Simple Elegance is what Vaughan Head Coach Constantine Gymnopoulos wants for his team this year. He says he wants a very clean, crisp, and simple design yet something that'll still be able to make an impact and leave an impression.
I don't pretend to know what's in Coach Gymno's mind but if I were to hazard a guess, it may be partly due to the departure of Andrew Wiggins. One of last year's key members of the OFSAA AAAA champs, Wiggins helped propel Vaughan to an almost perfect season. He has since left for the US to play for Huntington Prep.
In the meantime, most of the core members from last year have returned and are ready to defend their title. If other teams think that Vaughan will be easy to take down due to the absence of Wiggins, they're going to be sorely mistaken.
This year's team will continue to possess speed and size and as with any team coached by Gymno, they will continue to be solid fundamentally and are capable of suffocating teams with their defense.
This year's uniforms should help them once again on the road to OFSAA. Featuring 9Ultra, a lightweight and superb mositure-wicking fabric, the players are guaranteed to be kept cool and efficient as the games get hotter.
Also featured in this year's edition is a special lighter mesh insert on the back that cuts down uniform weight by 30%. The mesh insert will also have special sublimated printing on it that brings much of the elegance to the team. This artwork includes the facade of the school's front entrance as well as the OFSAA championship trophy. Also featured in the design is the now trademark checked pattern seen in Vaughan uniforms of the past.
And to top it off, tackle twill letters and numbers are used on the front for durability and added elegance. These uniforms are of similar quality to the ones used by college teams in the US.