Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

‘Other clubs need to look at this’ – Brentford hailed for rolling over kit into next season to save fans money

PREMIER LEAGUE newbies Brentford have announced the rare decision to keep the same home kit for the 2022/23 season.

Thomas Frank’s side will run out next year wearing the same home shirts they have worn for their debut Premier League campaign.

Brentford announced the news on social media
Brentford started the season strongly but are winless in their last five games

The Bees will keep the same red-and-white stripes for the next campaign

The Bees made the decision to keep the same iconic red and white striped shirt, which costs £49, in order to save fans from splashing out on another home shirt next season.

Brentford are also helping the environment by reducing the damaging carbon emitted that comes with the production of a new kit.

Premier League commercial and broadcasting income dwarfs the money the made from retail sales, meaning they can afford not to release a new home kit.

Despite being commonplace to keep kits for two seasons in the pre-Premier League era, clubs now release new strips every season to maximise profits.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The decision has been hailed by Brentford supporters and rival fans alike, with the Bees impressing Prem fans in their first season in the top-flight since 1947.

One said: “Other clubs need to look at this. Having three new kits every season is absurd. Can’t speak highly enough of Brentford in a lot of ways.”

While another gushed: “On behalf of all the neutrals… please stay up. The league needs you.”

Brentford fans themselves were also pleased with the decision that will both save their pockets and help the environment.


A delighted fan wrote: “Thank you for doing this #bees. Looking after everyone.”

“What a brilliant decision …. Changing every season when you have a family of supporters can get very expensive.”

However despite the good intentions, one fan wasn’t too pleased that this season’s kit design is here to say.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

They quipped: “Nice gesture, wish you’d done it with a kit that wasn’t awful.”

The West Londoners have confirmed they will have new away and third kits for the next campaign.

Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Executive, said: “Whilst it is not normal practice for Premier League clubs to roll a kit over for two seasons, fans have told us that they would be in favour of the savings that a two-season shirt would provide.

“This season, our membership of The Premier League means that the income we receive from broadcast and commercial partnerships far outweighs the income we can generate from retail, therefore now is the perfect time for us to try something different without it having a material impact on our revenue.

He went on to say: “We also think this is a step in the right direction to help the environment a little.

“It can only be a good to reduce kit cycles where circumstances allow, and we will continue to work with Umbro to make sure the production of our kit is as sustainable as possible.

“It is only a little thing, but we believe it will help.”

⚽ Read our Football news live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


Premier League

ARSENAL outcast Pablo Mari is reportedly set to return to Italy on loan with the defender reaching a full agreement with Monza. Having spent...

Horse Racing

MEGAN NICHOLLS celebrated her retirement from racing at the age of 25 – by frolicking in the sea in Barbados. Meg, the daughter of...


LOGAN PAUL said Tommy Fury “made the right decision” not to fight his brother Jake and avoid a potentially embarrassing knockout loss. Fury has...

Premier League

CHELSEA have reportedly won the race to sign Frenkie de Jong with the club close to agreeing a £67.6million deal with Barcelona. The news...

Formula 1

RED BULL team boss Christian Horner has admitted Lewis Hamilton and his fans can feel aggrieved over his title loss at Abu Dhabi last...

Premier League

BEN WHITE has sparked injury fears ahead of Saturday’s clash against Leicester having been spotted wearing a knee brace in training. Though Fabio Vieira...