We are delighted to reveal our new kits for season 2017/18.
The kit is designed by Puma and we are sure will once again prove popular with the fanbase, maintaining the core Rovers colours of blue, white and red across both kits. The kits are being formally launched this evening at Society Restaurant & Bar in Kirkcaldy, where players, management and fans are in attendance. Sponsoring our home shirts once again is Val McDermid, Val adds, “I’m delighted to be able to continue my sponsorship of the home shirts. I’m proud to be associated with the Club and I’m happy to be able to show my support in a practical way. And I’d be lying if I denied it has won me a certain amount of popularity out there in the wider world!”
Also returning as our back of shirt sponsors for the home kit this year are Carr’s Flour Mill. George Wishart stated that Carr’s Flour Mills Limited are happy continuing to give their full support to the Rovers. “We appreciate all businesses have their ups and downs and have full confidence in the Board, Management and players of the Club in their effort this coming season to regain their Championship status. We would urge the fantastic hardcore of supporters we have to continue to back their Club and enjoy the season ahead.”
Our away shirt front and back sponsors are the first and second prize winners from the successful shirt sponsorship raffle held towards the end of last season, Tag Games and male cancer charity, Cahonas Scotland. Douglas Roberts has won the Away Shirt Sponsorship first prize for an amazing two years in succession, and kindly exchanged his front shirt sponsorship with Tag Games for a generous donation to the Player Development Fund and Cahonas Scotland, ‘having won last season I entered just to support my club and not expecting to win. I watched the draw live online and could not believe it when I won the competition again. After some thought I decided upon Cahonas as they do amazing work in raising awareness of men’s cancers. It sounds stereotyped but research shows that men are less likely than women to seek medical help when they aren’t well and this has led to men not getting treated on time. Therefore it is important to raise awareness of men’s cancers so men seek help when they need to and don’t “die of ignorance”. Of course women play a vital role in speaking to the men in their lives and explaining the situation too. I saw that Tag Games had won the prize of sponsorship for the back of the strip so I met with Paul from Tag Games for lunch to chat about life as a Rovers fan. Later he offered to make a generous donation to the Raith Rovers Community Foundation and Cahonas if Tag Games could be on the front of the strip with Cahonas on the back instead. This was too good to refuse as it is win-win-win for the Rovers, Cahonas and Tag Games so I was delighted to agree to this. For the record I did not receive any money – it has all gone to charity!”
Paul Farley added, “Tag Games were surprised, and delighted to win the back of shirt sponsorship in the draw. Then having met with Douglas the opportunity to ‘level up’ our support to take the front of shirt sponsorship was too good to miss out on. We are very pleased to be able to increase our support of the club during such a crucial season, but also to help Cahonas Scotland and the vital work they do in raising awareness of men’s cancers.” Ritchie Marshall, CEO of Cahonas Scotland said: “We are delighted to have the support of Douglas Roberts and Raith Rovers Football Club to help kick-off Testicular Cancer Awareness in the SPFL. With this kind donation it will help tackle awareness of Testicular Cancer both on the pitch and in the stands and ensure supporters across Scotland make regular self checking a permanent fixture this season.”
Our thanks go to all of these companies for their support this season.
The home kit is available for sale tonight at Society, until 7:30pm, and then will be available online from Friday, or from the club directly. The price is £40. The away kit will not be available from our suppliers until later in July but fans can pre-order.