This year our amazing kit partner Adidas, agreed to design us our own unique home and away kits for the 19/20 campaign.
As a touch of nostalgia, we asked them to come up with some representative ideas based on the very popular Halifax kit from back in the 70s.
So starting with the away kit, we’d like our supporters to choose which strip we’ll be wearing next season. You have two options, all you need to do is pick the one you like, you can vote via our social media channels or via email firstname.lastname@example.org (simply pop option 1 or 2 in the email subject)
(and for those of you thinking the shirt will be more expensive. . .it won’t be! ❤)
We hope you ❤ them and happy voting
A word or two on the history. . .
The orange (tangerine) and blue strip that was worn by Halifax Town between 1970 – 1972. Just prior to that period, the club had adopted blue shirts with white trim, and white shorts, the club’s traditional colours. Alan Ball Snr (father of World Cup winner of the same name) had given the club it’s first-ever promotion in 1969, and the following season in the old Third Division, had appointed George Kirby as coach. Fans of that era will tell you that Alan Ball was mad keen on fitness but wasn’t very adventurous. Many games were won 1-0. When Ball left for Preston in 1970, Kirby was promoted by the board to manager and he decided to break the shackles and let the players play, developing an exciting side with wingers in Dave Chadwick and Phil McCarthy. This would be 1970-71, and to go with this exciting brand of football, Kirby introduced the colourful strip of tangerine shirts and blue shorts. It was a never-to-be-forgotten season, with Town beating Preston and Fulham (who finished first and second at The Shay) as well as taking three points off Aston Villa (only two points for a win back then). Town finished third, but only two teams were promoted. They were that divisions top scorers with 74 goals and thus qualified for the Watney Cup competition, which saw then defeat a Manchester United side containing George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law.
The club had worn the tangerine and blue kit throughout 1971-72, and these colours were a feature of the club’s strip over the course of the next three seasons, sporting an all-white strip with blue and tangerine trim in 1972-73 (under George Mulhall) then for two seasons wearing an all-blue strip with tangerine trim.
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