Jack Wilshere unveiled England's brand new Nike home kit via Twitter
England's latest home kit was exclusively revealed by Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on Twitter this morning.
The strip, created by Nike, was tweeted by Wilshere after he went back to his roots to oversee a training session at his old school, The Priory, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
The Gunners star chose lucky Jason Kelly as the star performer on the day and he was rewarded with the chance to become the first person to wear the Three Lions’ new shirt for the first time.
Wilshere said: “This is where my dream of playing for England started and it’s great to be back here to see a new generation playing with the same passion.
“I gave Jason the shirt because his commitment and work-rate really impressed me today, he showed that it’s what you do on the pitch that matters — from your first match as a nine-year-old all the way up to the international stage.”
Nike’s clean, distinctive design takes the kit back to its roots with its traditional colours of white and dark blue to celebrate The FA’s 150th anniversary.
The iconic Three Lions crest was prominently featured in dark blue on the team's first kit, and once again, the crest is the proud focus - now with a gold border, a gold star above it signifying England’s World Cup win,
A gold ribbon graphic below the crest, inscribed with "150 years" and the dates 1863 and 2013, mark The FA's anniversary.
The blue on the new kit is the same dark blue colour that featured on England's first kit.
Embodying the clean lines and understated style of the best of English fashion, the white shirt features a dark blue classic crew neck collar, while two side vents on the hem of the shirt subtly feature the St. George’s cross.
The shorts are entirely dark blue and the socks are white with a thin dark blue band at the top.