New Socceroos and Matildas kits unveiled

Australia will go into their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this month wearing a new playing kit that will feature a design that draws inspiration from the diverse Australian landscape.

Socceroos home kit

Source: FFA

In addition to the Socceroos, Australia's women's national team, the Matildas, will wear the identical playing kits as their male counterparts, but in a female cut, as they prepare for the 2018 Rio Olympic Games. 

According to Football Federation Australia, the new all-gold home kit sports a subtle graphic on the jersey that represents the iconic Wave Rock in Western Australia.

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The dark obsidian blue away kit celebrates the country’s surf culture and accentuates the spectacular coastline with a unique jersey pattern.

Socceroos Away


The shirts and shorts also have stripes down the side, green for home and blue for away. These stripes expand when the player is in motion to maximize ventilation and reveal bold flashes of underlying yellow.

Socceroos shorts


In the home kit, green socks showcase a linear gold graphic on the calf while the away kit's socks feature the same colors inverted. 

“From the moment I tried on the new shirt during the design process, I could tell that it is one of the lightest playing shirts that I have ever worn, which helps our performance, especially when we play in some the hot conditions around the world," Socceroos striker Mathew Leckie said.  

Matildas star Steph Catley echoed Leckie’s comments, also stating it was a breakthrough for the Matildas and Socceroos to step out in identical strips.



“The design and technology used in this new strip is fantastic and I know the girls are excited about bringing both National Teams together to wear identical strips,” Catley said.

“It is always an honour to pull on the national team jersey and this latest version will definitely go down as one of the most iconic national team jerseys as the first strips worn both by the Socceroos and Matildas."


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Published 22 March 2016 at 11:10am
Source: FFA