Newcastle have finally announced that Castore will be the club’s new kit supplier.

They will replace Puma, and have signed a multi-year deal with the Magpies.

It could be two years. It could 100 years. All the statement says is that it is a ‘multi-year partnership’.

Remember yesterday when the club were calling for transparency?

Regardless, this announcement has been a long time in the making.


It was reported last year that Castore were set to take over at St James’ Park.

It has been confirmed that Castore will make the new Newcastle kit.
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Then there was the closing of the club shop, with one report suggesting it was due to a impending takeover.

But it was then later reported that it was set to be taken over by the club’s latest sponsor.

Now that has been confirmed, with Castore set to run the St James’ Park shop. They have also announced plans to open stores in the city centre.

They will also redesign the club’s online store. They’re basically taking over everything, which I’m sure Mike Ashley is happy about.

But there is one part of the Castore announcement that should excite supporters.

Announcement confirms Castore will make bespoke Newcastle kit

Despite the announcement, there is still no new Newcastle kit for us to inevitably complain about.

In their statement, the club confirmed that new kits will go on sale in July/early August, with the home and training jerseys set to be released first.

Castore did give us a little clue about the new kits, which should excite supporters.

As well as making the kit, Castore will also run the Newcastle club shop.
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“Ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League season, Castore has been working on new, bespoke designs for home, away and training kits,” the club said.

Bespoke is a word that gets thrown around a lot nowadays. But it should certainly be of interest to Toon fans in this respect.

For a long time, clubs have been subjected to templates. For certain suppliers, kits have been the same across the board. All that changes is the badge, the sponsor and the colour.

But bespoke Newcastle kits will make them unique. They will be fit for purpose. Intricate details should have meaning behind them.

It was recently reported that the new home kit could have a grandad neck, which would certainly excite supporters.

Castore plan to make a bespoke kit for Newcastle, like this effort from Puma in 2018.
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We saw a few bespoke kits from Puma during that partnership. The re-make of the 1995 away shirt in 2018 was certainly a hit.

If Castore can produce something like that that is high quality and meaningful, then their association with Newcastle United should get off to a perfect start.

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