Team manager Owen Botha discussed the reasons behind the change and highlighted the important alterations that would ensure the kit was comfortable yet smart.
“Traditionally our kit had a lot of red in it but now we’ve gone for a more corporate kit using the Bestmed colours,” he said.
As opposed to the bold red and blue strip across the front of the shirt, the new design now features two blue bands across the front with a more structured layout of sponsors’ names, Botha explained.
But the change went deeper than just the colour scheme and appearance as he said the fabrics had also been altered.
“What’s interesting about the kit is the different fabrics we used.
“Going into summer we chose breathable fabrics which we’ve strategically used to aid body temperature control as well as comfort.”
The shorts feature a double stitching and arm grips on the shirt had been altered to be more comfortable and effective, he said.
The women stepped out in new shorts and shirts, but Botha confirmed they would be releasing a full summer range in the near future.
He said the timing of the reveal had worked well as it allowed the team to appear in their new kit at a prestigious Bestmed event.
Botha was also pleased to confirm the team would, for the first time ever, be offering limited number of special edition kit to the public.
“We get quite a lot of international fans and followers from as far as France and South America who want to purchase kit.
“We’ve never offered it to the public before but now we’re going to have sets of kit that we’ll make available through our online platforms for people to buy.
“We’ll probably start off with about 50 sets and take it from there,” he said.