Today New Balance officially revealed the new 2016/17 Celtic FC home kit. The shirt has been launched as part of the ‘Like No Other’ campaign for the 2016/17 season. It will be available at UK Soccer Shop, Kitbag, Subside Sports, Lovell Soccer and World Soccer Shop.
The legendary Celtic FC hoops have been refreshed in Fern green and Optic white; finished with gold trim around the sleeve cuffs and shoulder seams– a testament to the club’s success. The green gradiant hoops are designed to evoke the nostalgia of the 2003 UEFA Cup Final. The iconic words ‘A club like no other’ as spoken by legendary Celtic FC player, coach and manager Tommy Burns displayed on the back neck tape and to the inner hem.
Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football said: “This new kit combines the history of Celtic FC with the modern advancements of New Balance’s research and development. With our NB Dry technology the players can rely on the fact they will be comfortable on pitch whilst they are competing at the highest levels.”
The kit has been developed using NB Dry technology, a moisture wicking fabric that keeps players cool and dry whilst wicking sweat from the body, making it fast drying.
The shorts feature a classic all-white design trimmed with gold piping, paired with socks in white with a green gradiant hoop. To offer added support to the ankle, the socks have built in comfort zones while the footbed has been developed with polypropylene to alleviate excess moisture when the foot makes contact with the boot.
The goalkeeper kit is constructed with engineered Flex fabric zones to offer a greater range of movement, these zones are identified by contract heat transfers. The striking Toxic colour design with black shoulder Flex panels is complemented with Toxic colour shorts and socks.
Celtic FC Captain Scott Brown said: “The famous green and white Celtic jersey, and now with gold trim, is a continuous reminder of the hard work, dedication and success that makes this club so great. It is a fundamental and iconic part of our history. It’s great to see the jersey looking so fresh with this new design for next season. I know all the players will feel proud to wear this kit.”