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Sky Blues take inspiration from 1987 FA Cup win as new kit is launched

Steve Carpenter 29th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE NEW Sky Blues kit for the 2015/16 season has been inspired by the club’s 1987 FA Cup winning side and signals the start of a new era according to chief executive Steve Waggott.

Tony Mowbray’s side will be turning out in the famous sky blue and white stripes again, just as the likes Brian Kilcline, Keith Houchen and Dave Bennett did just over 28 years ago.

The club have also opted for navy blue shorts and university blue socks as worn by the 87 heroes.

The new kit unveiling comes as part of a major four-year deal with Just Sport Group, a UK-based distributor for Nike, and it includes the famous tick symbol.

‘It Starts Today’ is the theme being used by the club having secured the services of Mowbray who has introduced Mark Venus and Jamie Clapham to his backroom staff which represents a fresh impetus at the club.

“We’ve decided to look to the past to inspire a new, positive future at the club,” said Waggott.

“The new kit, with the sky blue and white stripes and the famous Nike swoosh, represents a new period in this club’s history as we strive to improve the club’s position, image and our connection with the fanbase.

“Our supporters have praised the efforts we’ve already made this summer by reducing the season ticket prices by 25%, the reduction of the matchday ticket prices and opening a new store in a more convenient location for supporters, Arena Park.

“Tony is currently working extremely hard to bring in a higher calibre of footballer which will hopefully see us at the right end of League One this season and beyond.

“The new kit, as well as all these factors, will hopefully be the start a new era for the club and it starts today.”

The new home shirt will be priced at £44 for Adults, £38 for Youths and £36 for Juniors with the shirt also available in long sleeve at £47 for Adults, £39 for Youths and £37 for Juniors.

The shorts will be priced at £20 for Adults, £17.50 for Youths and £16.75 for Juniors and socks are priced at £8.50.

It will be available to pre-order on Monday (June 29) and deliveries are expected as early as Thursday, July 2nd, although early orders arrive on Friday morning.

The new kit will also be available to purchase from the club’s new superstore at Arena Park from 9.30 this Friday (July 3). A brand new range of Nike training wear and clothing will also be available to purchase.

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