Melbourne Heart FC launches unique Third Kit competition


Melbourne Heart FC is giving members the ultimate reward for their loyalty this season by including the name of every member on the Club’s unique fan-designed Third Kit.

Melbourne Heart FC is giving members the ultimate reward for their loyalty this season by including the name of every member on the Club-s unique fan-designed Third Kit.

The Club will wear the kit on January 17 next year at AAMI Park against Newcastle Jets in Round 15 of the Hyundai A-League to celebrate the Club-s 100th Hyundai A-League match.

The unique design will feature the name of every 2013-14 member who signs up by Friday 20 September 2013.

Click on the video below to see how your name will feature on the Third Kit!

Today also marks the opening day of the kit design competition, which sets the exciting challenge for members to create a uniquely-designed Melbourne Heart FC Third Kit, which encapsulates the Club-s values, spirit and connection with its fans and membership base.

Using the blank template provided (available for download below), we-re giving fans the chance from now until Monday 30 September to get their creative juices flowing and produce a strip worthy of the first team.

Kappa will manufacture the winning entry, while the Club-s sleeve sponsor, MatchWorks, will be the primary sponsor and driving force behind the competition again this season.

The Club is looking for a professional design, which will fit with the same look and feel as our home and away jerseys, evoke the passion from the fans and encapsulate the ideals and values of Melbourne Heart FC.

The winner will be announced in December and will also receive a copy of their self-designed strip, signed by the first team.

This opportunity allows fans to interact with our first team and gives members the chance to show their true colours.

If your design is not selected as the winner, members can still be a part of our 100th match, by having their name incorporated into the design.

Ideally we want the feature colour to be similar to previous year-s colour palate, which featured charcoal grey and a splash of red and white (see template for download, below).

However, we are encouraging members to be as creative with their designs and colours as possible.

In order to be eligible to have your kit design selected, you must be a Melbourne Heart FC member by 20 September 2013.

Last year-s winner of the fan-designed competition was worn in a one-off game on February 9 against Perth Glory in the round 20 A-League clash at AAMI Park.

We will select a number of finalists based on our favourite designs, before we allow Head Coach John Aloisi and our new captain to select their favourite design.

For those fans who want to submit a design but are yet to sign up as members for the new season, please visit our Membership Portal and sign up online or call 1300 255 432.

For current members, please see the competition details below. Happy designing!

Competition details:

1. First download the blank Third Kit template here (as a jpeg)

2. Edit the blank template using photo-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Paint or other photo-editing software.

3. Send your finished entry to: thirdkitcomp@melbourneheartfc.com.au

4. The Third Kit Competition closes 5pm, Monday 30 September 2013.

5. To ensure your name features on the Third Kit, make sure you sign up as a member before 5pm, Friday 20 September 2013.