Newport County are the latest club to join Paddy Power’s Save Our Shirt campaign, after the Welsh club announced that their kits would be unsponsored this season.
The Exiles, who reached the League Two Play-Off final last season, join Championship side Huddersfield Town and Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell, in shedding their sponsors.
The news was announced on TalkSPORT this evening, with the team set to wear the kits in their pre-season game against Weston-super-Mare tonight.
Save Our Shirt is a campaign by the bookmaker which returns the sacred shirt to the fans – by removing their logo from the kit completely.
The kit has been designed by revered football shirt expert, author, and County fan Neal Heard.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 23, 2019
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Newport County are the latest team to join our Save Our Shirt movement, which sees their shirt go sponsor-free for the upcoming season.
“We’re sure the fans are excited to shed their sponsor as they head into League Two following their play-off heroics.”
County’s Operational Chairman Gavin Foxall said: “This is a significant deal for the club, not just from a financial perspective but also being part of the high-profile Save Our Shirt campaign.
“As a supporter-owned club we felt the fit was right, as it’s all about giving the shirt back to our loyal supporters.”
Kit designer Neal Heard said: “It was a treat to get free reign over the design of a ‘pure’ kit – free of a sponsor’s logo – for my club, Newport County.
“It’s a great campaign to give the shirt back to the fans, and it was a pleasure to design it.”
* For more information on the Save Our Shirt campaign, go to https://www.saveourshirt.co.uk/