Bath Rugby have revealed a one-off charity jersey, made by regular kit supplier Canterbury, that the Westcountry club will wear for their match against Leicester at Twickenham stadium next month.
‘The Clash’ as the occasion is being marketed as, features prominently on the predominantly black shirt, with the event’s logo featured below the main sponsor, with the bottom half of the jersey featuring a sepia-toned depiction of a cheering Twickenham crowd.
A percentage of the proceeds from The Clash ticket sales will benefit two good causes – Help For Heroes and the Bath Rugby Foundation, and the logos of these two charities even replace the Bath club badge on the left breast.
The shirt also includes quotes from a beneficiary of each charity on the sleeves, describing what sport means to them and how it has helped their lives.
Following the game at Twickenham on 8 April, the match-worn shirts will be signed by the Bath squad and auctioned off in a number of ways to raise more proceeds for the two charities.
Bath and England winger, and serving solider, Semesa Rokoduguni, launched the unique shirt at Twickenham, and had this to say: “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 is going to be an awesome day for the Club. We’re really excited to be running out as a team at Twickenham, and look forward to seeing as many people supporting these two great charities as possible on the day.”