The cheeky blue koala from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is getting ready to cheer on the Australian Team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Borobi, Australia’s Commonwealth Games team mascot, has a new uniform as he prepares to cheer – Yanah Pujarbinn Nga Guhl (Go Green and Gold) at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Swimmers, Triple Olympic gold medallist and Gold Coast 2018 finalist Kaylee McKeown and Tokyo Olympic Games bronze medallist Brendon Smith joined Borobi on the beach to welcome the Queen’s Baton to the Gold Coast.
The popular and cheeky blue koala from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games was appointed as team mascot for the Australian Commonwealth Games team and has been busily preparing for his leading role in Birmingham supporting Australia’s 425-strong team.
Borobi’s new Australian team uniform is distinctly green and gold and retains his signature welcome – ‘Jingeri (hello) I’m Borobi’ on the front of his Australian team singlet.
Borobi’s new look retains the singlet design created for the Yugambeh Museum by his jimbelung (friend), former rugby league player Preston Campbell.
Borobi’s shorts feature the ‘Unity’ symbol featured in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Reconciliation Action Plan and Australian team uniforms, a design that will continue with the Australian team in Birmingham.
Borobi’s team mascot appointment continues his Commonwealth Games association beyond the Gold Coast Games, complementing his important work as an Indigenous languages champion with the Yugambeh Museum. There used to be more than 250 Aboriginal languages spoken in Australia and 90% now are endangered, and Borobi is proud to keep these languages alive.
Australia will be represented in Birmingham by what is expected to be our largest ever team to an away Commonwealth Games, with a team of around 425 athletes competing in all 21 sports, across 136 medal events for women, 134 for men and 13 mixed events.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place from 28 July to 8 August 2022 with Australia set to be represented by 425 athletes in 21 sports, our largest ever team for an away Commonwealth Games.