Every new Championship kit and price tag as Bristol City and Ipswich look the part
Championship clubs are beginning to release their kits for the 2023/24 season - how do they comapre price wise?
Fixture release day is out of the way, so now fans will move on the next thing to usher in the new season. One of the staples of the summer for football fans is the reveal of the clubs kits.
Unfortunately for Bristol City fans, they don’t get that because their kit was changed three-quarters of the way through the 2022/23 campaign. The Robins decided to ditch Hummel after the Danish company’s distributor went into administration.
Bristol City opted to go with Irish company O’Neills, who mainly make Gaelic football kits but did make Wycombe Wanders for a few seasons. Their other featured clubs include Yeovil Town, Bohemians, and Partick Thistle. Their change of kit in February, made them the first team in the second tier to effectively announce their kit, and at least they will get more use out of it, with most clubs changing their kits each summer, despite some requests for clubs to wear their kits for more than one season.
Since Bristol City’s partnership with O’Neills was announced, the home kit and the third kit has been revealed, with fans at least getting one kit reveal this summer, which will be their away shirt. A section of fans enjoy the purple and lime combo, which brought them success against Liverpool in the FA Cup in January 1994.
As for the makeup of kits in the league, the most popular suppliers are Errea, Macron, and Puma who all have three clubs each. Addidas, Joma, Nike, and Umbro have two clubs, as does Hummel, who managed to find a new distributor for their kits. New Balance and Castore both have one club, as well as Kelme.
At the moment, newly promoted Sheffield Wednesday have the most expensive kit. Despite Stoke City also being with Macron, there’s a £15 difference for an adult shirt, and a £10 difference for a juniors shirt. Preston, who are with Castore have the joint most expensive shirt at £65 but that’s if you want a long sleeve shirt, rather than the more traditional short sleeve with their usual shirt being £60. The second most expensive shirt is Leicester City, who are charging adult fans £63 to get hold of their new shirt which is produced by Adidas.
Here are all of the Championship kits released so far, what is your favourite? And do you miss Hummel’s designs based on Southampton’s kits?
Championship shirts 2023/24
Bristol City (£50 adult, £40 junior)
Cardiff City (£55 adult, £45 junior)
Huddersfield Town (£50 adult, £40 junior)
Ipswich Town (£55 adult, £39 junior)
Leicester City (£63 adult, £45 junior)
Middlesbrough (£52 adult, £44 junior)
Preston North End (£60 short sleeve, £65 long sleeve, adults, £45 short sleeve, £50 long sleeve junior)
Rotherham United (TBA)
Sheffield Wednesday (£65 adult, £50 junior)
Southampton (£55 adult, £44 junior)
Stoke City (£50 adult, £40 junior)
Swansea City (£53 adult, £42 junior)
Watford (£60 adult, £48 junior)