TODAY the CQUniversity Cairns Taipans revealed their new playing uniforms for the 2016/17 NBL season, featuring a brighter orange for the home jerseys, while on the road the kit reflects the teamai??i??s new ai???All For Cairnsai??? mission.
Manufactured by Mitchell & Ness International, this yearai??i??s NBL range of playing uniforms ai??i?? including the Taipansai??i?? – markai??i??s the companyai??i??s first whole League licence for on-court playing products.
Mitchell & Ness were responsible for producing the NBLai??i??s headwear last year, and are upgrading the partnership this season, as the Leagueai??i??s official on-court and off-court apparel supplier.
For the debut of the new range, the Taipans opted for a variation on the popular playing jersey from last season, which completely sold out.
The fresh update features a richer, more sunburnt orange to emphasise the Taipanai??i??s iconic hue, and introduces the snakeai??i??s head with a trimmed back version of the logo.
Unlike other NBL club uniforms, which include watermarks and additional elements, the Taipans aimed for a more pared back and striking design ai??i?? inspired by the simplicity of Oklahoma City Thunderai??i??s away jersey.
Like the previous two seasons, the Taipans will be keeping the dark navy theme on the road.
The away jersey also features the Taipansai??i?? head, but instead will be emblazed with the CNS word art, which is in line with the ai???All For Cairnsai??? branding.
Launched last week, ai???All For Cairnsai??? is the Taipansai??i?? latest charge and new brand identity, and reflects the clubai??i??s dedication to the community that supports them.
ai???We couldnai??i??t wait to get our uniforms this season, and weai??i??re happy theyai??i??re finally here. The jerseys look really professional and clean, and are inline with some really popular NBA designs,” said Cairns Taipans captain Cam Gliddon.
ai???The away jersey was particularly important to us as a playing group, because we know itai??i??s a privilege to represent our community on the national sporting stage.
ai???These are colours that we wear with pride, so we need the supporters to be able to identify the kits when we arenai??i??t at home. This way we can be ‘All For Cairns’ where ever we go.ai???
The Cairns Taipans will be retailing both the home and away jersey, available to purchase from the first home game at Cairns Convention Centre on Thursday 27 October.