After an absence of almost thirteen years Umbro were unveiled as the kit supplier for this, the 125th Anniversary of the club's inception. A worldwide brand, they unveiled the home shirt at a highly successful kit launch at the beginning of the season. The shirt incorporates a standard Umbro styling present in most of the company's big name clients on the mainland and is backed up by a formidable array of bench wear and training gear. The shirt made its competitive debut against SK Brann Bergen in the UEFA Cup at the Oval and has proved hugely popular with supporters and players alike. Paul Millar's first full term in charge of the squad has seen the arrival in East Belfast of the former Portadown and Northern Ireland striker Gary Hamilton and a return to the East for popular former players Gary Smyth and Tim McCann.
The new away strip for the season made a surprise appearance in the UEFA Cup first preliminary round second leg against SK Brann in Norway. White away shirts have always been a favourite with the fans and cleverly Umbro have indicated how many times this shirt must be worn during the season, which will at least guarantee the maximum exposure. Worn with black shorts and white socks it remains a smart and high quality shirt, but is it a classic? Well that's up to you. One thing that this website has created is debate. Everyone has their own favourite; a lot of the choices are dependant on the age group. No matter how the shirt looks though, it only becomes memorable because of the actions of the players who wear it. Ultimately as long as Glentoran players continue to “play for the shirt” that they are wearing then that is all that really matters.