This is the new Northampton Town home kit for the 2007/2008 season, modelled by Chris Doig. The team will be wearing the away kit in Ibiza, so the first public appearance in the new home kit will be when the team return to the UK.

The new home kit will be available to buy from the Club Shop from Tuesday onwards.

Northampton Town Football Club are a football team based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. The nickname of the club is The Cobblers after the famous shoe industry in Northampton. For the 2006-2007 season, Northampton Town are playing their trade in Football League One after Promotion in 2005-2006.

 

The team play their home fixtures at the Sixfields Stadium since moving from the County Ground in October 1994. They usually play in claret and white, and their main local rivals are Peterborough United, a rivalry which has endured since the 1960s. The Cobblers are currently sponsored by local estate agent Jackson Grundy.

Northampton Town was founded in 1897 after meetings between the town’s schoolteachers and local solicitor A.J. Darnell. At the time schoolboy football was strong in the county due in part to the enthusiasm of the local teachers.

They were however dissatisfied with the current arrangement of arranged friendlies between schools preferring to teach the boys through practical examples and they felt this could be done by forming a town team. At the same time A.J. Darnell travelled to Leicester with the local Rugby team and whilst there witnessed an exhibition football match between Leicester Fosse and Notts County.

This gave him the desire to start his own club in Northampton. Mr Darnell and the local schoolteachers came together through their shared aims and on March 6, 1897, at the Princess Royal Inn on the Wellingborough Road, Northampton Football Club was formed.

Following objections from the town’s rugby club the team were forced to adopt the name of Northampton Town to avoid trouble. The club gained permission to play home matches at the county ground, home of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, providing that no games were scheduled between May and September, and this was to remain their home for the next 97 years.

 

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