Swansea City and Joma reveal new kits for the 2021-22 season
Swansea City and Joma are delighted to unveil the club’s home and away kits for the 2021-22 season.
The kits for the new campaign form part of a commemoration of the 40-year anniversary of the Swans playing in the First Division for the first time in the club’s history in 1981.
Three promotions in the space of four seasons saw the club reach the top-flight under John Toshack, before a highly impressive sixth-place finish in 1982, which included an assault on the First Division title for long parts of the season.
As revealed yesterday (Wednesday June 30) Swansea City will sport a new club crest for the duration of the 2021-22 campaign in a nod to that golden period in the club’s history.
The original badge design was displayed on matchday programmes and posters and flyers for upcoming fixtures during the early 1980s and featured a Swan sitting atop the castle from the city’s coat of arms.
The new design is an updated, modernised representation of that crest, which supporters will remember was also used as the club badge on Swansea City’s jerseys between 1992 and 1997.
And the crest sits proudly on this season’s home, away and goalkeeper kits as an acknowledgement of the outstanding achievement of Toshack and his players, so many of whom remain household names among Swans supporters to this day.
The kits have been designed with a deliberate retro feel, taking cues from some of the designs worn by the likes of Wyndham Evans, Alan Curtis, Robbie James, Jeremy Charles and Nigel Stevenson during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
It was announced last month that two local brands will feature on the shirts, with Swansea University continuing as front of shirt sponsor, whilst Westacres will feature on the back of the shirt for the first time.
The 2021-22 home shirt features the traditional black and white, including a classic stripe design in the material. This shirt has been created from 100% recycled fibres, making it the most sustainable product the club has ever released.
On the road, the Swans will wear a black shirt featuring a zig zag stripe throughout.
The goalkeeper kits, meanwhile, will have a short sleeve, meaning a change from the conventional long sleeves.
The yellow goalkeeper kit boasts a red and blue retro stripe, with the other shirt royal blue in colour with white and red detailing.
These kits have been modelled on the club’s away kit worn in the 1978-79 season as well as the 1981-82 royal blue design.
HOW TO BUY
The Jack Army can pre-order the 2021-22 replica kits and training wear online from 5pm on Monday, July 5. The Swans Store website will be closed until this time.
The Liberty Stadium Club shop will then re-open on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 between 9.30am and 5.30pm.
From Thursday July 22, the shop will open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30am and 5.30pm. If there are any changes to this schedule, we will endeavour to let fans know via the Swans Store website.
Due to the social distancing rules, there are a limited amount of customers allowed in the shop at one time. Queues are expected and we thank fans for their patience in advance.
Please note that the Swans store will observe a quiet hour – in conjunction with the Disabled Supporters Association - from 9.30am to 10.30am on the first Friday of every month. Measures such as reduced lighting and music are put in place to help supporters to shop in a quieter environment.
CLICK AND COLLECT
The click and collect service is currently closed and will return on Friday July 16, between 9.30am and 2pm at the Cwmdu warehouse.
From Monday, July 19 fans will be able to collect their shopping between 9.30am and 2pm from Monday to Friday.
We ask fans to wait until they receive a confirmation email to say their order is ready for collection before attending the warehouse. We are expecting a high volume of orders and hope to minimise queues where possible.
EXCHANGES & RETURNS
Supporters now have 28 days to return their items if they are unhappy with them to get a refund or to exchange the goods with a valid receipt as proof of purchase. Terms and conditions apply.
SHIRT PRINTING & SIZING
Supporters are advised that they will not be able to have the names and numbers of current players printed on their jerseys until the start of the season, this is in order to protect supporters should any of the current squad elect to change numbers for the 2021-22 campaign. Squad numbers will be formally submitted to the EFL just before the season commences.
However, printing will be available for supporters wanting to personalise kit with their own names.
Printing will be available online and in-store - queues are likely at the club shop and fans may be asked to wait in busier periods.
Sizes for this season can run a size small; therefore, please order a size bigger if in doubt.
Loyalty cash has refreshed for the 2021-22 season, with season ticket holders and corporate members able to collect 7.5% cash back on merchandise purchased. Full information on loyalty cash is available HERE.