04:51PM, Monday 16 March 2020
Maidenhead United are looking to their supporters to help choose next season’s 150th anniversary heritage kits.
Following a supporters meeting after the Solihull Moors home game earlier in the season the club asked for fans’ feedback on how it should celebrate it’s 150th season, and the official kit supplier Uhlsport has come up with four commemorative kit designs for the campaign.
The designs are supposed to represent themes supporters wanted to see reflected in the kits.
The first couple of options are modern twists on a colour scheme that has featured heavily in Maidenhead United’s history.
Although many recognise the Magpies by black and white stripes the side predominantly wore plain white shirts and black shirts from the 1930s through to the early 1990s. The celebrated side which dominated the Corinthian League in the late 1950s and early 1960s – and were Berks & Bucks Senior Cup winners five times in 11 seasons – wore these colours.
The Maltese cross option on both is also a nod to the club’s first ever team in the 1870s and, while there is no photographic evidence of those early strips, the newspaper reports of the time describe Maidenhead as wearing ‘white, with a black and green maltese cross’. The club have presented a couple of options with the cross in differing locations and sizes.
The second two options are a tribute to the cup fighting teams of the late 19th century. Option C is a replica of the strip Maidenhead FC wore in its first FA Cup tie, one of the first fixtures ever played in the competition. Option D honours the side which won the club’s first piece of silverware, the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup in 1894/95.
To have your say complete the club’s online survey here.
Consultation is set to close on Saturday, March 28.
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