Gloucester Rugby season ticket holders will get an exclusive opportunity to pre-order the brand new replica home shirt and have their name entered into an exclusive prize draw.
The new Gloucester Rugby playing shirt, designed and produced as before by Rugbytech and will feature a return to the club's iconic Cherry and White hoops, will be officially unveiled in July but will be available for pre-order from June 15th.
The history of the Cherry and White hooped shirt is an interesting one. Gloucester were originally set to wear a Navy blue strip but forgot their kit en route to an away game. They stopped off at Painswick RFC and borrowed some Cherry and White hooped shirts. The game was won and the new colours were adopted.
The hooped shirt has therefore been associated as Gloucester Rugby's traditional colours. The design returns by popular demand and will be the first time a hooped shirt has been the official first team jersey since the 2004-05 season.
2009-10 season ticket holders who pre-order their new shirt either online or at the club shop before 1st July will receive their purchase on the day of the official launch as well as being entered into an exclusive draw where one lucky winner will be invited to the official shirt launch where he or she and a guest will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with some of the first team players.
The lucky winner will also win hospitality for two at the first home Guinness Premiership match of the 2009-10 season.
The new shirt will retail at £70 for the Pro Player version, £50.00 for the adult version, £40.00 for the kids' and £35.00 for the infants' versions.
The new shirt will be available from S to XXXXL, from size 8 to size 16 for ladies and from small boys to XL boys.
The new shirt will be available for all supporters to pre-order from August 1st online.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
After a series of contract announcements last week, hooker Richard Hibbard is the latest Gloucester Rugby player to commit to a new contract at the club and told GRTV how much he enjoys playing in the Cherry and White of Gloucester.
A try scorer in the 36-18 Aviva Premiership win over Wasps at Kingsholm on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted that Gloucester would enjoy the moment but can't get too carried away. The team got what they deserved but the winger wants these performances to be more frequent.
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his side to play Australia in Saturday's final match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium (kick-off 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports 2). Jonny May lines up on the left wing.