PRESS RELEASE: BARROW RAIDERS 18TH MAN
Ever wanted to be part of the Barrow Raiders team?
The actual team? Out there on the pitch with the rest of the Raiders ? Making breaks, smashing tackles with the rest of our boys?
Well an opportunity has come about for just that to happen!!!!!
You the fans could become the Barrow Raiders 18th man!!!!!
For the 2014 season Barrow Raiders will be partnering up with Super League kit makers O’neills. With a new manufacturer comes a new design and a unique chance for a limited number of Raiders to have their names fully sublimated into the design of the kit.
Not just “on the kit” but IN the kit.
Your name along with up to 499 other Raiders fans will be printed into the design of the kit. Every playing shirt worn by the squad and every replica kit bought by a fan with have all the 18th man names in it.
Every crushing tackle made by Liam Harrison, every jink and break made by Liam Campbell, every busting run made by Brad Brennon you’ll be on the pitch with them.
Raiders Commercial manager Pete Murphy said, “I think this is one of the finest ideas the club has ever had. It gives all the Raiders fans a unique chance to be part of the team. It gives a permanent bond between player and fan.”
Pete added, “I love the idea of junior raiders fans on Christmas morning opening up their new shirt and scrambling to find their name on the kit. I think it’s great that friends who stand or sit together in the stands can all have their own and each other’s names in the kit. When the crowd gets behind the team at home it always gives the lads a lift, this will give each person extra incentive to shout along knowing that they’re out in the pitch too. ”
“Any name can be added to the design of the kit, obviously your own name, your child or grandchild’s name, possibly even the name of a loved one no longer with us that was a lifelong raiders fan. It would be immortalised in the kit forever.” Added Pete.
“Season ticket holders will be given a 3 weeks exclusive opportunity to commit first, if all of them take up the chance there will be 100 “18th man” places available, on a first come first served basis. The cut-off point being Sat 14th Sept 13. This will just give us enough time to get the kits made and back to us before the kit launch evening in November.”
Each name put into the design of the new 2014 kit will cost £15 for just the home kit or £20 for the home and alternate strip. The same name must go on both kits. Any one fan can have more than one entry onto the shirt, but would pay for each entry. ie: Father and sons name on home and alternate kits is £40.
Take a look at the mock up provided to give you an idea how the names are sublimated in. This mock up is not what the new kit but gives an idea of how the names will be on the shirt.