Ottawa show off concept kits ahead of League 1 entry

Ottawa Aces are already building their squad for the 2021 season.

Ottawa Aces have unveiled their concept kits ahead of their entry into League 1 in 2021.

The Canadian franchise – founded by Eric Perez – will join the RFL pyramid in 2021 and will start off in League 1.

Ottawa revealed their first concept kit last week, which featured a chevron with the primary colours being black and red.

And the Aces have most recently revealed their second concept kit, which is mainly white and features the Ottawa skyline.

The concept kits come on the back of the announcement that they will hold trials for Canadian players once coronavirus restrictions are lifted in the country.

If selected by the Ottawa coaches, the trialist will be rewarded with a full-time professional contract with the club. The Aces will be offering up to 10 contracts for their maiden campaign in 2021.

The trials will be for Canadian athletes only and players must hold a Canadian passport to be eligible for selection.

Ottawa have a five-year target of reaching Super League and they are likely to play blocks of home matches at their 24,000-capacity TD Place Stadium, starting at the end of March.


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  1. I think it is brilliant, and knowing the Canadian sports mentality, I am sure they will be successful. It is a big risk, and initially , maybe not bring so much reward. I am working right now on forming a team in the Midlands Rugby league, and know what challenges are ahead. I am an Aussie, based in the UK Midlands, and THAT is challenge enough. Although, my team will start two divisions lower, there will be similarities ( certainly not on a financial scale). I will be following this with interest.

    Martin Pye
    Director – Operations & Recruitment
    Stoke-on-Trent Staffies Rugby League Football Club

  2. The first kit looks unmemorable but the second one looks like a nice alternate kit, just replace the white shorts for a red one. They should make their primary kit one with the horizontal stripe pattern instead of the chevron. In North America, that’s the design that immediately comes to mind when you hear “rugby shirt”.

  3. The ‘away’ kit is pretty hot poop. The ‘home’ shirt considerably less so. How about crimson with a double black chevron coming from the shoulders (not the armpits) in the same style as the Australian national shirt?

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