GRAY-NICOLLS started making bats in Melbourne in 1972 as an extension of a long history dating back to 1855 in the UK, and will proudly celebrate the remarkable milestone of 50 years of Australian production in 2022.

GRAY-NICOLLS bats continue to be hand crafted at our premises in Cheltenham, Victoria, using a combination of traditional and innovative methods, resulting in a product of exceptional quality. We are proud to have always been at the forefront of innovation and in the hands of the world’s elite players.

Our bat making team are constantly refining and enhancing their skills and take great pride in ensuring every bat is made to the highest standard, striving to ensure our bats have the best rebound and power, to go that bit further over the boundary.


Grays Hockey

The first competitive game of hockey was played in 1874 and GRAYS were producing sticks from the earliest days. With dynamic product design, continually innovating hockey stick composites, plus the very latest in technology, GRAYS have always endeavoured to create the ultimate performance product for hockey players of all levels.


From the very beginnings of the sport to the present day, more of the world’s leading players have been relying upon the quality & performance of GRAYS craftsmanship than any other brand.

Gilbert Netball

GILBERT is a world renowned netball brand committed to global distinction and excellence. With unrivalled engineering technologies resulting in the best performing grip patterns available, the continued evolution of GILBERT’s range has ensured that we continue to lead the way in ball technology and design, and to maintain the high standards set by James Gilbert two centuries ago.


GILBERT is proud to be official partners of the International Netball Federation and official supplier to almost every International and Elite tournament around the world.

Gilbert Rugby

GILBERT rugby balls have been synonymous with the game since its inception in 1823. Always at the forefront of innovation, in 1875, the first rubber bladder was invented and the modern rugby ball evolved to improve passing and handling.

GILBERT strive to continually innovate manufacturing technology that ensures performance, consistency and precision when producing rugby balls. Extensive research and development continues to see GILBERT lead the way in rugby ball manufacture and all other areas of rugby equipment, continuing to maintain the highest standards set by James Gilbert two centuries ago.

First in 1823… foremost ever since.


Established in Queensland in 1958, STEEDEN remains a proudly Australian owned iconic rugby league brand known globally for embracing tradition and innovation, and for consistent high performance.

STEEDEN has a long and proud history with rugby league in Australia and is the official ball of the NRL, State of Origin, Women’s State of Origin, QRL, NSWRL, NRL Touch, Kangaroos, Jillaroos, NZRL and Super League in the UK.

STEEDEN is dedicated to producing the highest quality footballs, equipment and apparel, and is proud to be recognised as the number one rugby league brand in the world.