Heritage Remixed: Highlanders Release 2022 Jerseys
6 December 2021
Today the Highlanders launch their home, away and training jerseys for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. With the design theme, Heritage Remixed, it is hoped that these jerseys will envoke a strong sense of nostalgia with the colour palette and pattern, as will the unique location chosen to launch these jerseys, Cargill’s Castle. One of only two castles in New Zealand the structure stands proud on the cliffs above St Clair, resilent in the face of the unrelenting southerlies.
All three jerseys carry a modernised tartan pattern over the left shoulder, tonal on both playing strips, to represent the many members of our organisation and wider community weaving together. This is a modern tartan design (almost digital in appearance) to acknowledge the modern face of our team and community and the changing environments in which we operate today.
The dark blue home jersey has a sleek, tonal, embossed tartan representing our people south of the Waitaki; strong and understated. The away strip is representative of our wider region with the North Otago and Southland colours predominately used. Again the tonal modernised tartan design comes down over the left shoulder representing our tight knit region.
The training jersey differs in that a contrasting tartan pattern is used. This design represents the environment on the training field; where players battle for the same position, constantly challenging and competing but ultimately weaving and working together towards a common purpose.
“We’re really excited to be able to finally share these jerseys with our fans (especially the away jersey), it’s something we’ve been working on for the last two years and we hope that fans enjoy them. It means a lot to the team to see our fans in our jerseys at Forsyth Barr Stadium and in the community, especially when we’re playing up the road – it’s easy to spot our blue in a sea of red, ” Roger Clark, CEO.
Adidas are experiencing delivery delays due to COVID however jerseys are expected to be in stores before Christmas. The Highlanders online store will be selling the replica jerseys with the new front of jersey sponsor, SBS Bank, and are available for pre-order from today from www.thehighlanders.co.nz/shop .
The Highlanders would like to thank the Cargill’s Castle Trust for allowing and facilitating access to such a unique part of Dunedin history and it is hoped that by allowing us to showcase this significant historic structure we can highlight their fundrasing efforts. The Trust’s vision is to stabilize the Castle ruins and incorporate it into the recreational and cultural fabric of Dunedin for the residents and visitors to the region to enjoy. If you would like to contribute to the restoration, donations can be made via their website - https://cargillscastle.co.nz/donate.