Linfield Football Club is pleased to announce the launch of the eagerly awaited, new 2007-08 UMBRO away kit. Entertainment and refreshments will be available as the "Back to Back Double Winners" put on sale a striking new kit, produced by leading kit manufacturers and faithful club sponsors, UMBRO.
It is a new away kit which is sure to be a massive hit with all Linfield supporters and it is sure to be a top seller over the busy summer season.
Lending their support to the occasion will be a number of players from David Jeffrey’s first team squad.
They are looking forward to meeting and greeting the club’s supporters and they will be available for the photo opportunities, much sought after by many Linfield supporters.
Linfield Football Club has increased the level of revenue taken at the Windsor Park and Shankill Road Superstores by a massive 80% in the past year, with the Superstore manager and Management Committee member, Stephen Dickson enthusing that "the tremendous increase in revenue streams is a very welcome boost to the club’s finances and everyone at Linfield is grateful to the many loyal Linfield fans who support the club in this important commercial area. In addition, we are of course very grateful to our excellent working partner and club sponsor, UMBRO for their terrific products which are hugely popular with our supporters and customers".
The "Back to Back Double Winners" will begin their preparations for their latest European campaign at the end of this month and the team will be suitably attired in the club’s stunning new colour trilogy.
Demand is expected to be phenomenal, with those few lucky enough to have previewed the new away kit, describing it as "awesome".
The new UMBRO Linfield away kit will be revealed by the local sports media and of course LinfieldFC.com at the weekend. Wearing the new kit in the photo shoot will be several leading players and Gemma Garrett, the runner-up in the recent Miss Great Britain contest and of course, the sister of Linfield striker, Stephen.
Make sure you log on to LinfieldFC.com on Sunday for a preview of the superb new kit and make sure you are at Windsor Park on the evening of June 21 to get your new Linfield away kit.
Linfield F.C. are a Northern Irish football club playing in the Irish Premier League. Founded in March 1886 in south Belfast, Linfield play at Windsor Park, which is also the 'home' of the Northern Ireland international team.
Linfield Football club was founded in March 1886 as the Linfield Athletic Club by workers of the Linfield Spinning Mill. Initially the club played its home fixtures on ground at the back of the mill known as 'The Meadow.' In 1889 the club's growth resulted in a move to Ulsterville Avenue. During their time there the club played Nottingham Forest in the first round of the English FA Cup (at that time the competition was open to clubs in all 4 parts of the UK) achieving a 2-2 draw in Nottingham, however they withdrew from the replay.
The club,which has the biggest fan base of any Irish League club side, has a playing record unsurpassed in domestic football, winning the Premiership title 47 times (the 47th time on the 23 April 2007), and the Irish F.A. Cup 37 times. They won a domestic double in 2006, their 18th, which broke a tie with Scottish team Rangers for the top spot on the all-time world list. They added a second consecutive 'double' in 2007, the first team to achieve this feat in over seventy years.
In 2005, Linfield won the first ever Setanta Cup, a competition between the top teams of both the Republic of Ireland's and Northern Ireland's premier leagues when they beat strong favourites Shelbourne.
Despite winning the first ever Setanta Cup competition, Linfield Football Club failed to reach the same feat in the tournament the following year, losing to eventual winners, Drogheda United, at the semi-final stage. In 2006-2007 they topped their group for the third successive season, becoming the only side to progress beyond the group stages in every year of the competition, and reached the final where they were again defeated by Drogheda United, in a penalty shoot-out.
Linfield are one of the biggest clubs in Ireland in terms of support and the most successful club in the world in terms of trophy count, having officially passed the 200 mark with their league title win in 2004. Rangers are the only club in the world who have won their League title more times than Linfield.