IN PICTURES: Crusaders FC stars launch new kits

Star winger Paul Heatley models the new Crusaders home strip. INLT 27-905-CON
Star winger Paul Heatley models the new Crusaders home strip. INLT 27-905-CON

Crusaders star Paul Heatley was among the top players who helped launch the club’s new kits this week.

Against the backdrop of Carrickfergus Castle, flying winger Heatley clutched the league trophy as he modelled the home strip made by sportswear firm, Kappa.

According to the club’s website, the bespoke kit commemorates the Seaview side’s back-to-back Gibson Cup victories, adding that the Crusaders ethos has been ‘central to the design’.

Skipper Colin Coates, goalkeeper Sean O’Neill and midfielder Declan Caddell also donned the new strips for promotional photographs ahead of the official unveiling in Belfast on Tuesday.

Crusaders' Declan Caddell, Colin Coates and Sean O'Neill pictured in the club's new strips for the 2016-17 season. INLT 27-904-CON

Crusaders' Declan Caddell, Colin Coates and Sean O'Neill pictured in the club's new strips for the 2016-17 season. INLT 27-904-CON

Sean O'Neill, Colin Coates and Declan Caddell wearing the new Crusaders kits. INLT 27-906-CON

Sean O'Neill, Colin Coates and Declan Caddell wearing the new Crusaders kits. INLT 27-906-CON