Dungannon Swifts FC unveil new kit with NHS logo
AN IRISH League football club in Co Tyrone is to display the NHS logo on the front of its shirts from next season as a tribute to key workers.
Dungannon Swifts FC unveiled the new kit at the weekend, containing the logo "Thank you NHS and key workers", with a percentage from the sales to be donated to an NHS charity of the club's choice.
Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn, who started his career at the club, lent his support by posting a video on social media wearing the new shirt and urging people to "get your orders in now."
The shirts are available for presale, ranging from £32 for children to £37 for adults.
Where it all began for me... my first Club @DgnSwifts have launched their new kits today for pre-sale. Great gesture to the NHS and Key Workers in my home town Dungannon and beyond! pic.twitter.com/LQdTDaBVCy— Niall McGinn (@nmcginn10) June 13, 2020
Current sponsor TMet will remain on the shirts for the remainder of this season if the final games can be played.
Chairman of Dungannon Swifts FC, Keith Boyd, said: "We have decided to bear the NHS logo on our shirts this season as a way of saying thanks, it’s the least we can do for all of the key workers who have played a vital role in helping our community."
A decision on how to end the current Irish League season has yet to be taken, with further updates expected after a UEFA meeting on Wednesday.
Dungannon Swifts said it looks forward to "hopefully seeing you all back at Stangmore Park in the not too distant future".