Sergio van Dijk has unveiled Brisbane Roar’s new-look 09/10 football kits at Suncorp Stadium.
Brisbane Roar FC (formerly known as Queensland Roar FC) is an Australian football club from Brisbane, Australia competing in the A-League competition, They officially changed their crest and changed their name to Brisbane Roar FC on 5th May 2009
During the first two seasons the Roar played in a predominantly orange home strip with blue shorts and maroon socks. Queensland sporting teams traditionally play in maroon but the original home strip kept with the colours used by the team in its earlier incarnations. The colours of orange and blue honor the club's Dutch origins.
Although it might not be the famous Oranje kit of his Dutch national team, van Dijk said he was looking forward to sporting the more classic design next season.
“The more orange, the better for me,” he joked.
“A different name and a different kit makes it more like a new start. The strip looks more classic and I like it.”
The Roar will first wear the new strip against Scottish giants Celtic at Suncorp Stadium on July 12.
Van Dijk said the match would be the perfect occasion for the fans to witness the new uniform first-hand.
“It’s nice to show a lot of people in the crowd the new strip and play a good game against Celtic,
so that’s all positive,” he said.
“It’s always great to play against teams who often play in the Champions League and Celtic is one of those teams.
“I hope we can show our home crowd something so they come to the stadium next season.”