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.
Greig Laidlaw skippers the Cherry and Whites on Friday evening, when they head to Sale Sharks for the penultimate game of this season's Aviva Premiership. The Scottish half back spoke to GRTV about the challenge posed in Salford.
Previewing Friday night's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Sale Sharks, Head Coach Laurie Fisher acknowledged the fine home record that the Salford based outfit have built up this season, but is looking for Gloucester to round off their campaign on a high note.
Speaking to GRTV following the 16-9 victory over Exeter, Tom Savage felt that Gloucester needed that win after a tough few weeks and hopes that it acts as a springboard to a good end to the season for the Cherry and Whites.
A week on from '...letting down ourselves, the jersey and the supporters...', skipper Greig Laidlaw was full of praise for his team mates following the 16-9 Aviva Premiership win over Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm on Friday evening.
With Gloucester looking to bounce back after exiting the European Rugby Challenge Cup last Saturday, Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media that the visit of Exeter Chiefs on Friday evening (kick off 7:45pm) will be a big test of character for the Cherry and Whites.
Rob Cook couldn't hide his disappointment when he spoke to GRTV following the 21-23 defeat at home to Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday, stating that Gloucester simply hadn't been good enough on the day as their reign as European Rugby Challenge Cup holders comes to an end.
Four penalties from the boot of skipper Greig Laidlaw were just enough to see Gloucester dog out a tense 12-11 win at Sale on Friday evening and thwart the home team's attempts to finish the season unbeaten at home.
Thirteen years on from Gloucester Rugby's famous Powergen Cup victory over Northampton at Twickenham, many of the players and management from that side are gathering once more to recreate that famous day.