On Friday, we asked you, our loyal supporters, to give us your opinion on the new home kit for next season.
You duly delivered, with more than 1,300 of you voting your favourite!
Voting closed at 2 o’clock this afternoon and option 4 was the winner, which pipped option 3 by just 32 votes in a tightly-fought contest between the two!
This design is based on the one worn during our 1903 F.A. Cup campaign, with the recent royal blue being replaced with the navy blue used during the record-breaking success.
We also asked supporters to vote on whether the club name should be retained under the crest. It was a resounding ‘Yes’, with over 75% of you saying it should stay.
We can also confirm that it is our intention to bring back the embroidered crest on the replica shirts, instead of the sublimated crest seen over the past couple of seasons.
C.E.O Karl Evans was delighted with the response to the survey: “I knew the fans would want the opportunity to have their say on the new kit but I didn’t expect quite so many! Unfortunately, the one I voted for didn’t quite make it but we went with the majority. The opinions of the supporters are very important to us and I’m thrilled we’ve been able to include them in this process”.
Supporter Liaison Officer Ben Miles added “It’s fantastic to see the fans engage in this process with us. They’re the ones who will always be here as has been proven this season and gauging their opinion on what we do is key. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey and I look forward to seeing the shirt worn both on and off the pitch next season!”
In total, 1,337 people completed the survey. 5 skipped the question about the kit, with 14 skipping the question regarding the Bury FC wording.
Kit 1 received 299 votes which equates to 22.45% of the votes.
Kit 2 received 105 votes which is equal to 7.88% of the votes.
Kit 3 received 448 votes which equates to 33.63% of the votes.
Kit 4 received 480 votes which is equal to 36.04% of the votes.
993 people – 75.06% of the votes – said we should keep the club name underneath the crest.
330 people – 24.94% of the votes – said we should remove the wording and leave it as just the crest.
The kit will now be put into production ahead of next season, with a purchase date announced in due course.