When Bath Rugby claim their victory against age-old rivals Leicester Tigers at The Clash on the 8th April, they will ran out in a limited edition charity shirt designed in aid of Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes. Following the game, each player in the matchday squad signed his shirt and alongside some squad signed shirts, they are now being auctioned off to benefit both charities. (Find them on ebay here).
The shirt, designed by Canterbury New Zealand, includes quotes from a beneficiary of each charity on the sleeves, describing what sport means to them and how it has helped their lives.
Bath Rugby and Help for Heroes have been in partnership since 2015 with a focus on the benefit of sport on the road to recovery, with players returning from injury sharing state-of-the-art equipment at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House. Recent research by Help for Heroes and Kings College London found that at least 66,000 Servicemen and women need long term support to help rebuild their lives.
Amongst the incredible work Bath Rugby Foundation do in the local community to help disadvantaged children and young adults, we also run sessions in military communities using sport to engage young people from military families who often lead transient lifestyles.
Bath and England winger, and serving solider, Semesa Rokoduguni, was on hand to launch the unique shirt at Twickenham.
Rokoduguni said: “Both Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes do fantastic work, and as players we’re proud to play our part in supporting them on what was an awesome day for the Club.”
How to get your hands on a shirt:
- A few shirts will also be put on eBay, with supporters able to bid on them. This will take place after The Clash so be sure to follow Bath Rugby Foundation on Facebook and Twitter for more news on this. Please click here to make your bid!
- Season Ticket Holders can enter a sealed bid to get their hands on one of the exclusive shirts, either in the Bath Rugby Ticket Office, or by sending their Full name, Address, Season ticket number, and the amount of their bid to email@example.com.
- Raffle tickets will be sold for just £1 in the Bath Rugby shop.