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Nike Unveils Black History Month Kit for England National Team

Designed as a symbol of solidarity and shared identity, the jersey celebrates the legacy of black British athletes

14th October 2019

Designed as a symbol of solidarity and shared identity, the jersey celebrates the legacy of black British athletes

To celebrate Black History Month, Nike has just unveiled a stellar new warm-up kit to be worn by the England National Football Team.

The kit was crafted to recognise black British athletes and their achievements in sport, and to amplify that, the sportswear giant called upon three of England’s most influential footballers, Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, and Marcus Rashford, to model the new jersey.

The top has been designed as a symbol of solidarity and a shared identity. Beyond the aesthetic this bold visual is all about making a positive statement and inspiring change. Along with the black top featuring glitched-out Swoosh graphics and zig-zag patterns in contrasting white, a mirrored version has also been created in white with black accents.

The jersey is part of Nike’s ongoing commitment to creating the next generation of future leaders by investing in training for underserved minority youth in London, providing development opportunities and pathways to create positive change. As a result, Nike is partnering with Sported – one of the leading Sport for Development charities in the UK – over the next 12 months to mentor 12 entrepreneurial young Londoners who are inspiring and enabling the next generation to play more sport in their local communities.

In addition to increasing equity in the community, Nike is working with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and PA Learning to elevate opportunity for women in sport by amplifying the visibility of women’s sports coverage in the UK. In tandem and through free courses, the three organizations are investing in the future generation of sports journalists by arming up-and-coming sports journalists with the skills and knowledge to better integrate the women’s sport conversation.

The whole England squad will rep the black kit during the international camp taking place this week and the jersey will be made available from tomorrow, October 15th, on nike.com.

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