Last weekend saw Leyton Orient Women unveil their new kit in a 3-1 victory against Herne Bay FC, as Abu Kamara reports.
After waiting most of the season without an official kit, Leyton Orient Women finally got the chance to display their new colours.
Formally known as KIKK United, The O’s womens had been without a kit as they waited to find a sponsor, amid confusion over who was actually going to supply the kit.
Finally the big day arrived last weekend in what was a “must win” game, according to captain Danielle Griffiths against Herne Bay. The sense of joy on the players’ faces was clear as they put on the long-awaited red strip.
The occasion was further celebrated with the players cooking home-made food for family, friends and supporters.
Griffiths spoke about what it meant to be part of the Leyton Orient family: “It’s being affiliated to a well known club, and women’s football is on the up.”
Orient are in the third tier of women’s football. “When you play for Leyton Orient, you tell people and their eyes light up with excitement” Lydia Cooper added.
To be successful, a good team spirit is a necessity and this Orient team seems to have bundles of it “I think it’s been much better and this season we’ve really grown closer as a team.”
Cooper said. Orient are aiming for a top three finish, and Cooper added “If we finish in the top three we have a platform to build on for next season and we should be fighting for promotion”