Rovers have a heart
uhlsport Hellenic league Premier Division Tuffley Rovers now confirm their second choice strip for 2021/22 and the AthElite Sports design pays homage to local charity, Heart Heroes, who Tuffley Rovers have been partnering for the last twelve months.
The new kit, which is a green and pink outfit, the colours of Heart Heroes, has been designed by local company AthElite Sports at the request of Rovers’ Chairman, Dan Boon, who has been a keen advocate of the charity. Boon and several Rovers players had previously undertaken a fundraising walk along the Cotswold Way.
Kelly Cornish, pictured, the creator of Heart Heroes, a charity which supports children living with heart conditions, is delighted with the gesture from Rovers.
“When Dan approached us about having our logo on the Tuffley Rovers football shirts we were very excited”, she confirmed. “When finding out that not only did he want to have our logo on the kit, but the club were actually designing a kit in the charity’s colours, we were blown away.”
Kelly was quick to add that the designs, which had been shared with the charity, were already attracting a lot of interest. “We now have many Heart children excited about getting the kit and a few of the parents who want a shirt too”, she added. “I just want to say thank you to the club for all they are doing and how supportive they have been towards Heart Heroes.”
Alongside the new kit sporting the charity’s colours and the charity walk, two of the Rovers’ Ladies’ team recently undertook a challenge to walk five kilometres a day, ultimately walking over 600km and raising over £1,170 for Heart Heroes and the MND Association.
Rovers’ Secretary, Neil Spiller, was quick to acknowledge the effort from Leah Whiffen and Holly Kay. “Leah and Holly have been brilliant, putting in a real effort to help raise funds for two wonderful causes”, he explained. “Since we started our Ladies’ team in 2019 they have really bought into the wider aims of the club, but then went the extra mile and did their bit for both the MND Association and for Heart Heroes too. We are all very proud of their effort and to have them as part of our club.”
With over £5,000 already raised for local charities in the last 12 months, the club have now added to their portfolio with the creation of a kit that recognises one of the very worthy causes they are trying to support, all with the help of AthElite Sports.
Rovers have become the first club to wear the AthElite Sports kit brand, with all their adult and youth teams set to wear the brand for the 2021/22 season. With the launch of an online club shop looming, you will be able to buy this latest kit in the not too distant future.
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