NEWPORT County AFC have revealed their home, away and third kit for the 2018-2019 season.

A club statement says that the amber home shirt with black hoops and the black away strip with amber hoops is “honouring home and away kits from our history with the iconic three stripes” while the “eye-catching” third shirt is “bursting into the modern day with the angular, diamond design.”

The designs are an attempt to “showcase our journey from our foundations to our future.”

The prominent three-striped design that features on both the home and away kits pays tribute to the most successful league season in the club’s history.

That triumphant campaign came 80 years ago in the 1938-1939 season when County were promoted to the second tier of English Football by winning the Third Division South title ahead of now Premier League teams such as Crystal Palace, Watford and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Designer and County fan Neal Heard wanted to embrace that historic campaign within his designs for the upcoming season.

He said: “I knew straightaway what kit I wanted to design it on.

“We went up in season 1938-1939 – we won Division Three and got promoted to Division Two. That league is now the Championship and it is the highest level that the club have ever played at in its history so I had to incorporate that season in some aspect.

“In that season we wore a kit very similar to the one that I’ve interpreted this season and tried to bring up to date.

“It’s based on the original kit and luckily enough, that was 1938-1939 and this season is 2018-2019 so it tied together quite nicely I thought.

“For me, it was iconic because of that timing and also, I thought I could make it a relevant kit for today. I knew it would look cool and I knew that even a Premiership team would be proud to wear that shirt.”

The third kit will be familiar to County supporters after a vote on its design was held at the supporters meeting in May.

It encapsulates a “unique blend of the graphical movement coming back into football design,” as seen by the kits from some nations in the World Cup and reviving a similar movement that was celebrated in the 1990s.

The three original designs that were put forward for the supporter’s vote were also designed by Heard, with the chosen option eventually picking up more than 50 per cent of the total vote.

“I’m very aware of how the design process of football shirts is changing and it’s a case of going back to being graphical,” said Heard.

“The third kit was an attempt to bring in that kind of graphical movement, which I believe is coming back into football shirts. I wanted to give us our own bespoke kit, one that was relevant but also fresh.

“I’m really proud to have been asked by the club to help out with the kits and I’m really pleased with how they have turned out as well.”