With the dust barely settled on the season, whufc.com will keep you posted all summer on developments for the new 2008/09 campaign starting with the launch of the brand new Umbro away kit.
The state of the art sky blue strip has been unveiled today on whufc.com with homegrown players Mark Noble, James Tomkins and Freddie Sears all delighted to get the exclusive first look at what they will be wearing with pride in the new season. It will be officially launched on Thursday 22 May and be available to buy at both club stores - Lakeside and the Stadium - and also via the online Megastore. Watch out for news via whufc.com of extended opening hours.
The new change kit will see the club revert to traditional sky blue for the first time since the 2004/05 campaign and will evoke memories of classic players and teams from over the years. Although there is a firm recognition of the West Ham United heroes of the past, the new shirt, shorts and socks have all been created using the latest in sports technology to form a kit that is visually imposing and performance enhancing.
The striking design features the logo of club sponsors XL Holidays, the woven/embroidered club crest and the club's other main colours of claret and white in an innovative style. The new away shirt is made of a mesh body fabric that is lightweight and breathable with a vented underarm panel to allow optimum heat transfer and a back panel featuring a zonal bodymap design. Whether worn by you or the players, the entire kit will provide a fitting look for West Ham United as the club strives for success in 2008/09.
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