WREXHAM fans could be going back to their roots to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary next year.
Commercial manager Steven Cook said Wrexham is planning for sportswear giants Umbro to produce an eye-catching bespoke kit that would be fitting for such a landmark birthday.
Mr Cook said no final design had yet been settled on but he felt it was possible the club’s history could well provide an inspiration on how the 150th anniversary strip might look.
Mr Cook has been conducting research into Wrexham shirts, shorts and socks from generations gone by and there are plenty of designs to cast an eye over.
One of the front runners could be a red and black hoop style, which the team’s players sported back in 1878.
“The process hasn’t been finalised yet,” said Mr Cook.
“We would want to have involvement from the fans, that is very important.
“It may be that a number of different options are put forward and the supporters are given the opportunity to vote on their particular favourite.
“We want to do something really special for our 150th anniversary.”
Mr Cook described current kit supplier adidas as a brilliant company but it was only offering Wrexham limited options from its catalogue for next year.
“Umbro are willing to let us loose on the design and for a fraction of the price,” said Mr Cook.
The production timescale for the 150th anniversary kit has yet to be finalised, but Mr Cook hopes it will be available before next summer – and maybe as early as May – so that Wrexham fans can sport them during the summer holidays.
Wrexham’s different strips over the years can be seen by logging on to www.historicalkits.co.uk