Beginning tomorrow, 2,000+ athletes from 46 countries will descend upon Netanya, Israel for the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championship. Lacrosse’s flagship international championship competition will run from July 12-24.
Among those 46 countries competing in this year’s tournament is Team Jamaica who will be making their first foray into international competition. Earlier today, Adidas Lacrosse debuted the exclusive Team Jamaica kit for their first-ever international lax competition and it’s sick. Team Jamaica has partnered to make Adidas Lacrosse the official athletic footwear, apparel and equipment brand for Team Jamaica Lacrosse.
Given that this is Jamaica‘s first international lax competition you might suspect that they’re putting out a ragtag team of athletes from other sports but Team Jamaica Lacrosse is actually pretty darn stacked. The Team Jamaica Lacrosse roster includes co-captain and Major League Lacrosse Chesapeake Bayhawks defender Goran Murray, co-captain Attacker Evan Redwood from Amherst College, Midfielder Hakeem Lecky from Syracuse University, and other current and former professional and NCAA lacrosse players.
Team Jamaica will make their debut sporting a custom adidas Lacrosse kit that includes special edition adidas Lacrosse jerseys and shorts, FREAK gloves & elbow pads, FREAK shafts and heads, and the adidas adizero 5-Star 7.0 and FREAK cleats.
With inspiration from traditional and iconic Jamaican references, the Team Jamaica kit is centered around the green, yellow and black colors of the Jamaican flag and pays homage to the unique history and personality of the nation. The design of the jersey features a repeating flag in the short side panel and on the jersey sleeves. Additionally, the ‘Out of Many, One People’ motto from the Jamaican Coat of Arms is highlighted on the jersey and gloves in order to pay tribute to the unity of the Jamaican population’s multiracial roots. The adidas Lacrosse custom Showcase uniforms feature a dual fabric blend of a stretch knitted poly front panel and shoulders with a full back and side stretch mesh, providing best in class range of motion and ventilation and breathability. (via)
You can’t hop on adidas.com and purchase the Team Jamaica Lacrosse kit for yourself (yet), but you can try and win one yourself from Adidas Lacrosse. All you need to do is GO FOLLOW @adidaslacrosse on Instagram where they’ll be giving away ‘a custom case, which is emblazoned with the Jamaican Flag and “Out of Many, One People” team slogan, the kit features (1) Jamaican uniform, (1) adidas FREAK head, (1 pair) custom adidas FREAK Jamaican team colored gloves, and (1) custom adidas FREAK Jamaican team colored shaft, along with some Jamaican jerk spices and a few recipes for Jamaican cuisine’ in the coming days.
For more on this announcement from adidas, you can click here to read the press release in full.