New Zealand’s nationwide soccer groups have a brand new look — which, to be sincere, isn’t a lot totally different than their previous look — because of the nation’s new partnership with producer Puma.
New Zealand Soccer and Puma rolled out new kits for the nation’s nationwide groups on Wednesday, January 31. They’ll be worn by nationwide groups in any respect ranges, together with the All Whites (males’s nationwide crew), the Ferns (ladies’s nationwide groups), males’s and girls’s youth groups, males’s and girls’s futsal groups and eFootball.
The black kits have a “silver and gray camouflage background with black fern accents,” based on NZ Soccer. The nation’s well-known white fern badge stays on the left chest, whereas white Puma logos seem on the left chest and sleeves. The entrance half of the V-neck collar is black, whereas the again half is gray.
The white equipment, in the meantime, has a delicate teal wave sample throughout. The white fern once more seems on the left chest, outlined in black. The entrance half of the V-neck collar can be teal, a coloration that represents “the pure great thing about the nation.”
The black equipment is paired with black shorts, whereas the white equipment has each white and teal shorts choices.
The brand new Puma kits aren’t a lot of a stretch from New Zealand’s earlier Nike-manufactured kits, which they wore on the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The Nike black kits additionally featured a tonal sample, and the white kits additionally featured teal accents.
New Zealand Soccer and Puma announced their partnership in December 2023, making New Zealand the twelfth nationwide crew outfitted by Puma. “That is an thrilling new partnership that may take our nationwide groups and New Zealand Soccer to the following degree,” NZ Soccer chief government officer Andrew Pragnell stated in a press launch on the time. “PUMA’s dedication to excellence aligns with our ambition as a soccer affiliation to repeatedly elevate the bar for the sport in New Zealand. Soccer is the largest participation sport within the nation and this partnership will give it the help it deserves to proceed that incredible progress.”
Each new Puma kits will make their debut in the course of the upcoming Oceania Soccer Convention Girls’s Olympic Qualifier in Samoa. The Ferns kick off their event on Wednesday, February 7, with a match in opposition to Tonga.