Unity fist returns are delighted to announce that the club have agreed to bring back the Unity fist on a brand new third shirt for the 2014/15 season.

The green strip also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Irish supporters club, the Irish Iron.

Iron chairman Peter Swann said: “We are delighted to announce that the third kit for next season will be green as a way to recognising the support of the Irish Iron over the past 20 years.

“Once we came up with the idea to commemorate their 20th anniversary in this way I had no hesitations about going in this direction for the kit.

“The third kit will also have the old Unity crest on which and we would like to thank the Football League for giving us special dispensation to use that this season.”


The Irish Iron are regular visitors to United games and money they raise through membership fees is pumped into the club via shirt sponsorship at the start of each season.

The Iron’s Commercial Manager Michelle Harness added: “We’ve come up with this idea to commemorate the Irish Iron’s 20th anniversary in house and when we put the suggestion to the Chairman he agreed without hesitation.

“Commercially we would all like to thank Bernard Griffin and Matt Blanchard for their input and suggestions for putting the shirt together.”

The shirt sees the long overdue return of the Unity fist, which was used between 1982 and 1990 and editor Matt Blanchard has expressed his delight at the news.

“As editor of who have supported the campaign for the return to the Unity crest, I am thrilled that the club have decided to use it on the third strip for the 2014/15 campaign”, Matt said.

“It is a fantastic gesture from the club to commemorate 20 years of the Irish Iron with this new green strip.

“Bernard and the rest of the Irish Iron are well known amongst Iron fans and I`m sure he will be delighted and honoured that the club are recognizing their fantastic support over the last two decades.”

The Iron are hoping to wear the third strip for the opening match of the season away at Swindon on August 9th.

To be in with a chance of winning the new shirt make sure you are following @CommercialSUFCand keep an eye on twitter in the coming days.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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