Having secured their place in the second tier of English football for another season, Football League Championship side Coventry City have unveiled their Puma 2011/12 home kit. The club is expected to use the same away strip that it used for the 2010/11 season for its travels next season.
According to the Sky Blues’ website:
COVENTRY City’s new 2011/12 kit has been revealed in full ahead of the team wearing the strip for today’s match against Reading.
As you may have already guessed, it has an all sky blue shirt, shorts and socks, but the collar, cuff and sock detail can be seen for the first time today.
It also features a retro badge, which is in keeping with the historic style and is exactly the same as an original drawing taken from the programmes of the early 1960s. It will be used on the home kit next season but the current crest will remain on the away strip and will continue to be the club’s official crest.
The kit is based on that strip that began the so-called Sky Blue Revolution, which ultimately saw Coventry City promoted to the top-flight for the first time in 1967.
The fact that the collar, cuff and sock detail have all been matched so closely to the original required a great deal of support from Puma and their UK agents, Genesis Sports, who have pulled out all the stops to create a truly bespoke kit for Coventry.