New Balance Football today officially revealed the new Celtic FC Third jersey. The shirt is part of the ‘Live the Legend’ campaign for the 2017/18 season.
Completing the green New Balance kit collection for the season, the striking Vivid Cactus jersey is finished with a squared neckline with engineered “U” shape. The kit pays tribute to the incredible achievements of the Lisbon Lions 50 years ago by features a special textured 50th anniversary black crest. The two teams who competed in the 1967 final have been commemorated in the inner back neck of the jersey, where the green and white hoops of Celtic and the black and blue stripes of Inter Milan are featured.
“The Third Kit has traditionally included some brighter elements and this season is no exception, the eye-catching finish offering the fans something fresh. In this commemorative 50th year anniversary for Celtic we have recognized the Lisbon Lions victory on each shirt, something which we think the fans will really like.”
– Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football.
Tested at Loughborough University’s world leading Sports Technology Institute, the kit features a unique combination of bonded vents and zonal mesh structures to provide advanced cooling and performance benefits. The kit incorporates moisture-activated laser cut vents in the under-arm regions that open in response to increased perspiration by the player.
The kit is completed by black shorts and Vivid Cactus socks with a black trim. To offer added support to the ankle, the socks have built in comfort zones and the footbed has been developed with polypropylene to alleviate excess moisture when the foot makes contact with the boot.
The goalkeeper kit has been engineered in line with the outfield players’ jerseys, sporting a mock vent and back jacquard cage system to compliment the outfield kit aesthetic. The Bright Cherry design with black crest, sponsor and NB branding has a strong look, completed by the tonal three-color sleeve pattern.
“I’m a big fan of the bright Third Kit, it’s something that will stand out when we wear it and I’m sure it will go down well with the fans. We’re already looking forward to getting this on the pitch next season.”
– Scott Sinclair, Celtic FC player.
The 2017/18 Celtic FC Third Kit range will be on sale from August 11th from selected retailers worldwide and online at www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football (UK residents).