A general view of Lewes Women Dripping Pan Stadium Lewes Women v Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FA Women's Championship football match, The Dripping Pan Stadium, Lewes, UK - 14 Oct 2018 Photo: Robin Parker for The FA

Lewes launch new Kappa home and away kits ahead of opener at Durham

Lewes have this morning launched their new Kappa home and away kits for the 2020/2021 season.

The Rookettes begin their third campaign in the FA Women’s Championship with a trip to Durham this weekend and ahead of the match, they have released images from their official club kit launch.

In 2017, Lewes famously became the first professional or semi-professional football club to pay its women’s team the same as its men’s team, as part of its Equality FC campaign. In an unprecedented move, Lewes FC established a sustainable model of funding to support the women’s and men’s football teams on an equal basis. Italian sportswear brand Kappa have supplied Lewes with their kits since that historic move and they will continue to do so for the next three years as reported by the Sussex club on their official website yesterday.

The club have today launched their new home and away kits which have been modelled by first team stars Katie Rood, Simran Jhamat, Ella Newman and Filippa Savva. The Equality FC campaign is again present with men’s players Christian Frimpong, Nic D’Arienzo and Ross Barclay joining the female quartet. The kit launch has included some fantastic references to the local community with the players wearing their kits living day-to-day life in Lewes. From having a pint down their local to walking the dog to having a picnic in a local park, Lewes have perfectly incorporated the community into their kit launch. The club is of course, a huge part of the local community and one which has done the people of Lewes proud in so many ways in recent years.

The official Lewes FC 2020/2021 kit launch – Image by Katie Vandyck

The new Lewes home shirt is made up of the traditional red and black stripes which are thinner than those which appeared in last season’s kit. There are red sleeves and a black round collar. The famous Kappa logo appears in gold on the upper chest and on the shoulders. The shorts are plain black while the socks are all red, both of which again contain Kappa branding.

The official Lewes FC 2020/2021 kit launch – Image by Katie Vandyck

The away shirt is largely white but has a red and black faded in sash across the chest which gives the shirt a really nice finish. Like the home shirt, the collar is round while a red Kappa logo appears on the upper chest and on both shoulders. The kit is completed with red shorts and plain white socks which again include the Kappa logo.

The official Lewes FC 2020/2021 kit launch – Image by Katie Vandyck

The kit is available to order now via Lewes’ official club website on their online store.

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