New Kit Suppliers Confirmed
It would appear that JJB Sports have pipped Manchester City Football Club to the post in confirming the new kit supplier. JJB Sports recently confirmed on their website when next season's replica kits will be available in their stores, and at the same time confirmed the kit supplier for City as a return to Le Coq Sportif. JJB Sports' schedule can be read here
Hopefully JJB Sports' announcement will not affect our Club's PR campaign around the new kit supplier, nor indeed harm the start of a business relationship before it has begun!
Over the last few months we ran a number of articles suggesting that a great opportunity lay ahead for our Club to engage with supporters when the change of kit supplier happened by canvassing their views and opinions. In particular, we felt that 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 their supporters in important decisions that affect them but perhaps even more importantly the first home shirt manufactured by the new kit supplier may become a sell-out/ commercial success.
It seems that such a great initiative to start a new relationship has fallen on deaf ears.