*BS*Last month, Dover Athletic Football Club released the exciting news that our kit for the 2015/16 season will be supplied by Genesis Sports and PUMA branded – and after our successful *IS*#LeKit*IF* campaign over the past few weeks, the moment you have all been waiting for is now here.*BF*
The kits – designed to add that extra *IS*va va voom*IF* to the side as we look to build on our first season back in the top flight of non-league football – have taken inspiration from our cross-Channel neighbours. PUMA really *IS*know their onions*IF* when it comes to football, and we are delighted to have reached this agreement to provide our side with three stunning kits.
Whites will travel over 4,000 miles to complete league fixtures alone this season – you could drive from Crabble to the South of France five times and still cover less ground. On April Fool’s Day, the BBC ran a story about the club planning an application to join the French league – and whilst that was quickly laughed off, today’s tricolor-inspired kit release represents *IS*ferry*IF* good news for Whites fans.
Or should that be *IS*Blancs*IF* fans..?
*IS*Tricolor blanc: Equality; The state of being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunities.*IF*
Fear not, the colours that adorn the side at Crabble remain our traditional white and black. A white shirt will be accompanied by black shorts and black socks.
*IS*Tricolor bleu: Liberty; A right or privilege.*IF*
In a change to last season, our away shirt for the upcoming campaign will now be blue. This will be worn with white shorts (with a blue trim) and white socks.
*BS*A HUGE IMP-ROUGE-MENT!*BF*
*IS*Tricolor rouge: Fraternity; A group of people sharing a common profession or interests.*IF*
In another change, the club’s third kit has also had a revamp. Red shirts will be matched with black shorts and black socks to complete the full set.
Whites’ Chairman Jim Parmenter commented: “We’ve revisited our kit supply strategy several times over the past few years, but we believe we have finally found a kit partner capable of delivering high quality kit and sportswear for the club and its supporters, in a timely and professional manner.”
Alan Scott of Genesis Sports said: “Dover Athletic FC has had a great first season back in the Football Conference National. With exciting plans both on and off the pitch, we’re delighted the club has given us the opportunity to supply their kit and training wear for next season’s campaign in the National Football League, as it will be known. PUMA recognise the importance of the non-league game and to have Dover Athletic as one of our first partner clubs is a massive boost to our new venture.”
The new kits have been produced for the first team and all shirts will be available as replicas to purchase via the club shop at www.dafcdirect.com. The kit will also be worn by our Academy side and will be available to all of our youth and community teams.
*IS*So, on three.. there’ll be bleubirds over the blanc cliffs of Dover..*IF*