GALLERY: After an incredible week with our visiting Celtic FC coaches, the Eagles have launched their new-look playing strip for 2017 and it’s already turning heads for all the right reasons.
Featuring Nerang’s ever-recognisable and fierce shine of traditional red, the new shirts are now banded with our own blue hoops giving our players a classy and strong image that should please Nerang’s ardent fan-base and family.
A notable addition this year is the welcome support from Ladbrokes, whose logo is emblazoned across the shoulder.
The Nerang Eagles family would like to welcome Ladbrokes on board as a major sponsor of our senior teams and campaign this year and we are looking forward to a big year with this international brand on board as part of our family.
The new strip was arranged by Jake Parons from Kappa who also put in the hard yards to help Nerang secure the deal with Ladbrokes.
The club is, as always, proud to showcase our superb long-running sponsors, L.J. Hooker, across the chest of the flash new shirts.
L.J. Hooker’s local real estate office have been an integral and core supporter of the club for over a decade now, and the whole club – especially our juniors – have long benefited from their ongoing input.
The new jerseys and strip are manufactured by Kappa, a high-end international sports apparel company whose quality garments have fitted out some of the biggest names in sport and football around the world.
Kappa has a prestigious history of looking after great football teams and was founded in Turin, Italy, in 1967 – making them 50 years old this year.
Nerang would also like to acknowledge Kappa for their support and interest in our club.
The lads from our Reserves were the first players to hit the pitch yesterday in the new uniforms and wasted no time putting the gear to work on the Glennon Park grass in a goal-fest of a game that saw the ball hit the back of the net no less than 7 times.
A hard-fought battle saw their opponents Musgrave put on a late flurry of strikes to push past and take a frustrating 4-3 win over the Eagles.
The match was a tense battle for most of the 90 minutes, with several yellow cards flying out of the pocket of the referee who did his best to keep the very competitive back-and-forth clash running smooth.
Our Firsts then his the park under a vibrant sunset sky and set about putting Musgrave on the back foot early with a cracking goal, only to see the Mustangs fire right back and level the scores.
A well-earned header appeared to put the Musgrave team ahead just before half time however a flash of the linesman’s flag wiped the slate and the goal was ruled to be offside and disallowed.
The Mustangs went on to add a couple more and put the Eagles on the back foot and in an uncomfortable 3-1 deficit position.
In true form, Nerang came firing back strong and were on their way to levelling the scores before the final whistle cut short their campaign, leaving the Firsts team with a 3-2 loss to take away from a very evenly-matched and entertaining game.
Some great shots below, showcasing the new look and our boys in action!