New kits to be unveiled today at 3pm...Walsall FC, in partnership with principal sponsors HomeServe, will be unveiling the new 2016/17 home and away kits this afternoon (5th July) at New Invention Junior School, in Willenhall.
First-team manager Jon Whitney, captain Adam Chambers and new signing Florent Cuvelier will be attending the school, who won a Facebook competition, ran by HomeServe, to host this special one-off event.
For the competition, parents were asked to tell HomeServe why their child’s school should receive a visit from the super Saddlers.
There were 187 entries, with the prize awarded to New Invention, in recognition of their support to the surrounding community and their charity fundraising initiatives.
As well as being able to witness the official kit launch, children from the school will also be treated to a coaching session, held by Walsall FC coaches.
Children will also have the opportunity to meet the Walsall players and manager for photos and autographs.
The official kit reveal is scheduled for 3pm with the coaching session running immediately after.
“The club have a very strong relationship with the local community and we are delighted to support HomeServe with this exciting initiative,” said Stefan Gamble, CEO, Walsall FC.
“This is a great opportunity for the next generation of Walsall supporters to meet the manager and two first-team players.
"The official kit launch is always a much-anticipated event and we are delighted to be able to share it with a local school, who have also contributed significantly to the local area.”
John Greaves, Brand Director, HomeServe, added: “Having been based in Walsall for over 20 years, we are really proud supporters of our local community.
"It’s been fantastic to be able to bring Walsall FC’s official kit launch to a school, especially one like New Invention who share our passion for helping their neighbouring communities.
“We know that there are many Saddlers fans at New Invention and are excited to work with Walsall FC to bring such an exciting event right into the heart of our local area.”