The Club this evening revealed their new home and away shirts for the forthcoming season which will be available to buy for the first time this coming Saturday.
The new replica shirts, produced by Italian sportswear manufacturer macron , will be available to purchase at Station Park this coming Saturday from 10am to 11.30am, Monday 9th July from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, and Saturday 14th July – again from 10am to 11.30am.
Forfar Athletic FC are a football club with membership of the Scottish Football League. They play at Station Park, in the north end of Forfar
Last season the club’s colours were sky-blue with gray-blue trim, gray-blue shorts, sky-blue stockings with gray trim , with the away shirt being an A.C. Milan style kit of red and black vertical stripes.
The new 07/08 home kit will be predominantly Sky Blue in colour, with the away kit White and a secondary colour TBC.
The club are nicknamed "the Loons", although the local media have had a habit of using the much despised moniker of the "Sky Blues".
The club was founded in 1885 when the second team of the older Forfarshire club called Angus Athletic, broke away to form Forfar Athletic. One explanation for the origins of the Loons' moniker is that this second string were younger than the first team - "Loons" being a similar term to "lads" in the local dialect - over time people would say "I'm off to watch the Loons". The early side played in a navy and black striped home strip. On September 1 1888 the club established their reputation when they defeated Lindertis, a side from nearby Kirriemuir, 14-1.