Forge FC hope to rise above the rest of their Canadian Premier League competition with their new aviation-inspired alternate kit for 2022.
The club unveiled the new kit at an event at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in their hometown of Hamilton, Ont., on Thursday, March 31. The kit is “sheet metal grey” with an embossed pattern on the front mimicking found panels and rivets. on the body of a military aircraft.
In the center of the jersey is a cockade similar to that used by the Royal Canadian Air Force. But instead of a maple leaf, the symbol inside the cockade is a potentilla flower, as found on the flag of the city of Hamilton.
The jersey, made by league partner Macron, “is a nod to the museum’s love of aviation and its desire to maintain and preserve Canada’s aviation history,” according to Forge FC website.
The collar, cuffs and hem are all finished with orange trim. The back of the shirt features the club’s “HAMILTON” wordmark, along with the flame of the Forge FC crest forming a dot on the I.
Forge FC will be the only CanPL club to sport the new Legacy Shield on the left sleeve of his shirt in 2022. The gold league shield with a ‘2’ inside signifies their league championships in 2019 and 2020.
the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was founded in 1972 and is dedicated to the acquisition, documentation, preservation and maintenance of aircraft flown by the Canadian military services from the beginning of the Second World War to the present day. He currently has more than 40 aircraft in his collection.
Forge FC kick off their 2022 season by visiting defending CanPL champions Pacific FC on Sunday, April 10.
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