Yeovil Town’s kit for the 2022-23 season will see a return to green and white stripes, the club has revealed.
The shirt, manufactured by Hummel, will be matched with green socks and shorts with delivery expected “in the coming weeks” with pre-orders available from midday tomorrow – here.
There is no suggestion as to the design of the away kit but we’d assume that is stripes as well.
The design is an echo of the club’s origins in 1895 when Yeovil Casuals, the club’s original name when it was established, turned out in green and white stripes.
The last time stripes were worn by a Glovers’ side was four seasons between 1991 and 1995 following the club’s move to Huish Park but, following relegation out of the Conference in 1995, the kit reverted back to solid green and never returned.
The decision should go down well with most supporters with more than 60% of the 275 who voted in our snap poll on the design over the weekend saying they preferred ‘Classic Stripes’.
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The club has also confirmed that Pittards, which describes itself as “makers of beautiful leather goods“, has signed up as the back of the shirt and sleeve sponsor with broadband provider Jurassic Fibre remaining as the main sponsor.
The company, which has its headquarters on Sherborne Road, once employed tens of thousands of people making leather gloves back in the 1800s, giving the club its nickname.
Speaking of the new deal, Chief Executive Reg Hankey said: “Pittards has been part of Yeovil since 1826, first as manufacturer for the glove trade, now as a maker of high performance leathers that are exported to major sporting brands around the world.
“The reason that so many international companies want to use leather made in Yeovil? It’s down to innovation and the passion of our people – much like following football.
“Generations of the same families from have been involved in the Pittards ‘team’ through the years and now as we approach our 200th anniversary it seems only natural that the ‘glovers’ come together with the ‘Glovers’ both on and off the pitch.”
The club has also revealed it will donate unused kits to Saris Addis Sefir, a football team based in suburb of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where Pittards has a tannery and factory.
Tsedenia Mekbib, Managing Director of the company’s operation in Africa, said: “This young team has a great potential and is filled with a huge determination.
“The support of YTFC only adds to their motivation and they are very grateful to the ongoing commitment from Pittards who have seen them develop and grow over the past four years.”
Find out more about the history of stripes in our latest Gloversblog – here.
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