NOTTINGHAM RUGBY is delighted to announce the launch of #NameTheShirt – an exciting fundraising initiative for the upcoming 2021/22 Greene King IPA Championship season.
The Green and Whites will be offering supporters the chance to purchase a limited-edition Nottingham Rugby shirt that will feature the names of all of those involved in the initiative sublimated into the fabric. From just £100, supporters can be a part of the club’s inaugural #NameTheShirt fundraising campaign, which will also see the Nottingham Rugby first team play in the one-off shirt at a special game prior to Christmas 2021.
- Green Package (£100) – Name sublimated into a panel of the shirt, with the names also featuring on a club website article in September 2021.
- White Package (£150) – Name sublimated into a panel of the shirt with the names also featuring on a club website article in September 2021. Supporters will also receive a limited-edition home shirt.
- Archers Package (£220) - Name sublimated into a panel of the shirt with the names also featuring on a club website article in September 2021. Supporters will also receive a limited-edition framed shirt.
Steve Smith, chief operating officer at Nottingham Rugby, said: “This is a great initiative that Nottingham supporters – past and present – can get involved with and put their name to over the next 12 months. With the 2020/21 campaign being cancelled early due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’re really looking forward to offering people the opportunity to get behind the team in a really unique way.”
Alistair Bow, chairman of Nottingham Rugby, said: “It’s been an incredibly challenging year for the club and for a lot of other clubs around the country. With COVID testing all players once a week, in compliance with the RFU and Public Health England’s elite sporting testing guidelines, costing clubs around £50,000 over the course of the season, some clubs have launched some fantastic crowdfunding campaigns, however, we wanted to offer Nottingham Rugby supporters a more personal way to help.
“We’ve got a real task in front of us to find nearly £400,000 over the next 12 months in order to keep the club going, and we need local businesses and our supporters to get behind us. We hope this initiative will enable people to show their support as we welcome crowds back to The Bay later in 2021.”
For more information about Nottingham Rugby or to purchase any of the above packages, please visit www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk.