South Melbourne FC is extremely excited to formally launch our new playing strips for the 2016 National Premier League season.
The playing strips have been produced by our Platinum Partner BLK Sport, who signed a three-year deal late last year to be the official SMFC apparel supplier for all of our registered teams.
In 2016, BLK Sport will provide playing gear to our Senior Men’s and Women’s sides, plus our entire Youth set up. The new playing apparel has been designed by BLK to combine a blend of our traditional elements and colours, whilst also having a modern and fresh feel.
After consulting some of our playing legends from the 1960s, we decided to pay tribute to that era – particularly to the late Takis Mantarakis – by adding hooped socks to our home kit. Hooped socks were worn as part of our home strip during the early 1960s and will be worn in 2016 to give us a new unique look compared to other NPL clubs.
Our entire merchandise range will be available for purchase through BLK’s custom-built website in the coming days, as well as on match days at Lakeside Stadium.