His­toric link to away kit

Middleton Guardian - - LEISURE -

ROCHDALE Hor­nets will play away from home in cerise and grey next sea­son with style one in the sup­porter poll pick­ing up 49 per cent of the votes.

Style two (navy marl and tan­ger­ine) came in sec­ond place with 30 per­cent while style three (grey and lime) came up the rear with just 21 per cent of the votes.

The out­come of the poll means Hor­nets will sport cerise and grey again hav­ing first worn the colours upon form­ing in 1871.

The his­tor­i­cal link al­lows for an in­no­va­tive and modern de­sign based on tra­di­tional links that takes the club back to its roots it ap­proaches its 147th year.

Hor­nets di­rec­tor Luke Har­ri­son said: “The sup­port­ers have spo­ken and we’ll wear the cerise and grey next sea­son. Just short of 300 peo­ple logged on and voted so thanks to ev­ery­one for mak­ing it such a com­pet­i­tive poll. It cer­tainly got peo­ple talk­ing and there was loads of de­bate on so­cial me­dia which is what you want.

“Those who voted, voted for a rea­son. They ob­vi­ously like the kit so I would urge them to or­der it. Or­ders will ar­rive in time for Christ­mas and will make great gifts as well as help­ing the club pre­pare as best we can for 2018.”

The jersey is priced at £45 for adults and £35 for kids will be avail­able to pre or­der along with shorts and socks from Mon­day this week at the Rochdale Rugby Shack by call­ing in be­tween 10am-4pm Mon­day to Fri­day or call­ing the of­fice on 01706 648 004 with pay­ments be­ing taken over the phone.

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