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GK ICON Acquires Popular Glove Brand

Calma Goalkeeping Profi Wiselock
Calma Profi Wiselock

GK ICON, Challenger Sports’ subsidiary goalkeeper brand, is excited to announce the acquisition of CALMA.

CALMA is a globally recognized premium goalkeeper brand that is vastly respected within the goalkeeper community. With this acquisition becoming final, we are excited to offer both product lines globally via our GK Icon website and Challenger Teamwear site.

Chris Sharman, Chief Brand Officer and Global Development Director for Challenger Sports commented: “This is an exciting acquisition for GK ICON and I would like to thank George Tapsell for his work in making this merger possible. What he has done with CALMA is outstanding and we look forward to helping continue to build the CALMA brand worldwide!”.

Calma Goalkeeping Wiselock Shadow V
Calma Wiselock Shadow V

James Clark, Head of Challenger Goalkeeping & Challenger Teamwear UK, also had some words of excitement to share: “Goalkeeping is an ever-changing marketplace, and with this acquisition, it will bring our customer base something new and exciting! CALMA  is a worldwide recognized brand that with its heritage, widely known for its design and technology base, will open up new markets for us as a whole. We firmly believe that the two brands together will make us stronger than ever!”.

Now, what to know moving forward:

  • Calma’s Facebook page will merge with GK Icon on January 15th.
  • Calma’s Instagram & Twitter will rebrand as Challenger Teamwear. 

    These rebranded pages will advertise both gloves ranges along with all other equipment and apparel solutions offered by Challenger Teamwear. We are thrilled to announce we have expanded our Challenger Teamwear business and will officially be offering Teamwear products globally in 2020!
  • GK ICON will retain all social channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn and will now produce content for both GK ICON & CALMA ranges.
  • Challenger Teamwear’s LinkedIn will merge with Challenger Sports

Commencing January 15th, customers will see these changes occur via social media and all traffic for CALMA Goalkeeping will be redirected to the GK Icon website.

Celebration Sale and Free Product Giveaway with Purchase This Month.

Along with this exciting news, you can now save big on the remaining inventory of previous CALMA glove lines! Visit the CALMA site or GK Icon site to take advantage of this offer. Also, any new glove line purchase of GK Icon or CALMA gloves will come with a free glove-bag on us! Offer available until February 1st.