York City FC are launching next seasons home kit and the fans can decide which is their favourite.
The club have two kits to choose from and the new kit will be worn for the next 2 seasons and will be again be made by Nike. It is the first time that the Club have offered the fans the chance to decide on the kit.
After releasing the above kit vote York City have received a tremendous response to their initiative to encourage supporters to choose the team’s home kit for the next two seasons. A large number of fans have texted in their choice from the two options currently on show on the club’s website.
There has also been huge debate stirred up by the move as many fans commented they would prefer a red & blue kit to a red & white one.
According to the club there are a number of reasons for the decision to offer two red & white options, which fans may not be aware of and the club would like their supporters to know the reason behind this:
After a number of years of red & white strips, the club returned to red & blue at the start of last season as it was felt that this would be a popular choice with supporters. However, this has caused problems in two areas, the most important one of which has been a feeling amongst the football management and players that the kit has made it difficult for players to identify their team mates, particularly under floodlights. Additionally, Conference rules request that dark colours are not used as these can cause clashes with the kit worn by match officials. Eagle eyed fans will have noticed that City have switched their shorts and socks from Blue to Red half way through the current season for the above reasons. In addition to this, although there are Red & Blue kits currently available in the Nike range, none of these are available to the club on a two year deal which would mean changing kits again at the end of next season. This would be unfair on fans as the club are committed to changing their strip every two years to save supporters the expense of buying new shirts every year.
However, the club have taken Supporters views into consideration and will now be incorporating a set of blue shorts into the fans choice of kit for the next two seasons.