Joint bosses Ash and Gav Connor have a very hands-on management style at Golcar United. They are all over the detail and don’t leave anything to chance – and that even includes designing the kit!

This summer the brothers channelled their inner Gok Wan and came up with the designs for the new Macron home and away shirts.

In top-level professional football the big brands take control of kit designs but at the grassroots the clubs can work with manufacturers to produce something a bit different and – hopefully – more stylish.

Like all football-mad youngsters the brothers designed their own kits as kids but never thought they’d be doing it for real.

Gav said: “Me and Ash have always been in control of designing kits. It’s always been part of the job wherever we’ve been.

“We designed our last home kit. It was more that we used a stock design but changed the colours. This time we have a new design altogether for both kits.

“We spoke with Macron and gave them our ideas. They then sent some prototype images and we went through them. We said what we wanted and generally they worked with that to make it look right.”

The new Golcar home and away shirts

Gav added: “The home kit is the brainchild of Ash and the away kit is more mine. Both kits are bespoke hence the reason for the delay in us being able to wear them.

“The home kit obviously had to be black and green and with Macron’s choices being limited we decided to get the colours done in the unique half and half design.

“With the away kit we wanted it to look a bit different to the norm. I searched a lot of Macron kits and saw the Sheffield Wednesday away kit from last season which was pink, but I wasn’t sure pink would be for us.

“Instead we went down the white and blue route which we are really happy with and think is an eye catcher.

“We felt as a club it was important to have a couple of unique kits that were just for us. It also gives us the opportunity to give something back to our teamwear sponsor Crocodile Products. Without their continued sponsorship we would wouldn’t be in a position to do such a thing.”

Fans can get hold of the new shirts by contacting the club on social media to place an order. Shirts are priced at £40 for adults and £35 for kids.

Gallery of images by: SEAN DOYLE

He’s a model manager – and a kit designer: Gav Connor