Silver lining for Wednesday fans

Voted in: The Owls' new look has granted supporters their wish
Voted in: The Owls' new look has granted supporters their wish

IT IS something that fans always look forward to.

Now the Owls are all set for one of the traditional events of the summer: the launch of a new kit.

Wednesday’s new away strip has been unveiled and it goes on sale today.

It is silver with blue trim - a contrast to the two away outfits that the team have been wearing, one yellow, one black.

Fans voted for the silver design in a poll on the club’s website which included three choices.

Shirt fronts do not yet bear the name or logo of a sponsor, with talks on a deal still taking place.

Anyone buying a shirt can have the relevant image added later.

The Owls are due to unveil their new home kit at their open day on July 17 and inevitably it will feature the traditional theme of blue and white stripes.

The poll for the away strip attracted thousands of votes, and the silver look was a runaway winner.

Voting took place in December and the kit had to be ordered well in advance so it could be available this month.

It goes on sale at 9am in Hillsborough’s Megastore. Fans can buy the full strip or just the shirt. Prices start at £29.99 for the junior shirt and rise to £39.99 for adults.

The shirt carries a Children’s Hospital logo on the back, but not on the front.

The two-year deal with the Hospital has run its course but Wednesday are to maintain their close links with the institution while also looking to complete a more orthodox, commercial sponsorship deal.

Such a deal could be announced shortly and certainly well before the new home kit is launched.

On the player front, it appears that no further signings are imminent just yet, despite the club’s efforts, with many managers and players taking traditional holidays at this time of year.

With the Owls playing staff having broken up for the summer, Megastore employees Aaron Worsfold (left in our picture) and Chris Hancock got the chance to model the away kit.

At the open day next month, fans will be able to watch the team train, and take photographs and obtain autographs. There will also be other activites, to be announced later.