Written by Mike Carter, Hull KR Shirts.
On Tuesday 7th January, Hull Kingston Rovers revealed a specially commissioned tribute tee, with-proceeds made going towards support for those affected by the awful bushfires currently engulfing Australia.
“As a show of support for our friends, supporters, players and former players in Australia during this traumatic time, the club have commissioned this limited edition tee, which is available to pre-order now.”
“We will ask overseas members of the first team squad to nominate their preferred charity(s) for proceeds to be donated to, and help support those affected.”
The idea behind the tribute tee, which is being produced by Oxen (our principle team wear partner) is very thoughtful and says a lot out Hull Kingston Rovers and the wider community in which people engage with the club. The willingness to support something such a distance away returns the compliment to those supporters who support the club from afar year in year out. Really echoing the true meaning of two-way connection.
The traumatic event currently ongoing in Australia is very real, and with us in the UK being so far away from it, it’s hard to put into perspective how people must be feeling over the losses caused by these awful fires.
First team squad members such as Adam Quinlan and Weller Hauraki have both made their thoughts public this week by complimenting the club on a great initiative.
The tee is coordinated with the sporting colours of Australia featuring Gold hoops and cuffs on a naturally Green shirt. It has a very clean and crisp design featuring no sponsorship markings with only a club crest and manufacturer logo applied.
Hopefully we will get to see members of the first team squad wearing these during the warm up before a game, similar to the Dove House and Poppy training tees in 2019. This could lead to an auction to raise further funds for the chosen charities too.
I am a supporter who (when financially able to) likes to support the ideologies which the club promotes and have my tee on pre-order. The shirt is priced at £37.99 which is more than what you would normally expect to pay for a training style tee but I didn’t even think twice about getting one.