Century old teams take delivery of new colours

Century old teams take delivery of new colours

Some of the oldest sports teams in the world pulled on new kits today when students at the University of Aberdeen took delivery of their new colours.

The University's Sports Union boasts around 60 clubs, from aikido and athletics to golf and gliding. Several other clubs such as rugby, shinty and the boat club have been in existence since the 1860s.

However, many of the teams have sported completely different strips over the years, with all six football and rugby sides turning out in different colours last season.

That situation was consigned to the past today when hundreds of students pulled on their new matching strips and shorts at University's Butchart Recreation Centre.

Some 3,500 pieces of modern sports clothing were delivered, and between 500 and 750 students posed in their new togs, which have been custom-made by kit firm, Kukri.

A special design was created for the kit using the colours from the University crest and has been named 'Butchart'.

Gordon Cox, Vice President of Sport within the Students Association has responsibility for all the teams within the Sports Union.

He said: "Some of our teams are the oldest in the world but we've always had the slightly unsatisfying situation of many of the University sides playing in completely different colours.

"The goal of every one of our teams turning out in the same kit is something we have been working towards for some time now, so getting the funding from the University for such distinctive new clothing is brilliant.

"The kit has caused a bit of stir among the clubs as well as alumni and now everyone is just eager for the new season to get going." 

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