Wigan Warriors unveil six shirt designs for 2017 kit vote
Warriors to have different home kit for 2017 season
- Fans given the chance to vote on important decision
Wigan Warriors today unveil the six shirt designs for the 2017 kit vote.
The innovative move to give fans the opportunity to select the design of the 2017 home kit follows fan feedback and it will be the first time the Club have opened up such an important decision to its supporters.
As per the Clubs published kit strategy, 2017 is the third year of the kit cycle which means the designers at Erreà have been given free rein to create something that is different from traditional cherry and white hoops.
The designs are wide ranging and feature different styles across three main colours: cherry, red and white. They incorporate the current 2016 sponsors to provide an accurate representation of the look and feel of the shirts; however, some sponsors may change ahead of the new season.
The designs have now been released online but in a unique feature Erreà have also produced samples of all six kits – which fans can see on display at Warriors World in the Grand Arcade – to allow supporters to see the actual shirts up close and help them to make their decision.
All season ticket holders and members with a valid current e-mail address will be able to vote online for their favourite design through a unique link which will be sent to them via e-mail on Tuesday afternoon. All other fans will be able to vote by visiting Warriors World in the Grand Arcade and the vote will remain open until Wednesday 15th June at 5pm. Only one vote per person will be allowed.
Whilst the winning design won’t change significantly from those released today, the Club will be monitoring feedback and reserves the right to make minor tweaks to best represent supporters’ opinions.
The kits will go into production at the start of July and the winning design will be launched alongside sales of the shirt in mid-November.
The first option combines a cherry and red diagonal pattern, with white trim on the collar. This will be worn with matching shorts and white socks.
This design features cherry as the base colour with thin white horizontal pinstripes positioned at increasing intervals. Worn with white shorts and solid cherry socks.
The simplest design. This shirt is predominantly cherry but features a sublimated subtle curved pattern across the chest and bottom of the shirt, which is offset by white panels and collar. This will be worn with matching cherry shorts and socks.
The first of two chequered designs which were inspired by the 1995-96 away kit. This features cherry and red chequers with a white collar. The shorts are cherry and feature the same pattern down one side whilst the socks will be plain white.
The second of the chequered designs uses cherry and white as it’s predominant colours, with a thin red key line around the chequers which is only visible close up. The cherry shorts continue this pattern down one side whilst the socks are a more traditional cherry and white hooped style.
The final option would see the Warriors wear cherry and white vertical stripes for the first time. This design features a white cuff on the sleeves and white trim on the collar, and will be worn with cherry shorts and white socks.