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The distinctive jersey will be worn by the players during training and may be used during selected pre-season trial matches in February.
Brett Clarke, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, said the Club chose the training jersey for a variety of reasons.
"With the increasing use of GPS devices at training, we needed to develop a training jersey that could hold the GPS units without the players being required to wear restrictive vests. To this end, each
players training jersey will feature a cradle for their GPS unit,'' Clarke said.
"Another key factor in the design was to utilise a colour for the summer months when it is too hot to train or play in darker strips.
"The Club already has a white jersey and we did not want to retail another white jersey.
"Each season, we have changed training apparel with recent years featuring colours including blue, green, yellow and pink.
"Producing apparel in non-traditional colours is nothing new for Wests Tigers, in fact we have had a different colour every year for the past four seasons, however this season we have decided to retail the jersey given the fact that the players will be wearing the item at an increasing number of training sessions.
"This is the first time in many years Wests Tigers have retailed the training jersey. We have already taken a number of pre-orders for the training jersey since it first appeared on weststigers.com.au this morning.
"This jersey is not designed to replace any of our current jerseys and is designed for training purposes. We remain committed to our playing kits featuring our club colours for the long term.
With Wests Tigers increasing partnership with the Children's Cancer Institute of Australia (CCIA), the new jersey will also support the charity's Gold Ribbon program by donating $5 from every 'Eye of the
Tiger' jersey to the CCIA.
"We are very proud of our partnership with the CCIA as evidenced by our announcement earlier in the week that our season launch will raise funds for the great cause,'' Clarke said.
"The release of this jersey is just another way we as a club and as supporters can contribute to the CCIA's Gold Ribbon campaign."