NEWTOWN Football Club’s new kit has been hailed as a revolution in kit design.

The JD Welsh Premier club has launched a new reversible kit featuring the home and away kit which has won plaudits from across the continent.

This week the Robins’ new kit innovation featured in leading French sports title L’equipe and Italian fashion and sports publication NSS.

The kit has been hailed as an example of forward thinking and repaying supporters who can now look forward to owning both the home and away kit for the price of one.

Club spokesman Barry Gardner was delighted with the interest in the kit and hoped the innovation would lead to a ten fold increase in kit sales.

“It’s an innovation for the fans,” said Gardner. “It has also produced some publicity for our new main sponsor Nidec and the club.”

The kit was supplied by BSK and retails at £35.

Gardner added: “Many people in France, Italy, England and especially in the lower divisions of Wales ask us where this shirt comes from.

“It is also a real plus for our supporters and should help us improve sales, especially since the price is affordable.

“Our sponsors love the reversible jersey and find it a great gift to offer their customers. “

NSS Magazine’s Massimiliano Macaluso gushed over the kit design as hailed the Robins as kit trail blazers.

“The initiative of the Welsh club has left us speechless in this way it becomes absolutely superfluous to buy both jerseys, but only one is enough.

“Moreover, the price of this double kit, produced in a limited edition, is absolutely ridiculous at only £35.”

The kit is only available through the club at (01686) 626159 or

NEWTOWN Football Club is giving away one of its kits to one lucky County Times reader.

The club is giving away an XL shirt to the winner of a competition who can answer the following question: ‘Who was the last side Newtown faced in Europe?’

Second and third place will receive free admission to a home game with all entries to be sent to Kit Competition, County Times, 11C Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7LE,