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:
Raffle – until Wednesday 24th May
Raffle tickets are being sold for just £1 in the Bath Rugby Shop and at Loake Bath for Chris Cook’s shirt.
Season Ticket Holders silent auction – until Wednesday 24th May
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, whose shirt they would like, and the amount of their bid to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shirts available to Season Ticket Holders are: Matt Banahan, Nathan Catt, Kane Palma-Newport, Taulupe Faletau, Chris Brooker, and Beno Obano
Ebay – until Friday 5th May
Click on the player below to submit your bid on the limited edition signed matchday shirts via eBay: