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Sunday League club launch final poll allowing fans to vote for 2023 home kit after huge amount of entries

Sunday League club Caversham United launch a final poll allowing fans to vote for the 2023 home kit after a huge amount of entries sent in.

Caversham United launch their fifth edition their famous kit competition where graphic designers create kits and could see them turn into the real thing.

The Reading & District Sunday League side’s shirts have previously been bought by fans as far away as North and South America.

Caversham United kits are available, some out of stock, others still available, with the new one set to feature at https://www.cavershamunited.com/shop

The Football in Berkshire’s Berkshire Football Stories podcast spoke with Caversham United’s chairman about the famous kit competition.

Paul Gutteridge, the chairman, said when asked how many entry they get: “We had around 150 different designs to chew through and so yeah a pretty decent mark.

“So I guess for those that aren’t aware of the competition, we open it up for normally two or three weeks to the public and to enter their designs,.

“We get quite a range of entrants and various kind of backgrounds entering and once that submission deadlines hit.

“What we do is we sit down with kind of members from each of the teams at the club so last time we did it was a few a couple of us from the the men’s team and a few of the late the women’s team this year we’ll obviously have some of our now famous Reserve team in as well and between that panel they will pick a top 32 and that’s when we go to the the public vote and from there it’s a bit of a free-for-all.

On the votes: “It’s definitely up there in the tens of thousands I think across one of the previous competitions we hit over a hundred thousand total votes across the full load of rounds.

“So yeah decent a decent number of people tend to get involved in this really and like I said you get a mix of people entering and some of the accounts that enter other a decent follower base in the kind of the football kit space so we get a lot of interest from it really.

You can see some much more on this chat by clicking play on the video below…

The club said via their shop: “All THREE Caversham United shirts are currently available for sale! The new away kit, the wavy home kit and of course the Phantom Brew Co collaboration shirt! All in one neat bundle for a discount! Please note – this is a PRE ORDER sale closing at 23:59 on Sunday 5th May 2023. Delivery will then take a FURTHER 8~ weeks. This is because, as a grassroots team, we cannot bulk buy stock in that we may never sell – we have to be very cautious. Thank you for your patience – it’s worth the wait!”

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Caversham United is a football team that has over 17,000 followers on Twitter, even though they only play at Sunday league level.

They are based in Reading, have two men’s teams and one women’s team., both the men and women play in the Reading and District Sunday League (Divisions 1 and 4), while the women are in the 6th level of English football.

Caversham was rebranded in 2015 under new ownership. It had been previously known as AFC Palmer and RBC Unison. FC Brettle and Miah’s.

The fans also help to choose the clubs kit each year in the #CavUtdKitCompetition. Anybody can submit a design and the best will be chosen by their followers.



This is what Twitter users are saying during the vote so far…

@PriddysC: Kit 19

@billinho8: # 19 and # 2

@visilfer99: kit 2 💙

@theultimatebill: 19 for me – most unique pattern imo

@tommy66788: It’s gotta be 19 for me!

@RutlandRex: Kit 2 is amazing. The pattern on the shirt says a lot about the club. It’s got a goat! 💥

@cliveraines: But the sash …… It’s bloody lovely and it’s losing?

@_OneBeer: The worst choice of the 4 is leading at the moment 🧐😞

@Mr_Aaron_23: I’m supporting kit 2 after kit 7 was eliminated in the last round

@foreveroufc: my favourite it losing lol gutted, but all of them i suppose deserve to be in the final, exciting to see how this plays out


Caversham started off the competition by saying in a series of tweets: “We said we would whittle down the entrants to 32. We can’t. 😔

“We had nearly 200 designs entered and we just ain’t that cold-hearted. Sorry.

“Well, the club selection panel, with representatives from all 3 teams, has picked its favourite 24 designs… they advance to the competition “proper”, commencing Monday 20th March.

“32 designs that didn’t make the “Chosen” 24 will go into a WILD CARD round, commending tomorrow night. 8 groups of 4, each group winner advances to the Last 32 and the competition “proper”. BOOM. 56 designs are in the hunt.”

The Wildcard Round of the #CavUtdKitCompetition attracted 5,204 votes across the 8 polls.

Now it was time for the last 32 to battle it out.

Caversham tweeted: “It’s that time again, Twitter Goats! It’s over to you to choose the Caversham United home kit for next season!

“Vote for your favourite kit in all the polls below. The top 2 kits in each progress to the Last 16!”

Then it was time for the last 16 with the polls getting more serious as the remaining entries edge a step closer to being the picked design.



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