New kits and sponsors revealed for historic season...WALSALL FC are delighted to unveil our new playing kits for our historic 125th Anniversary season and also announce new front and back-of-shirt advertising deals.
The kits have been designed with memorable moments from our past in mind and are manufactured by our Official Technical Kit Suppliers, Diadora, who are now in their second year of working with the club.
The home kit combines the classic white ‘V’ neck that was worn with distinction during our rise to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s with the white pinstripes that we wore during our League Cup adventure of 1983/84 when we reached the semi-final.
During both of these memorable periods in the history of the club, our striking red shirts were combined with white shorts and socks, something that we will be repeating this year.
Meanwhile the navy blue and red trim of the away kit provides a classy and smart alternative look.
It is fitting that the name of one of our main commercial partners, CAT Communications, should grace the front of our shirts throughout 2013/14.
They have been back-of-shirt advertiser for the past two years and given the club outstanding commercial support for many years.
“This is a very important year for the club and we are both honoured and delighted to be the main shirt advertiser,” said Craig Lang, a local lad and Managing Director of Wiltshire-based CAT Communications. “We have worked with the club for many years as supplier, customer and supporter and are extremely proud of our association.
“To see our company name on the front of the shirts is a dream come true. Hopefully the team will continue to go from strength-to-strength and build on the successes of last season.”
CAT Communications offer a wide range of telecommunications services for companies of all sizes, including system design, installation, support, and management of your telephone system as well as associated products and services such as line rental and hardware sales.
Taking over as back-of-shirt advertisers are Dains LLP. They are the Official Auditors and Accountants to Walsall FC.
As one of the UK’s largest independent firm of accountants, Dains LLP have a number of offices in the West Midlands area.
They provide a comprehensive accounting and auditing service to small and large companies as well as an accounting and taxation service for personal clients.
“This is the first time that we have been involved in a sponsorship of this kind and we are really looking forward to it,” said Richard McNeilly of Dains LLP. “We already enjoy an excellent working relationship with the club and this feels like a great thing to do in order to take our involvement to the next level.
“The shirts look fantastic and to feel part of the club during what is an exciting time both on and off-the-field is tremendous for us.”
Saddlers’ Commercial Manager, Nina Best, is pleased that both CAT Communications and Dains LLP have such prominent advertising with the club, whilst also expressing her delight at the choice of our new-look kits.
“We are delighted to be connecting with CAT Communications and Dains LLP for next season’s kit,” she said. “Both companies have supported our commercial activities enormously in recent times and so we look forward to providing them with plenty of coverage and helping them get as much out of the advertising as possible.
“The choice of playing kit for the season ahead has been a key decision. It was important that the club consulted with the fans as to which kits had been most memorable and influential for them in past seasons, before we sat down with the designers at Diadora.
“Essentially we wanted to produce a kit that fuses past and present, something that supporters would want to see their favourite players wearing whilst also wearing it themselves!
“Diadora understood this concept and were there at every stage, leading us to our final decision on a kit that will represent such an historic season for us.”
Diadora are also looking forward to continuing their association with The Saddlers and Guy Walker, JD Sports Head of Football commented. “After a fantastic first season working with the club, we are delighted to have been able to produce these kits in what is a very special year for Walsall FC as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.
“The feedback from fans towards the design last year was fantastic and we hope to get a similar response to the new look kits, ahead of the 2013/2014 season.”
The home and away kits will go on sale from the Banks's Stadium Club Shop today. You will be pleased to hear that the shop will also have a special Saturday opening this weekend between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Alternatively you can purchase online here...
Prices are, as follows:
SHIRTS (home / away / goalkeepers)
Adults - size small to 2xl: £39.99
Adults - size 3xl - 5xl: £44.99
Kids sizes: £24.99
SHORTS (home / away / goalkeepers)
Adults sizes: £14.99
Kids sizes: £10.99
SOCKS (home / away / goalkeepers)
All sizes: £7.50