Supporters Get To Choose Kit
Over the last few months we have written about the opportunity that lies ahead for our Club to engage with supporters when the inevitable change of kit supplier happens.
We still feel that when the change of kit supplier comes it will give our Club a great opportunity to canvass supporter's views and opinions. In particular, supporters could be asked to put forward their designs for the next home shirt with the winning three designs chosen by an independent panel and put forward for inclusion in the choice of home shirts available which would then be voted on by the supporters. This process would ensure that our Club are keen to include the supporters in important decisions that affect them but perhaps even more important the first home shirt manufactured by the new kit supplier may become a sell-out/ commercial success. What a great way to start a new relationship.
The opportunity for our Club to take such a progressive move is fading fast and perhaps the ongoing takeover talks has some bearing on this. That aside, we did note that Sheffield United have recently managed to successfully canvass opinion of their supporters with reference to their away kit next season. You might not like their choice of a lime green shirt with black trim (supplied by Le Coq Sportif) but at least their opinions were sought and their final choice accepted.
Our previous articles can be read here and here