Featherstone Rovers reveal new kit for the 2018 season

Featherstone Rovers' new kit for 2018.
Featherstone Rovers' new kit for 2018.
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FEATHERSTONE Rovers have revealed the club’s new-look principal kit for the 2018 season.

Produced by Steeden Sports, Rovers’ kit supplier for at least the next three years, the strip features the club’s traditional colours of navy and white, with a swathe of royal blue across the chest.

The kit will be worn by both the club’s male and female teams next year.

Rovers finished fourth in the Championship last season before sealing seventh place in the middle-eights Qualifiers.

The women’s team were Challenge Cup and Super League Grand Final runners-up.

The men’s side - including high-profile signings Tom Holmes and Martyn Ridyard - returned to training this week and will begin their pre-season campaign against Castleford Tigers on Boxing Day.

The new shirt, launched at an event on Friday night, incorporates Rovers’ long-standing partners LINPAC Packaging, GMB Union, Taylor Wimpey, Went Valley Aggregates, CPM Contracts and Big Fellas Nightclub. New to the jersey for 2018 are stadium sponsors LD Nutrition, whose branding appears to the rear, PS Welding & Engineering and Naturally Best – with One Connectivity featuring on the rear of the shorts.

Featherstone general manager Davide Longo reckons the design will be a hit with fans, despite a break with tradition.

He said: “We are delighted with the overall look and feel of our new principal shirt.

“The club has carried its traditional ‘butcher’s stripe’ design for some time now and we felt a fresh look was needed for 2018.”

He added: “We have worked closely with Steeden to ensure a professional and slick delivery of the new shirt and we are pleased to be in a position to have replica shirts, in addition to a host of brand-new off-field garments, going immediately on sale.”

Junior sizes six to 14 and adults sizes extra-small to 6XL are in stock and available in store and online. Toddlers’ sizes 0 to four will go on sale in December.

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