Canterbury United’s Kits Revealed
Adidas today have revealed the kits for Canterbury United’s maiden season, just days after announcing a £37.5million kit deal with the Bishops.
The home kit is the club’s light red colour, with slightly darker hoops providing a bit of depth to the design. The colour is Adidas’ famous two colour design, with black being the top and the under layer being white, which extends out to Adidas’ signature three stripes on the shoulder. The cuffs and the bottom of the shirt are also two colour, with white this time being the top strip, with black being to border. The shorts will be the light red with black three stripes down the side, and the socks will have the same colour scheme but with Adidas’ three hoop design.
The away kit features a gradient design, with the club’s three colours fading down the shirt – the red being at the top, fading to black, which fades to white, which is carried on through to the shorts and socks, and they have black stripes that are synonymous with German sportswear giants. On both the home and away kit, the club crest, Adidas badge and Pintrest logo are white and one colour.
The third kit is mainly white, with light red and black features. The top half of the kit is split, with the left side being black and the right side being the red that will become the image of the club and the inspiration behind the name Project RED due to its unusual shade giving it identity. The bottom of the kit features three stripes – possibly homage to Adidas – which is the red sandwiched between the black. The club crest, which sits on the chest, is the full club crest, and the Adidas and Pintrest logos appearing in black. The shorts base colour is also white, with the stripes running down the side in the red, and the socks following suit.
The players seemed hugely positive about the design, with striker Kris Boateng telling the club’s website that he thought they were ‘stunning’.
The kits are possibly the most stunning things I’ve ever seen, they’re beautiful- almost as beautiful as my girlfriend. They’re a fantastic thing to wear for our first ever season, and I am very excited about putting them on for the first time. I’ll certainly be framing one!
Manager James Robinson was also quick to praise the Adidas designers, saying the training gear – which has not been publically unveiled yet – is also nice.
I know you guys haven’t seen it, but the training stuff is also really nice, I cannot thank Adidas enough for what they have produced! It’s stunning! The lads all really love the kit and hopefully it will bring so many positive memories and go down as one of the most successful kits in the clubs history!
Below are strikers Kris Boateng, Grant Carroll and defensive midfielder Dean Halle modelling the new kit.
With the club now confirmed in the league and with kits to play in, the players, staff and fans will be anticipating the clubs first game, which will reportedly take place against Reigate Priory, who play in the Surrey Elite Intermediate Football League at the Birley's Pavillion & Playing Fields in a few days time.