thru. What the club recieved late last year is all they will have wether the force decide to sell it on or keep it as excess stock is both mine and your guess

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    All BLK stores have closed or closing (2016 force shirt and playing jerseys were $10 each on the Gold Coast recently) and you will find that all other sporting codes have gone to a new merchandiser. I know personally reds - Titans and Bulldogs have been sourced elsewhere.

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    A bit of gear now available online

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    All BLK stores have closed or closing (2016 force shirt and playing jerseys were $10 each on the Gold Coast recently) and you will find that all other sporting codes have gone to a new merchandiser. I know personally reds - Titans and Bulldogs have been sourced elsewhere.
    The Western Bulldogs announced a move to ASICS long before BLK/BLK Parent company went into financial trouble.

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