Tuesday 25th July
New Balance and Celtic FC Introduce Vivid Cactus Green Design for European nights
New Balance Football today officially revealed the new Celtic FC Euro jersey. The shirt is part of the ‘Live the Legend’ campaign for the 2017/18 season, celebrating the Club’s 50th anniversary year since the iconic Lisbon Lions victory.
Completing the green New Balance kit collection for the season, the striking Vivid Cactus jersey is finished with a squared neckline with engineered “U” shape. The kit pays tribute to the incredible achievements of the Lisbon Lions 50 years ago, and features a specialtextured 50th anniversary black crest. The two teams who competed in the 1967 final have been commemorated in the inner back neck of the jersey, where the green and white hoops of Celtic and the black and blue stripes of F.C. Internazionale Milano are featured.
Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football said “The Euro kit has traditionally included some brighter elements and this season is no exception, the eye-catching finish offering the fans something fresh. In this commemorative 50th year anniversary for Celtic we have recognised the Lisbon Lions victory on each shirt, something which we think the fans will really like.”
Tested at Loughborough University’s world leading Sports Technology Institute, the kit features a unique combination of bonded vents and zonal mesh structures to provide advanced cooling and performance benefits. The kit incorporates moisture-activated laser cut vents in the under-arm regions that open in response to increased perspiration by the player.
The kit is completed by black shorts and Vivid Cactus socks with a black trim. To offer added support to the ankle, the socks have built in comfort zones and the footbed has been developed with polypropylene to alleviate excess moisture when the foot makes contact with the boot.
The goalkeeper kit has been engineered in line with the outfield players’ jerseys, sporting a mock vent and back jacquard cage system to compliment the outfield kit aesthetic. The Bright Cherry design with black crest, sponsor and NB branding has a strong look, completed by the tonal three colour sleeve pattern.
Celtic FC player Scott Sinclair said: “I’m a big fan of the bright Euro kit, it’s something that will stand out when we wear it and I’m sure it will go down well with the fans. We’re already looking forward to getting this on the pitch next season.”
The full range of New Balance Celtic FC Euro kit products, including the Euro Elite Player Jersey and Euro Replica Jersey, are available to pre-order now. They will be available to buy exclusively in the UK from http://celticsuperstore.co.uk/ and from the Celtic store on 4thAugust. New Balance Celtic Euro kit products will be available globally from www.newbalance.com (US residents) andwww.newbalance.co.uk (UK residents) from 11th August.