Wellington Phoenix FC has unveiled its 09/10 strips for the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 season.

The Phoenix’s primary playing strip features bold black and yellow stripes, black shorts and black socks. Subtle trim adds a modern touch to the strip, with the striped design modelled on the club’s official crest.

While the “home” strip has a distinctly “retro” look, the Phoenix alternate strip offers a nice counterpoint with a truly modern design. Predominantly white, the alternate shirt features a bold yellow horizontal hoop trimmed with black across the chest.

Phoenix chief executive Tony Pignata said the new primary strip represented a “back to basics” approach.

“It’s great that we’ve had the opportunity to change our strips from the ones used in our first two seasons in the Hyundai A-League. We’ve been pushing for stripes from the beginning of the club and it’s fantastic that Reebok has helped us achieve that.

“From a traditional point of view, stripes have been part of the footballing landscape for many, many years. The stripes are featured in the club’s crest and we felt that the strip would look great in black and yellow, which are the traditional colours of Wellington.”

In contrast to the striped shirt, the Phoenix’s alternate strip, which is likely to only be used for a few fixtures this season, features a more contemporary design concept.

“It is something a little different,” Pignata said. “We liked the all white design used previously but we wanted to add something to give it a lift – a more modern feel.”

Phoenix captain Andrew Durante and vice-captain Tim Brown were impressed by both the primary and alternate strips.

“I love the stripes of the home strip,” Durante said. “We’ve got the Phoenix colours of yellow and black and the design is traditional yet quite unique compared to the strips of the other clubs in the competition.”

Brown said the alternate strip had an exciting design.

“It’s simple yet bold. And both strips are lightweight and really comfortable to wear. They’re fantastic.”

The new strips will be available for purchase from the new Wellington Phoenix club store, scheduled to open in the coming weeks on the ground floor of ASB Bank Tower, 2 Hunter St, in Wellington city.

The store, currently being fitted out after relocating from the corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, would stock the full range of Phoenix merchandise.

“There’s going to be a big demand from fans for the new strips but we’re urging them to wait till the Phoenix store opens before buying,” Pignata said.

“Purchasing merchandise from the club store benefits the Phoenix directly and is the best way to support the club.”

Thanks to Kurtis






Comments (17)

  1. Jack Kingo

:angry: I waited so long for this and then they stuffed it up like that, let me design the kits next year.

  1. fsc

is it just me or is the black square for the number a little odd looking??

  1. fsc

*gasp* It\'s a reebok shirt that actually looks decent! The apocalypse must be here

  1. fsc

They need to get rid of the black stripes on the back and just have black names and numbers.

  1. fsc

Its a tribute to Dumbarton, I take it?<br /><br />The white shirt is like the 60s (then mid-90s) Dumbarton shirt you can buy from TOFFS

  1. fsc

Both look ok apart from the block on the striped shirt

  1. fsc

How come most of the Australian league shirts by Reebok look ok, whereas the European shirts by Reebok are laughable? :confused:

  1. fsc

Pic 1 - The footballers were mesmerised at the Photographer showed them his \"foot-long\".<br /><br />Kits not bad, not great - Reebok seem to be losing the plot on European kits this year (note the rags Bolton/Lens etc have inflicted upon them) but these are nowhere near as bad.<br /><br />Crest reminds me of Valencia C.F. ....

  1. fsc

the a-league needs a better badge! great kit though for wellington, need to establish themselves this year

  1. fsc

Hokme kit looks nice , other than the black square on the back :s <br /><br />Away kit isnt too great<br /><br />Still , good luck to the Phoenix next year ;-)

  1. fsc

I think these look surprisingly good for Reebok kits. Nicely done.

  1. fsc

these kits look good, even though the number space for the back of the home shirt is a little odd.

  1. fsc

:woohoo: <br /><br />Absolutly horrible kits.....but that what you get for a rubbish team.......

  1. fsc

What a surprise-some faggot from Auckland dishing the phoenix......grow up man and support a team from a city that can do soething that a team from Auckland would never be able to do-compete....numb nuts!

  1. fsc

Have you seen the Hull City kit? This is the same. And hull are rubbish so you don't want to be in that kit!<br /><br />As a Pomm (where real football happens), I loved you last shirt! just stick with that one. Loads better

  1. fsc

Well the home kit looks great apart from the black square on the back, and the away kit would be better if in lost the big stripe in the middle but apart from that all good<br /><br /><br />GO THE PHOENIX

  1. fsc

Its a mean as strip why is that Auckland faggot dishing it. Go the phoenix the strip has the phoenix colours all over it. :lol:

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