Cambridge United FC have revealed a special edition, commemorative home strip to mark 50 years since the Club's election to the Football League.
CUFC Commemorate Kit
Cambridge United FC have revealed a special edition, commemorative home strip to mark 50 years since the Club’s election to the Football League in 1970 – with a limited number available for U’s fans to purchase.
Bill Leivers’ 1969/1970 Southern League Champions missed out on election the season before, however his United team were duly elected in May 1970 at the expense of Bradford Park Avenue with a 31 to 17 vote in favour of non-league United.
To mark their inaugural Football League campaign, Leivers’ United swapped the traditional amber and black with an all-white home strip, after the team had adopted all-white home colours in February 1970, following a string of good results. United continued with these colours before reverting to black and amber for the 1972/73 season onwards.
To pay homage to that historic achievement by the manager, squad and staff at that time, who helped to establish Cambridge United as a Football League Club, we have worked closely with our technical partners at hummel to re-create the iconic strip half a century on.
The Club have produced a limited edition run of 500-boxed commemorative shirts for retail. United fans will be able to purchase at cufcdirect.com.
The Club had initially planned for the team to wear the kit on the opening home game of this season; however with no fans able to attend, the commemoration was pushed back to a time when we thought we would be able to welcome supporters back. However, with the current restrictions we are still unable to showcase the strip in front of our fans. .
Cambridge United FC also wish to thank our front-of-shirt sponsors, the Mick George Group, along with back of shirt sponsors, Hill Group and short sponsors SOS Leak Detection for working with us to enable the recreation of this iconic strip.