Initially named “Tifosi Cycling”, the business was started in South Africa in 2010 by a group of friends who were passionate cyclists and avid sports fans. Two of the founders were Christopher Froome (Team Sky member and multiple winner of the Tour de France) and Andrew Somerville (an avid cyclist and passionate supporter of the sport).
The friends shared the view that cycling clothing and protective wear available at the time in South Africa was inadequate for the average cycling enthusiast. The founders’ initial plan was to set about sourcing state of the art products from Italian producers – this included customised clothing for business teams, cycling club members and professional teams in South Africa.
More recently the business was renamed Tifosi Sports – a trading name better suited to the renewed focus of the business – that being Running shoes and apparel and Compression clothing for both social and professional sports people .
New shareholders and partners were introduced to strengthen the corporate funding, strategic direction and overall operations team in the business. The current operations team of Tifosi Sports is lead by Nick Zografos and ably supported by Paula Somerville, Jacques Botha, Lazinda Te Brugge and Megan Singh. To bolster the Team, all the business’s strategic partner relations are overseen by Andrew Somerville.
Our COMPRESSPORT sales in the South African market continue to grow year-on-year and our distribution of ON Running shoes has doubled each year for the last 3 years making ON shoes one of the most sorted new brand of shoes in the active wear and running fraternity in SA.
The business continues to grow from strength to strength and we continue to be approached by well known international sporting brands to represent their brands in the South Africa.