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Model fan Jack joins his heroes

  • 11 March 2011 13:03
  • Posted by Pete Ferguson

Hart, Richards, Toure, Zabaleta and ....who? If you don’t recognise the fifth face here amongst the line-up of City stars modelling the new Umbro Manchester City Sportswear range, don’t worry.

He’s not a player but Jack Johnson, a true Blues fan from Burnage. Jack, a True Blue from Burnage, won a fans' modelling competition to join his heroes wearing the new Umbro Spring/Summer collection for City.

The new lifestyle range incorporates classic styles, items inspired by City’s famous taping kits of the 1970s and of course the iconic Mercer jacket.

Inspired by the jacket worn by legendary manager Joe Mercer, the new Raven Mercer (as worn by Joe Hart) is the latest incarnation of the smart, tailored walkout jackets that players have worn this season. It will be followed by three more iconic colourways as City’s season races to an exciting finish.

City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart comments: “I really love this new gear, it’s got a real classic look and we can’t wait to walk out in it.”

The spring collection also includes a Sportswear range. Taking inspiration from the styling and look of retro training wear and using a colour palette inspired by the club’s past, the Sportswear range is a collection of unique contemporary lifestyle product.

Finally, inspired by the iconic taping that appeared on City football kits throughout the 1970s, the new Diamond Icons range combines retro design with the club’s famous colours to form a truly stylish collection

Local lad Jack says: “It's great to be able to model the new Umbro sportswear range for the club I love. To front the campaign alongside the players I watch every week was extremely nerve-wracking, but the pictures look great. I’ll be bringing all my mates down to the Citystore to check out the pictures.”

The Raven Mercer and other Classics pieces from this new range will be on sale exclusively through the CityStore, with the rest of the collection available throughout April and May.

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