After the leaked picture of the 08/09 away shirt.. here it is ... Sunderland's home kit for the 2008-09 season. The new kit will be available to buy from official SAFC stores (Stadium of Light; Sainsbury's, Washington; and Debenhams,Sunderland) on May 7. The red-and-white-striped shirt has a V-neck with a black insert and black bands on the shoulder area.
The SAFC crest along with the logos of the club sponsor Boylesports and kit supplier Umbro also feature on the design. The shorts are a traditional black, with red piping - and for the first time since the 1996-97 season, the home kit will have red socks.
The Umbro shirt is designed to be both visually imposing and performance enhancing, being anatomically cut to enhance the athleticism of the player (and it is according to Nyron!). The twill mesh body fabric is lightweight and breathable and for added comfort the neckline has no exposed seams.
Sunderland manager Roy Keane, who had an input in the design of the new kit, said: " always great to see so many fans in their colours at games and Sunderland fans certainly wear their shirts with pride." I'm sure they'll love the new design and we'll see lots of them wearing it next season." SAFC marketing and communications director Lesley Callaghan added: "Supporters can pre-order their shirts now and be confident that buying direct from SAFC helps to invest in the clubs future."
Thanks to Louise