Despite the current season only just kicking off, plans are already afoot with regards to next season!
Our kit supplier, Errea, is looking to have the new designs of both the 2016-17 home and away kit completed by the end of December, ready for production in the New Year.
The Board of Directors have decided to let supporters bring their innovations, inspirations and ideas to the table in a fantastic TEAM ROCHDALE ‘design the kit’ competition, code-named the 6-3-1 Project, where all aspects of the club and supporters are involved.
Designs for the home kit should include a blue, black and white colour scheme, however, the away kit colour scheme can be entirely your choice.
A panel of judges from the club, including the Directors, players, Errea and the Dale Supporters Trust will whittle the designs down to shortlist of six to be revealed at the end of September. Supporters will then get the opportunity to vote for three finalists from those six.
A sample of the three shortlisted home and away kits will be manufactured by Errea and displayed in the Club Shop for a final round of voting in December. The winning designs will be kept under wraps until the kits are launched next year.
You can pick up a design template from the Club Shop or download one from our website by clicking HERE.
You can add collars, change the shape of the neck or add detail by simply drawing them on the template and include any notes on your design. Use a computer program i.e. Photoshop or get creative and get out the felt tips, crayons or paints to design a kit. Who knows, it could be your design that the players will be wearing next season!
The competition has no age limit so if you have an idea we would love to see it. The closing date for entries is Friday 18th September 2015.
Email your designs to email@example.com or send them to/ hand them in to Stuart Ashworth, Club Shop, Rochdale Football Club, Spotland Stadium, Sandy Lane, Rochdale, OL11 5DR.
We look forward to seeing them!