The Westfield Matildas will be donning a brand new kit for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, with Nike unveiling a unique look for the Australian women’s national team on the world stage.
Launched in Paris on Monday, with star players Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter in attendance, the new home and goalkeeper kits feature a fresh new design for the Westfield Matildas.
The all-new Australia home kit, part of a first-ever National Team collection designed exclusively for the Westfield Matildas, channels an exuberant aesthetic born in the early ’90s.
Melbourne’s famous Hosier Lane, a globally recognised street art hot spot, the famed Golden Wattle and its sickle-shaped stalks and macro and micro shots of the Australian landscape all coalesce in the graphic — one that serves to encapsulate contemporary Australia.
The words “Never Say Die” are printed inside the kit, a reference to a common rallying cry among the Westfield Matildas.
“The kit is unreal, it’s such a different take on what we’ve seen in the past and we couldn’t have hoped for a better looking home jersey,” says Sam Kerr.
“To have a kit designed just for the Westfield Matildas to play in, it’s a dream come true, and we are honoured to be pulling on the green and gold. The socks are pretty wild too.”
“We’re delighted with the distinctive kit that the Westfield Matildas will wear during the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France,” said David Gallop, Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Australia.
“Nike combine cutting-edge technology with unique design, making them a perfect on and off field apparel partner for the Westfield Matildas.”
The kit will debut on April 4 in Colorado when the Westfield Matildas take on the United States.