Huddersfield Town has released its third kit in a tribute to the Club’s fallen heroes.
The kit, which features a camouflage design, is predominately white with a red touch, and will be worn for the first time by the team at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 3 October 2015.
The kit, manufactured by Puma and sponsored by Covonia, Northern Commercials and Stafflex, is available for fans to purchase from the Club's retail outlets at the Stadium and the Packhorse Centre in Huddersfield NOW, as well as online at www.htafcmegastore.com
The kit is dedicated to the memory of those lost in conflict, including Huddersfield Town's eight players who were lost in war. This includes Larrett Roebuck, who was the first professional footballer in the country to lose his life in World War One.
The Puma kit is made of 100% lightweight performance enhancing polyester with moisture wicking technology. Featuring a closed mesh textured side and yoke panels for added ventilation, the shirt has a tailored collar for increased player comfort. The heat applied Puma cat branding gives a contemporary lightweight look and feel, its bold graphic makes a dramatic and impactful on-pitch statement. The shirt and shorts feature a traditional woven badge crest, with satin stitch applique border and embroidery.
The Club have launched a hashtag to accompany the kit #ToBeProud and will be encouraging fans to use this when referring to the new kit on social media.
Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented:
"The kit is a tribute to remember all those who gave their lives to the country in conflict. As a Club who lost the first professional footballer in Larrett Roebuck just over 100 years ago, we felt that the kit was a way to remember both him and all the players we have lost in battle, as well as all of the wider football family who have ever lost individuals to war.
"The kit looks really good and I would like to thank Covonia, Northern Commercials and Stafflex for their support. I'd encourage our fans to order the shirt, as we are expecting this to sell out very quickly."
The Roll of Honour, listing the Huddersfield Town players who have lost their lives in active service, reads:
A left full back, Larrett became the first footballer to lose his life in the Great War when he was killed on 18 October 1914
Centre forward for Town from 1913-15; died in the European War on 9 April 1917
Leigh Richmond Roose (Rouse)
Welsh international goalkeeper killed in action at the Somme on 7 October 1916
Charles Edward Randall
Former amateur player with Town killed on 27 September 1916 as a private in the Coldstream Guards
Robert Henry Gordon
Died on 18 September 1940; a right-half, he was a Leading Aircraftsman in the RAF Volunteer Reserve
Played for Town Reserves from 1940-42; died on 28 April 1943 serving the Royal Navy
Francis Cornelius Chivers
Played for Town between 1936 and 1938; killed on active service in a mining accident in Doncaster
Famous Scottish international sadly killed in a military vehicle crash near Cairo on 15 November 1946