Fixtures - Top Bar

Club unveils Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes charity shirt

BathFoundation-0405

When Bath Rugby take on age-old rivals Leicester Tigers in the final Aviva Premiership game of their 150th season at the Recreation Ground on Saturday 7th May, they will run out in a limited edition charity shirt to raise money for Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes.

Following the game, each player in the matchday squad will sign his shirt, and they will then be auctioned off in a variety of ways.

The shirt, designed by Canterbury of New Zealand Ltd, Official Apparel Partner of Bath Rugby, was inspired by eight key words chosen by two supporters who won the Win Big competition run by the Club in December.

"Courage", "Community", "Bravery", "Family", "Inspirational", "Strength", "Humbling" and "Achieve" were chosen by Simon Hurley and Beth Pullen as the words that epitomised how they felt about the Club, Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes, and are featured within the design of the shirt.

All money raised will be split equally between Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes. There is a natural affinity between the two charities, as both aim to support people at vulnerable and difficult stages of their life, and enhance their health and wellbeing.

Simon Halliday, Patron of Help for Heroes and former Bath and England player said: "We were delighted to become Bath Rugby’s National Charity Partner, and are honoured to have such prominence on a jersey being worn by the players. Rugby and the Armed Forces have always enjoyed a close relationship, and this is another instance where the two are combining to raise much-needed funds to help our Servicemen who have been injured in the line of duty to rebuild their lives."

Comedian Russell Howard, Ambassador for Bath Rugby Foundation, added: "Some of my fondest memories are heading to the Rec with my dad to watch Bath Rugby. The charity shirt is a great opportunity for the Club to give back, and the two charities do fantastic work to support people who have hit a difficult stage in their life. I’m very happy to be here as an ambassador of Bath Rugby Foundation and hope the shirts raise lots of money for a very worthy cause."

Supporters can have a chance to own one of these unique
shirts in the following ways:

  • At the game itself, six shirts will be raffled and auctioned at the Rec in the Swift Half, Ricoh Suite, the Pavilion.
  • The Foundation Shirt Raffle will give supporters a chance to win one of two shirts – tickets are just £1 to enter, and available around the ground on the day.
  • Raffle tickets will be sold in the Bath Rugby Shop and at Brogue Traders in Bath – tickets are just £1 each and two winners will be drawn.
  • Season Ticket Holders can enter a sealed bid to get their hands on one of four of the exclusive shirts, either in the Bath Rugby Ticket Office, or by emailing fundraising@bathrugby.com.
  • Four shirts will also be put on eBay, with supporters able to bid on them wherever they may be based in the world. 

Latest News

Worcester Warriors ‘unlucky’ in defeat to Wasps, says Ryan Bower

Worcester Warriors prop Ryan Bower admits it was important for his side to put in a performance against Wasps after their humbling Aviva Premiership Rugby defeat…

Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images

In-form Henry Purdy desperate to keep improving at Gloucester Rugby

Henry Purdy is refusing to rest on his laurels and has vowed to push on hard, despite praise from all…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Max Clark the centre of attention at Bath Rugby

Back in September – just when Bath Rugby were beginning to count on him in the centres – an ill-timed…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Seven tries success for Exeter Braves over Bath United

Exeter Braves’ Shaun Malton and Levi Davis of Bath United became the first opponents since 2005 to both score hat-tricks…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Worcester Warriors capture Samoa lock Chris Vui

Warriors have completed the signing of versatile Samoa forward Chris Vui till the end of the season. For everything you…

Chris Vui

Wallabies lock Will Skelton joins Saracens

Australian international forward Will Skelton has joined Saracens on a short-term deal. For everything you need to know about Saracens…

Will Skelton

Rowe hails ‘fantastic’ year for Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Rugby Club chairman and chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, heralded a “fantastic” past year – on and off the…

Exeter Chiefs celebrate

Dan Tuohy joins Bristol Rugby with immediate effect

Dan Tuohy has penned a deal with Bristol Rugby to make the switch to Aviva Premiership Rugby with immediate effect.…

Dan Tuohy

Ally Hogg, Cooper Vuna, Aaron Morris, Lachlan Turner, Bryce Heem and Dan Robson head the Opta Rugby Rankings

Attacks dominated as Newcastle Falcons claimed a dramatic win over Harlequins this weekend in Premiership Rugby but Ally Hogg starred…

allyhogg16sb1111

Premiership Rugby backs Newcastle’s bid for 2018 European Rugby Cup Finals

Premiership Rugby today confirmed its “100% support” for Newcastle’s bid to become host city for European club rugby union's showpiece…

Newcastle Falcons celebrate

Newcastle launches bid for 2018 European Rugby Cup finals

Newcastle is bidding to become the host city for European club rugby union's showpiece weekend in May 2018. The aim…

Newcastle Falcons celebrate

Aviva Premiership Rugby wrap: Round 10

Maro Itoje could not mark his return to a Saracens jersey with a victory – but his director of rugby…

BATH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Maro Itoje of  Saracens is tackled by Max Lahiff of Bath during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on December 3, 2016 in Bath, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Pat Lam confirmed as Bristol Rugby head coach

Bristol Rugby is delighted to announce the appointment of Pat Lam as the Club’s new Head Coach. The 48 year-old…

Pat Lam

Newcastle Falcons v Saracens kick-off time change

Premiership Rugby can confirm that the kick-off time for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 17 Newcastle Falcons v Saracens fixture…

Aviva Premiership ball