Shirt, Connolly Games City of Casey uniform

Maker
JAX Sport
Production date
2004
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Production date
2004
Description
Connolly Games sports shirt, short sleeves with collar and three buttons on placket. White with blue collar and placket, blue and green sleeves with 'Casey' printed. Front of shirt white with blue and orange design, with printing 'JAX / Rising Stars' 'Connolly Games / July 2004'. Size Medium. Made by JAX Sport, China. Shirt is made of breathable polyester.

Some stains to the front indicate that this shirt was worn.

A separate computer printed label associated with the item reads "Uniforms and medals from the 2004 Connolly Games sporting & cultural exchange, held in Springfield, Ohio, USA".

The Connolly Games, held in Springfield, Ohio and the Edwin Flack Games, held in Casey, were reciprocal sporting and cultural exchange programs with Casey’s sister city, Springfield, Ohio USA. The exchange first began in 2000 when a contingent from Springfield, Ohio visited the City of Casey to participate in the inaugural Edwin Flack Games. These Games also saw contingents from Casey’s UK sister city, Berwick-up-Tweed, and Greek sister city, Ioannina. Since then, a further three exchanges between the Casey and Springfield have given participants the opportunity to be closely involved with their sister city community. Competitors were young non-professional athletes aged 16 to 18 years however these exchanges involved all age groups in roles such as officials, coaches and support personnel.

In 2004 Casey sent a contingent of 89 over to Springfield to participate in the 2004 Connolly Games. Six sports were contested being athletics, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf and tennis. In 2008, an 18 day exchange to Springfield saw 34 young Casey athletes and support personnel travelled to the USA to participate in the second Connolly Games in basketball and soccer.
Artist/Maker and role
JAX Sport: Maker
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Media/Materials description
polyester
Measurements
77.0 x 95.0 cm
Signature & date
Makers label sewn inside reads "JAX/ Sport/ To Fit/ Chest 95cm/ Waist 85cm/ Medium/ Made in China/ Polyester/ Wash Dark/ Colours Separately/ Cold Machine Wash/ Use Mild Detergent/ Gentle Cycle/ Do Not Bleach/ Do Not Tumble Dry/ Do Not Iron Design/ Do Not Allow To Lay/ On Itself When Wet/ Do Not Dry Clean"
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
1140

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