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Forge FC Unveils 2019 Inaugural Season Macron Kits

April 4, 2019 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Forge FC News Release

David Choinere and Elimane Cisse of Forge FC
David Choinere and Elimane Cisse of Forge FC
(Forge FC)

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) and official league kit provider, Macron, a leader in the international teamwear market, unveiled the inaugural season custom-designed playing kits Thursday for the CPL's seven founding clubs: Forge FC (infographics attached), HFX Wanderers FC, York9 FC, Valour FC, FC Edmonton, Cavalry FC and Pacific FC.

Macron designers worked in collaboration with all seven CPL clubs during the design process, developing high quality custom kits with unique looks to provide the needed professional technical features while enhancing them with exciting graphic designs. The partnership, negotiated by Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) on behalf of the CPL, makes it one of the few leagues that have custom-made kits league-wide.

Collective in-depth research went into the creative process for each kit that features the symbolism and identity of each club within the design. The wide range of vibrant and exciting colours, all enriched by design elements including pinstripes, tonal shading, mélange and camouflage effects, are sure to be crowd-pleasers on and off the pitch. Each jersey is inserted with a unique graphic symbol, image or letter that is representative of the club's identity, paying homage to the cities where the clubs will play.

Authentic Forge FC jerseys (home and away), as well as official Forge FC Macron sideline gear, will be available online at Fans can also become a Co-Founder and receive a Forge FC home jersey as a part of their membership package. Click here for a complete list of Forge FC Co-Founder season seat membership benefits. Team-authentic jerseys (home and away) for every CPL club will be available online at

Forge FC Kit Design Inspiration


Inspired by the Forge FC crest; steel and flame meet in spark orange to celebrate Hamilton's industrious history and the energy of Hamiltonians. The city was built around the steel industry - inside the foundries and mills, with each strike of the hammer, the values that define Hamiltonians were forged: hard work, creativity and ambition. The back features the club's secondary logo; a forge hammer that's handle bares six strips of tape representing the six communities of Hamilton. The hammer is symbolic to the Hamilton story, the tool used to shape the city's original industries, and also represents the ongoing shaping of new industries. The flame from the Forge logo is incorporated throughout the jersey in a tone-on-tone repeat pattern.


A resilient community formed, creating a sense of pride in stating: "We're from the Hammer." Paying respect to Hamilton's manufacturing heritage and the core values of Hamiltonian's forged within the mills by introducing a fashionable mélange on a platinum steel jersey, inspired by the colour of the hammer. Today those same values are championing Hamilton's ongoing renaissance.


Tim Hortons will be the title kit partner for Forge FC for both home and away jerseys. "We are honoured and excited to expand our already extensive and storied partnership with Tim Hortons," said Matt Afinec, President and C.O.O. of Forge FC. "As one of Canada's most respected brands with strong ties to Hamilton and a history of significant contributions to grassroots soccer in our community, we are proud to have Tim Hortons represented on Forge FC home and away jerseys."

Forge FC will host York9 FC at Tim Hortons Field in the Canadian Premier League's Inaugural Match Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. For season ticket information, please visit

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Forge FC home kit
Forge FC home kit

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Forge FC away kit

David Choinere and Elimane Cisse of Forge FC
David Choinere and Elimane Cisse of Forge FC

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