Hibernian Football Club are a Scottish professional football club based in Leith, in the north of Edinburgh. They are one of two Scottish Premier League clubs in the city, the other being their great rivals Hearts who Hibernian play in the Edinburgh derby. The club, often referred to as “Hibs”, finished in 6th place during the 2008/09 SPL season.
Hibernian FC launched their home and away kits for the 2009/10 SPL season yesterday. Here’s an introduction to the new kits from Hibs’ website:
Hibernian has once again combined the traditional with the innovative for the new playing kit for season 2009/10. Taking a stance against the usual home and away kit launch schedule, this summer the Club will introduce all of next season’s outfield playing kit at the same time.
In conjunction with long-term technical sponsor, Le Coq Sportif, Hibernian has developed a unique inter-changeable playing strip system that can be mixed and matched in several classic Hibernian green and white combinations.The Club has listened to supporters with a return to the classic Hibernian colours and strip layout — the vintage Hibernian Green-white-green strip is back. Simple, clean-cut straight lines allow the Club colours to stand out, including detail and panels of dark green, linking the kit back to the original Hibernian shirt. The central placement of the Club crest pays homage to the history of Hibernian and provides a balanced finish to the shirt.
And for the first time in five years Hibernian’s change strip will once again be all-white. Bright, direct and incisive, the much requested all-white combination is finished with emerald and dark green flashes and trim, identifying it as truly Hibernian. Available for the first time with green numbering and lettering, the all-white strip will be a must-have for all Hibernian supporters.