When you wear AKU, you're a part of a community of like-minded people who, only in working together, can achieve the extraordinary
I first met Anthony crossing paths in the Vermont social futsal leagues. He came across as quiet and unassuming, unaffected by my incessant trashtalking, eager to learn the game, and always finding ways to try and be better. We trained together for a little stint at Brunswick Futsal Club before our futsal journeys went our seperate ways (he's featured in the elite leagues with Vic Friendship, Collingwood and Mt Evelyn) but I'll always remember him as one of the first ever customers to buy something from us online. If I recall correctly, it was a custom AV tracksuit, then some tees and over the past 2 years, kits with some of the best kitted out social teams in WONDERBAO (now BAOWONDER) and Alcoholics Anonymous.
AV: "I've dipped my toes into every sport possible from football, basketball, volleyball, AFL, table tennis - you name it, but it wasn't until I broke my arm at 16 that lead to me quitting outdoor to just focus on my year 12 studies. It took me to my first year of uni, when I discovered futsal through a social tournament, fell in love with the game and the rest is history.
I've since played across the elite leagues but I also love playing socially as it allows me to enjoy the game with friends, using the opportunity as practice to try new things to then put on the state league courts. Playing has built so many memories, but my most treasured was winning Unisport Nationals with RMIT last year after coming 2nd the year before which was definitely our redemption story.
As for the AKU-mmunity, being a part of a community means a lot. It’s a place where you can express and meet like-minded individuals that share the same passion however different it may be but still learn and connect with one another and have a good time..."