Everton have created a piece of history after they became the first Premier League club to use only its women’s team to launch a new kit.
Other Premier League sides with strong women’s teams – Arsenal, Manchester City – have used female players in kit launches before, but the Toffees have taken it a step further by launching the club’s new 2018/19 away kit using only players from Everton Ladies.
Instead of JUST players like Leighton Baines, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Tom Davies modelling the new ‘carbon’ strip with black sleeves and ‘pink glo’ trim, supplied by Umbro, it was Ladies stars Danielle Turner, Chloe Kelly, Megan Finnigan and goalkeeper Kirstie Levell.
Men’s striker Cenk Tosun said, “I’m a big fan of the kit. The colours will really make us stand out and I will be looking forward to pulling on the shirt for the first time for our friendly against Porto.
The kit is set to be worn for the first time by the Ladies in their pre-season friendly against Liverpool Ladies today.
This will be followed by the first team’s debut of the kit when they take on Porto in the Algarve Football Cup later that day.