Hartlepool United Match-Worn Poppy Shirt - Darren Holden Size L
POPPY SHIRT CONCEPT : This is the special edition one-off Hartlepool United 'Poppy' shirt by Nike, as worn in the side's defeat of Notts County in the FA Cup.
As is standard for many sides, poppies are traditionally worn in some form on Hartlepool's shirts to commemorate Remembrance Day, with these one-off items then auctioned to raise money for the British Legion and recognise the sacrifice made for Britain on the world's battefields. On this occasion Hartlepool opted for a completely different template shirt for the flower to be embroidered onto with the words "Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve".
ITEM SPECIFICS :
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This shirt was worn by unused substitute Darren Holden in the FA Cup First Round win over Notts County at Victoria Park on Saturday 9th November 2013.
This shirt was initially won in the original shirt auction in November. It is one of only 16 Shirts ever produced and was not available for sale to supporters. The Shirt comes with A Special Certificate of authenticity.
The shirt features a unique embroidered poppy motif on the front, as well as the Club badge and sponsor.
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Hartlepool Mail Article about the Shirt :
A UNIQUE Hartlepool United strip has netted £5,000 for the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal to the delight of club bosses.
Pools wore the one-off kit, which was a white shirt with a single thick blue strip, for the recent FA Cup win over Notts County, which Colin Cooper’s side won thanks to goals from Jack Baldwin and a Luke James double.
The match was held the day before Remembrance Sunday and the shirts worn by the players were then auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Club bosses say the auction raised £5,000, with James’ shirt going for £501 and the top worn by Michael Duckworth selling for £500.
Mark Simpson, the club’s media manager, said: “It’s our best year of fund-raising yet, so we’re really pleased with it.”
For the last seven seasons Pools have supported the annual charity appeal, wearing a poppy emblem on their shirts and then auctioning them off after the game.
Russ Green, chief executive, said: “We’ve always tried to support the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and we’re delighted to be able to do so again.We were among the first clubs to incorporate a poppy logo on to match shirts and we’re proud of the amount of money our supporters have helped us raise over the last seven years.”
Now with the auctions for Pools’ poppy shirts having ended, the club have launched a special one-off raffle with all proceeds again being donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal.