Gemini 8, 2078, m249
MAFL clubs have been upgrading equipment to meet new specifications and updates for safety, but some clubs have taken the opportunity to come back for season 2 in style.
In a recent outdoor training session, Al'amal players were seen sporting completely new EV suits. The reported capacity increases for life support are not significantly noticeable against the new design and colours . Style-wise, Al'amal has definitely stepped up their game.
Abandoning their previously green and gold palette, the club has added grey and introduced handsome Teal accents.
"These [uniforms] make us feel powerful," said team captain Musaddiq Baddour, "A number of issues we had with the previous equipment has largely been addressed, so this is a huge improvement that will contribute to performance across the league."
Al'amal Sport Club has proudly announced they are returning with 100% of their original roster from season 1. After rumours from Marineris earlier in the week that the championship team will be losing multiple players, this was welcome news for Al'amal fans.
"Trades were just not interesting to us. If we learned anything, it is how our team embodies and represents our great colony," said club manager, Haajid Nasr, "We did spend a lot of time looking at local recruits over the break. Though we won't be adding anyone to the lineup, we intend on investing in top candidates to grow the talent pool for the future."
Al'amal SC will officially fund a junior club program starting in parallel with season 2. An inter-colony junior league remains unlikely due to the tremendous costs and time commitments associated with cross-Mars transport, so actual benefits of a local junior program will have the same limitations as recreational sports clubs.