West Harbour Rugby Union Football Club is excited to introduce the new Pirate jersey for the 2018 Season which is expected to be even more hotly contested than the 2017 Season.
West Harbour Pirates will play in a new jersey that celebrates its proud history, yet acknowledges the exciting cultural and tactical developments during the 2017 season in turning the ship around to embrace a new and successful future.
In short, the new playing jersey reflects change whilst staying in touch with our long and proud history and traditions of the Club.
The Club jersey is predominantly BLACK with a WHITE Butchers Stripe across the middle front and also has some specifically placed RED trim around the sleeves.
1st Grade Home Strip and Colts Strip (below)
The Black and White links us to colours Wests have played in since it was introduced in 1920 when games recommenced after the World War I suspension of play.
At that time, BLACK and WHITE were the colours chosen by Rugby Union, Rugby League and Australian Rules to represent the Western Suburbs area.
The RED piping recognises the original registered colours of Wests, Maroon and White, which were never used.
It also recognises the re-introduction of red into the playing strip in 1995 when we became West Harbour Pirates. At that time the red also represented the widening of Wests territory to cover the area of Drummoyne.
The tribal symbol imbedded in the number pays tribute to the Club’s diverse culture and long family association with Pacifika players who have strengthened the West Harbour family.
1st Grade Away Strip (below)
The first grade away strip is BLACK and WHITE hoops. The colours are from our roots. The more prominent white in the hoops in the black shirt reflect the clarity and vibrancy of the new culture and spirit infused into the Pirates in 2017.
The red piping is retained around the number.
The hoops also link us back to the jersey of 1902 when we won our first 1st XV Grand Final.
The West Harbour RFC logo retains pride of place on the left chest
All Club Strip (below)