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Nike unveil new Flight ball for 2021/22 Premier League season

Tom Gott
The Premier League's new Nike Flight ball is here
The Premier League's new Nike Flight ball is here

Nike have revealed their modernised Flight ball which has been designed exclusively for use in the 2021/22 Premier League season.

This upcoming year will be the 22nd straight season in which Nike has been the Premier League's official ball supplier and the second to use the Flight ball.

Using the same base from last season, which included the AerowSculpt technology designed to give the ball a truer flight and improve consistency, Nike have modernised the graphic of the Flight to better represent the landscape of the Premier League in 2021.

Unlike previous balls, this version of the Flight has been designed with a pattern that is completely fluid around the entire sphere and not locked into individual panels.

On top of the base white, the ball has been given one long, black pattern, which has been inspired by the Premier League being one of the most exciting and connected leagues in the world. Crimson circles help overlap the panels to add to the modern feel of the ball.

The ball comes with bold, overlapping patterns
The ball comes with bold, overlapping patterns

Those circles are also there to help boost visual performance, helping players react quicker and feel more confident in their decisions on the pitch.

"It's been the most incredible season and you could really feel the difference with the Nike Flight ball," said Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount. "I'm constantly striving for more consistency, particularly when it comes to goals and assists, and this ball certainly helps me achieve that.

"I'm excited to get back to playing with it next season."

The new Flight ball will make its debut on August 14 when the 2021/22 Premier League season gets underway.

The matches in which the ball will be first season will be released on Wednesday, when the league will offer up their fixture list for the upcoming campaign.

The Nike Flight Premier League ball is available to buy on from July 15.