Newtown AFC are set to go green for 2022 in a bid to underline the club’s environmental credentials.
First published on https://www.newtownafc.co.uk/robins-set-to-go-green-for-22-23/
The Robins will turn out in a brand new green and black home kit from next season as part of an extended deal with Italian sportswear manufacturers Errea. The club will also wear an entirely blue new away strip in a complete break with the club’s long standing tradition of wearing red.
The club have revealed that the new shirt will be made entirely from recycled plastic materials collected at the club’s Latham Park ground as the Robins bid to go fully carbon neutral by 2030.
Club spokesperson Howard Ellis said:
“We’re thrilled with how the new kit allows us to be better aligned with a carbon neutral future for Newtown AFC”.
“The manufacturers have really pulled out all the stops to help us, even ensuring that the shirts will be made entirely from used up plastic bottles collected at the ground, as well as bits of the 4G pitch at Latham Park which we’ve replaced over the season. These materials would have otherwise gone to landfill but will now be available for fans to buy as the new kit.
“We were a bit concerned about the players getting plastic burns and electric shocks from the kit but the manufacturer has assured us it will all be fine.”
The club have also revealed that they are working on a range of other green initiatives, including an entirely vegan menu in the robin’s nest cafe and a rainwater recycling scheme at the club’s Latham Park stadium.