Darlington FC are offering fans to vote for the club’s new home and away kits for next 2010/2011 season.
The Quakers are giving supporters the chance to choose their favourite designs from two options each.
Both home designs incorporate the club’s traditional black and white hoops, while fans can choose from two striking away designs, including a sky blue and white hooped shirt, and an all red strip. Supporters can vote for the kit in three different ways – by post, email and text – but they have less than three weeks to have their say.
All voters will be entered into a free prize draw, with a trip to Italy to see the new kits being produced as the top prize.
Managing director Graham Fordy said: “We’re delighted to be giving fans the chance to vote for both home and away strips for next season. “Everything last summer was done at the last minute and Errea had to quickly produce our current shirts from some of their existing stock, which is why we had to make a quick decision to go with the designs.
“We value supporter feedback and the best way of producing a popular kit design is by simply giving the fans their chance to vote on them, and thankfully we’ve had more time this year to plan this properly and open it up to fans.
“A number of shortlisted designs have been narrowed down by the manager to two designs of each, which are now available for fans to decide upon.
“We’re confident this will be a popular system and we look forward to receiving the votes and eventually discovering which will be the new kits for the 2010-11 season.
“There are also some exciting prizes available for fans who vote, to give an added incentive, so I’m sure we’ll receive a lot of feedback.”
Fans can vote for their favourite designs in the following ways:
● TEXT: Text “HOME KIT A/B (inserting your choice) and AWAY KIT A/B, followed by your name, age and email address”, to: 07916 618820
● POST: Using the attached voting slip, simply select your favourite designs for both home and away shirts and fill in the details to qualify for the free prize draw.
First prize in the draw is a trip to Italy (terms and conditions apply), which includes a visit to Errea, Darlington’s kit manufacturers, plus two season tickets and a signed framed shirt.
Second prize is two season tickets and a signed framed shirt, and third prize is a signed framed shirt. There are also 10 pairs of tickets for the opening game of the 2010-11 season as runners-up prizes.
The deadline for voting is close of play Friday January 29 – the club are planning to reveal the winning designs in February.