- Wrexham A.F.C. unveiled their new home shirts featuring United Airlines’ logo as the official front-of-shirt sponsor.
- The team’s retail designs, including red, black, and white shirts, have been popular among fans and are mostly sold out.
- The team’s owners introduced a third kit with black jerseys last month, symbolizing the coal mining history in North Wales.
The Wrexham Association Football Club kicked off their new season by showing off their new home jerseys featuring United Airlines‘ logo on the front on Friday. The debut comes after the team announced earlier this summer that the Chicago-based airline would be the official front-of-shirt sponsor.
Different retail designs of the shirt sporting United’s logo have become quite popular among fans and have mostly sold out on the team’s online club shop. The designs include red, black, and white shirts, while newer gray and neon shirts were recently revealed to fans for sale.
Home and away kits
United, a member of the Star Alliance, commemorated the team debuting the shirts in a statement.
“Flying high with United! Newly promoted Wrexham A.F.C. kick off the new season in the EFL League Two, proudly showcasing their new home shirt for the first time at the SToK Cae Ras, featuring the United Airlines logo as the official front of shirt sponsor.”
Photo: United Airlines
The team’s home kit features striking raglan-style shirts designed by Italian sportswear company Macron with a red base and white bands across the sleeves and crewneck. Red and green stripes accent the white trim on the sleeves and collar, with United’s logo in white, front and center. According to World Soccer Talk, the team’s badge seems to be woven or heat-pressed. Players wear white shorts to complete the look.
Photo: United Airlines
The away kit shirts are primarily white with a large dark green vertical stripe in the center and red stripes on each side. Similar to the home kit, white bands are on the sleeves and collar with small red and green stripes. United’s logo, in its traditional blue, blocks out the green and red stripes at the chest.
A third design
In June, the team’s owners, actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, announced that United would become the primary shirt sponsor. The airline replaced the popular social media app TikTok, which was the original front-of-shirt sponsor when Reynolds and McElhenney became owners. Last month, McElhenney introduced a third kit on social media featuring black jerseys after the team was promoted to English Football League Two, leaving the National League.
According to World Soccer Talk, the color signifies the coal mining history in North Wales. The shirt’s design is also slightly different from the home and away kits, with a small button-up collar. Solid red stripes are located on the sleeves and waist in the back. United’s logo is in white, on the chest.
Selling the kits
Retail versions of the shirts were reportedly on sale through the team’s online club shop but went fast. Currently, the home shirt is sold out, while the away shirt and black design are not even listed. According to GOAL, the home kit was the first version available to fans, with pre-orders that began on June 12th. The away kit and black shirt were released on July 13th on the team’s website.
However, fans hoping to sport the team’s jerseys with United’s logo are not yet out of luck. Goalkeeper shirts appear to be available with new neon yellow and gray jerseys. The neon shirt is long-sleeved with a black collar featuring United’s logo in dark gray.
On Friday, the team released the gray goalkeeper shirt in-store and online. The jersey is also long-sleeved with a black collar and the same white United logo seen on the red and black kits.
Unfortunately for Wrexham – their League Two debut didn’t get off to a flying start. They will be hoping to bounce back after a 5-3 defeat to MK Dons!