Lower Hutt City AFC Adult Centenary Replica Jersey
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Lower Hutt City AFC Centenary Scarf
Lower Hutt City AFC Centenary Mug
Celebrating 100 years of history
The 2021 season is Lower Hutt City’s centenary year. It all started in 1921, when boys from the Hutt Young Men’s Institute decided to form what they called The Lower Hutt Football Club. The club merged with the nearby Railways club in 1967 to become Lower Hutt City AFC.
Lower Hutt City AFC treasurer Mike Yates said 2021 was shaping up to be a big year for the club as it celebrates 100 years of history.
“The centenary is a huge deal. Our celebrations will include football matches across all three days of Queen’s Birthday Weekend and we will also hold an Old-Timers’ Day during that weekend, along with a formal dinner,” Yates said.
To ensure the club’s history was on show across Wellington, the club decided to enlist the help of Football Central to create a special centenary collection that would bring its personality and heritage to life.
Stitching together the old and new
History repeats with the centenary kit, which sports the club’s original maroon and white team colours and replicates the look of the 1920s uniform.
To bring the past and present together, the unique kit uses sublimated stitching which pays homage to the older style of shirts, while making them lightweight and a dream to wear.
“The daughter of a player from the 1920s sent us an original shirt worn by the team that her father played in from 1926, we wanted to match this centenary strip as closely possible to that shirt, and we are happy with the results” Yates said.
The centenary kits have no sponsors on them in tribute to the original strip. They also carry the club’s traditional logo – a footballer and softballer together on a crest – in honour of the Railways club formed by footballers and softballers working the Hutt Railways Workshops during WW2.