Newcastle United have launched their new 2021/22 home shirt, which is the first to be made by British sportswear brand Castore following an 11-year partnership with Puma.
The design of the new shirt is specifically inspired by the one worn by Kevin Keegan’s great ‘entertainers’ of the mid-1990s, with a star-studded Magpies side finishing second in the Premier League two seasons in a row.
Wide black and white stripes are complemented by a white collar, as was the 90s look, featuring a long strip of white buttons. Betting firm Fun88 remains the sponsor for a fifth consecutive season.
To go with the retro look, Castore has loaded the new kit with technology and innovation, designing it to be ‘lightweight, highly breathable and moisture-wicking’. It is also made from high stretch fabric, offering better movement and comfort.
“I’m a big fan of the new home kit. The players have been really impressed with what they have seen so far,” club captain Jamaal Lascelles told NUFC.co.uk.
“It’s obvious that a lot has gone into the technical side too, so that the match and training kit is functional and benefits the players on the pitch. We’re looking forward to stepping out in it over the season and to seeing our fans in their shirts inside the stadium again.”
Newcastle marginally improved to 12th in the Premier League last season under Steve Bruce and will open their 2021/22 campaign against West Ham at St James’ Park on 15 August.
Before then, however, Bruce and his team have a mini pre-season tour of nearby Yorkshire. The squad will be split for two friendlies against York and Harrogate, both on 18 July, before further friendlies against Doncaster and Rotherham on 23 July and 27 July respectively.
The Magpies will head slightly further afield to face Burton on 30 July, with a final pre-season game at home to newly promoted Premier League side Norwich on 7 August.
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