Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League Champions Sydney FC have unveiled their new Under Armour playing kits for the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League 2019-20 seasons.
Designed by Under Amour in close consultation with Sydney FC, the 2019-2020 kits take inspiration from the architecture of one of the most distinct and unique buildings in the world, The Sydney Opera House.
Each of the new kits features Sydney FC’s iconic sky blue – including the main colourway of the team’s home kit – with various shades of blue that is a nod to the Sky Blue’s rich history and the traditional state colour of New South Wales.
The away kit includes sky blue trimming on the sleeves alongside a main white jersey, while the third kit takes a bold direction with a charcoal colour complimented with sky blue trimming on the shoulders and across the chest.
The shoulders of the home and third kit feature a pattern that resembles the iconic external ceramic tiles on the roof of the Opera House that has become synonymous with the city. In addition, this same gradient pattern transcends the front and back of the team’s away kit.
On the rear neck of all three jerseys is a call for fans everywhere – We Are Sydney – in addition to a Sydney Harbour Bridge graphic to illustrate the unifying ability of the club to the city.
“This is the first year that we’ve had the opportunity to work with Sydney FC and wanted to show the club’s supporters that we’re going to deliver bold and innovative designs on a yearly basis,” said Karen Patterson, senior design manger on Under Armour’s Global Football Team.
“Using sky blue as the focal point, conceptually we designed the three kits to incorporate the club’s traditional colours while also giving a nod to the Sydney Opera House – an iconic symbol for the club and for supporters around the world.”
Sydney FC’s Sky Blue home kit was unveiled at a Harbour Cruise event to players, staff, partners and a host of guests and dignitaries by star midfielder and Under Armour athlete Milos Ninkovic, along with Westfield W-League captain Teresa Polias.
Left back Michael Zullo and Young Matildas defender Angelique Hristodoulou showcased the club’s new white away playing strips while Sky Blues striker Adam Le Fondre and defender Liz Ralston launched the club’s new alternate charcoal coloured jersey.
Socceroos and Sydney FC shot-stopper Andrew Redmayne showed off the new goalkeeper kit.
“The new Under Armour designs are unbelievable and I think we will look fantastic this season,” said midfielder Ninkovic.
“The thought and innovation which has gone into all three strips is fantastic and it will be fitting for us to be wearing them as Champions.”
Westfield W-League captain Teresa Polias also gave positive feedback to the new garments.
“They look and feel incredible and I think the designs are immaculate,” she said. “I always have a sense of pride when I pull on the Sydney FC jersey however to be wearing these new kits as Champions will be extra special.”
Under Armour reached a four-year partnership agreement with the reigning Hyundai A-League Champions earlier this month to provide best-in-class material technology to assist the team in its pursuit of football glory.
The Sky Blues will wear the same style in all of their Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League, Westfield FFA Cup and AFC Champions League competitions this season and will first play in the new kit when they meet French giants Paris St. Germain in next week’s pre-season friendly in Suzhou, China.
The jerseys are available for purchase via the club shop online at https://shop.sydneyfc.com/, www.underarmour.com.au, and Rebel Sport. A limited-edition retail version of the kit which includes the Gold Champions badge and Silver Champions Star will also be released to the public later in the year.