The Tasmanian football strip has been unveiled today ahead of the state’s match with Melbourne Victory later this month.
“We’ve sold hundreds of tickets already – we even had a small number of people queuing outside the Hobart Optus store – which could be a first for a Tasmanian football match!” Mr Boulous said.
“With KGV Park’s small capacity, I urge fans to get in early and to buy their tickets before game day.
The match is the first outing for a Tasmanian senior side since 2010 and sees Tasmania play in the traditional state colours of bottle green and primrose. Australian apparel company Pelada has created the strip, which features key match sponsors PFD Foodservices.
Pelada have also been announced as FFT’s new apparel partner and Victory League partner. As part of the partnership, Pelada will provide all eight Victory League clubs with fully customisable strips.
FFT CEO John Boulous said he was delighted with Pelada coming on board as an FFT partner.
“Pelada are an emerging apparel company rapidly gaining a good reputation for the quality of their strips, as well as their ability to work closely with clubs,” Mr Boulous said.
“We think that the Victory League will be well served by a partner of their quality.
Pelada CEO Ron Kerkvliet said he was looking forward to supplying the Victory League clubs.
“The Victory League is an exciting prospect for Tasmanian football and we’re delighted to be a part of it,” Mr Kerkvliet said.
“Our sublimation technologies mean we can replicate any style, with any colour, using fabrics of the highest quality. The Tasmanian strip is an example of this but we’ll be working with all Victory League clubs to customise their playing strips to exactly their requirements.
See more pics of the Tasmanian kit on FFT's Facebook page.
Tasmanian fans will also be able to buy their own Tasmanian shirt following its outing on Tuesday 21 August at KGV Park.
The two leading scorers in the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League – New Town Eagles’ Adam McKeown and South Hobart’s Andy Brennan – were on hand to model the new strips. Both players in the 50-man Tasmanian training squad and strong candidates for the yet-to-be announced Tasmanian squad.