Adelaide United unveil new strips


Adelaide United FC’s highly anticipated new Errea strip for season seven of the Hyundai A-League has been unveiled at the headquarters of the club’s iconic South Australian front of shirt sponsor, Coopers.

Adelaide United FC-s highly anticipated new Errea strip for season seven of the Hyundai A-League has been unveiled at the headquarters of the club-s iconic South Australian front of shirt sponsor, Coopers.

The new home and alternate strip designed by the Reds- official kit supplier Errea displays the similar colour arrangement the club had for last season-s playing apparel prior to Errea coming on board, with the traditional red home kit and black alternative strip.

However for season seven, Errea have added their own attractive touch and subtle difference that is set to prove to be in high demand from Reds fans everywhere.

“We are delighted to be the technical kit supplier of Adelaide United,” Errea Australasia Managing Director George Aliferis said.

“Having worked closely with Adelaide United over the past few months, with the entire clothing range being designed together, we are very pleased to launch the 2011/12 on field playing kits. With Nano technology and the highest quality jerseys produced in Europe, we are very pleased with the end result.”

“Once the fans see the newly created Italia range we are sure they will be delighted not only with the styling and quality, but also with the fact that the clothing is produced in the EU and carries the unique Oeko-Tex non-toxic textiles guarantee.”

Adelaide United captain Jon McKain, strike duo Sergio van Dijk and Bruce Djite, midfielder Evgeniy Levchenko and goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic were on hand to model the new playing kits in the unique surroundings of Coopers Brewery, Djite saying he is impressed by the final product.

“I think it-s great. We-ve got fantastic sponsors on the shirt and we are the Reds, the home strip is all red and I think the black alternate strips are something a bit different,” Djite said.

“It-s a fantastic strip, it feels good, it-s the first time I-ve worn it and I look forward to getting out onto Hindmarsh and wearing the colours.”

Similarly to last season, Coopers and Stratco will again occupy the front and back of shirt respectively, while Adelaide United is delighted to welcome Hot Property Group as the club-s new sleeve partner.

As the new look Reds prepare to take on Gold Coast United in their first official pre season match against Hyundai A-League opposition on Friday night at Hindmarsh, McKain admits there is an air of excitement growing.

“We-ve built a squad full of depth so no one can rest on their laurels, there is going to be everybody pushing for spots and I dare say they-re not going to be friendly games. We-re going into them to win and form some good platforms for the season,” McKain said.

“Hopefully fans can get out and support us and really get a taste of the Hyundai A-League season because it-s going to be exciting. It-s a new team, new strips and hopefully there will be plenty of entertainment.”

The new home and alternate playing shirts, plus other official Errea supporter apparel, is expected to be available for purchase by the opening weekend of the Hyundai A-League season on October 7.