New Balance have officially revealed the new 2015/16 Celtic FC home kit, celebrating the first collaboration between the two. The kit has succeeded in reflecting the heritage and dominance of Celtic Park, whilst also incorporating a modern twist.
The kit is presented as part of a New Balance ‘Live For Celtic’ campaign, a celebration of the passion that all those associated with Celtic have for the club.
The kits have certainly gone down well: as Scott Brown, Celtic FC’s captain, said; “All the players were excited to hear New Balance would be making next season’s kits and the designs were popular from the moment we saw them. We can’t wait to wear them on the pitch.”
In keeping with the team’s tradition and identity, solid green hoops circle the white shirt, creating a sharp look that is complimented by a V-insert collar.
Celtic’s rich heritage is also celebrated with the inclusion of club message “A Club like no other” to the inner back neck. The kit is completed with crisp white shorts and white socks with green hoops.
The kit incorporates NB Dry technology that helps keep the body cool and dry whilst being active. The moisture wicking fabric releases moisture away from the body, making it fast-drying.
If this wasn’t enough, it is also anatomically fitted to form around the player’s body shape for ease of movement.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell has commented that: “The kit looks and feels modern, yet the traditions that bind this club and its supporters have been completely respected. We are delighted to enter this great new partnership with New Balance and we are confident our new kit will be a winner both on the pitch and with our fans.”
Richard Wright, the General Manager of New Balance Football, adds that, “New Balance has big ambitions and we can learn a lot from one of Europe’s most prolific and successful clubs.”
For over 100 years, the iconic green and white-hooped kit has been a symbol of passion and pride for the faithful supporters of Celtic FC. Thanks to New Balance’s seamless blend of stylish design and technology, the distinct kit will continue to leave its mark.
The New Balance 2015/16 Celtic FC Home Kit is available to purchase now at www.newbalance.com/football for US residents, and at http://www.newbalance.co.uk/football-1/ for UK residents. These kits might not be able to turn you into a football star overnight, but they will make you feel like one.