We have received thousands of votes in our 2014 Main jersey design competition, which will play a key role in making the final decision between the six designs.
Jersey D, A and C were the front-runners in the poll, with the next stage of the competition involving samples being created.
All six designs will have samples made up and these will be produced in the next three weeks. As discovered in the Women in League jersey design competition, the sample representation is often very different to the graphic.
The Wests Tigers are deliberately trying to identify a core design that embraces the history of both clubs. The black base of the jersey was a simple decision as it represents both Balmain and Western Suburbs, as does the chevron.
Whilst heritage and tradition are important, our fans need to be able to clearly identify Wests Tigers in the marketplace.
Currently the NRL guidelines state that this jersey must be retained for the next three seasons, with this design to be kept from 2014 through to 2016. However the NRL have the right to change these rules, as they desire.
The public vote was a significant part of the overall selection process, but not the only component. Retail strength, longevity, NRL appeal and player acceptance will also play a key role in the final decision.
Congratulations to the 137 Members and supporters who submitted a design. Those who made the final six also deserve massive recognition. While the designs have been altered slightly to suit production needs, the designer will be able to recognise their submission.
This how the jerseys ranked following the public voting:
1. Jersey D
2. Jersey A
3. Jersey C
4. Jersey F
5. Jersey E
6. Jersey B
Stay tuned for the next stage of the selection process, where the samples will be evaluated. The 2014 Main Wests Tigers jersey will officially be launched December 2013.
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