Toronto Wolfpack’s newly appointed captain Josh McCrone and vice captain Ashton Sims launched the team’s official 2018 playing kit on Wednesday. The pair took part in a photo and video shoot at our UK training base in Manchester.
The 2018 playing kit has been produced by Kappa, with the Italian sportswear manufacturer also creating the Wolfpack’s inaugural season kits in 2017. Wolfpack General Manager – Commercial, Scott Lidbury, commented:
“We would like to thank Kappa for their significant efforts in creating the 2018 kit. The look and feel of both shirts is a great reflection of our brand.”
The 2018 jerseys maintain the Wolfpack’s core colour scheme with a white home version and black version, while both also carry a sublimated illustration of a wolf’s head. On the reverse player names and numbers appear along with a red Maple Leaf on the back collar.
“We know supporters will be excited to get their hands on the replica versions of these fantastic new jerseys. We hope to have these in our Toronto store, as well on online, in March” Lidbury continued.
Dave Bandell, Team Sport Manager at Kappa UK, added:
“We are delighted to continue this partnership with Toronto Wolfpack. With our quality technical match and training products, fashionable supporters range and rich heritage in sport we look forward to success together both on and off the field.”
Wolfpack major partner Air Transat appears on the front and back of the jersey. The rapidly expanding Canadian airline’s partnership with the club runs until 2019. Air Transat’s focus is on increasing travel between Canada and the UK, creating a perfect alignment with the Wolfpack brand.
Toronto Wolfpack’s new partner for 2018, Maple Leaf Diamonds, appears prominently on the right chest of the jersey. The internationally recognized Canadian diamonds are found in the pristine wilderness of Canada’s north and are available at leading fine jewellers in Canada and the UK.
Charitable organization ‘Rugby Alliance’ appear on the right sleeve of the jersey. This forms part of a growing relationship between the Wolfpack and the young rugby community in Ontario, which is driven by a vision that the world is a better place with more rugby balls in kid’s hands.
On shorts Manchester Metropolitan University, who provide the Wolfpack with use of their Platt Lane Sports Training Complex, appear on the front with new partner Vibe Media UK on the back. Allseas Logistics continue their partnership with the Pack for 2018 and appear on the socks.
A limited edition red playing jersey will also be produced for the Canada Day weekend match against Leigh Centurions in Toronto on Saturday 30th June.