Western United Football Club (WUFC) have today released the Kappa designs for their Home & Away Kit for the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season.
The new Home kit by Kappa features a traditional vertical green and black stripe, accompanied by a modern shieldless club emblem.
The new Away kit features an impactful geometric design and is inspired by the green wedge from within the new club logo.
This motif was derived from the west pointer in a 4-points compass rose. This is to symbolise that no matter where the team plays in their first season, they will always pay respect to the fans and the values of the west.
Kappa have a long history in designing and manufacturing football products going back to 1967.
In 2019, WUFC will join the likes of Leeds United FC, Napoli FC, Torino FC as well as the Tunisian national team with wearing innovative Kappa designs out on the pitch.
Kappa Australia CEO Ze’ev Bogaty said, “Our product and design teams undertake an exhaustive research and collaborative approach to create a kit like this in an effort to reflect the personality of a football team’s community. This was a particularly exciting process for a new club like Western United.”
“Our partnership with WUFC represents a fantastic opportunity for Kappa Australia to enter a thriving Australian football market and we can’t wait to showcase the next phase of products which include an exciting range of on-and off-field merchandise that we’ll be releasing to fans soon.”
WUFC CEO Maurice Bisetto said that the club had listened to their new fans in the development of the kits, which were designed to reflect what will be the team’s contemporary approach on and off the pitch.
“We believe strongly that a team’s kit should reflect their visions for the future,” Bisetto said. “We have a fan base that is looking for us to make a bold statement in our first season and we feel like with these designs we’ve delivered something that will help us stand out from the crowd.”
The new playing kit will be worn by a number of high profile recruits including Ersan Gulum, Scott McDonald, Panagiotis Kone, Brendan Hamill, Connor Pain, Filip Kurto, Max Burgess and more.
WUFC will join the Hyundai A-League from the start of the 2019/20 season beginning in October this year.