Salford Red Devils Limited-Edition 2018 Dacia Magic Weekend shirt has won this year’s ‘Battle of the Kits’ on the Super League’s Official Twitter page.
The 2018 Limited-Edition shirt is in support of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund with the Red Devils wearing the kit almost a year to the date of last year’s tragedy at the Manchester Arena.
Mitsubishi Motors moved their Main Partner sponsorship from the front of the shirt to allow the iconic bee symbol which became synonymous with Manchester in the week’s following.
The kit was met with an outpouring of positive publicity and support for the cause on release and has been extremely popular – not just with Salford fans but – with the wider Rugby League community.
Our kit beat St Helens’ Autism Awareness strip in the final – another brilliant Club supporting a fantastic cause.
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Below is the Limited-Edition Dacia Magic Weekend shirt for 2018:
Advantage Sports have advised that all Salford Red Devils supporters who ordered their Limited-Edition Dacia Magic Weekend shirt before the cut-off point on Sunday 15th April will receive their shirt before this weekend’s fixture.
Shirts have already begun being dispatched with the first shirts landing with fans last Friday. Deliveries will continue throughout the week up until the end of the week meaning all fans will be able to wear their colours with pride at the Dacia Magic Weekend.
To read more about our Limited-Edition Dacia Magic Weekend shirt, click here.
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And remember you can still purchase tickets for the Dacia Magic Weekend from the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Coach travel for the event is priced at £25 for all classes and can be booked at the Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Pre-order your 2018 Magic Weekend shirt before Sunday 15th April to be guaranteed it before we battle Catalans Dragons in Newcastle on Sunday 20th May.
With such a large number of pre-orders already we are urging fans to pre-order there’s before Sunday 15th April to guarantee they can wear the bee with pride at St James’ Park next month.
The shirt has captured the imagination of thousands of people on social media with the kit being sold in support of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund with the help of Main Partners Mitsubishi Motors.
This has led fans from other teams also purchasing our 2018 Magic Weekend jersey, so we stress fans must purchase before Sunday 15th April in order to receive the kit ready for the Magic Weekend.
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Earlier today we released our 2018 Magic Weekend shirt which – with the help of Main Partners Mitsubishi Motors – will support the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and there has already been an extremely positive number of pre-orders.
High praise on social media has been equalled with an impressive number of pre-orders since the kit went live at midday. Pre-order yours now to join the hundreds of people who will be purchasing the kit and supporting the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
You don’t even have to be a Salford Red Devils fan to pre-order the kit and show your support with numerous Rugby League fans with affinity away from the The Salford Stadium also pre-ordering.
The shirt is limited-edition and is therefore only available for a limited period of time, so it is pivotal you order yours now and show your support for a fantastic cause.
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Salford Red Devils can announce that this season’s Magic Weekend commemorative shirt will unite, once again, the cities of Salford and Manchester, almost exactly one year to the day since the tragedy at the Manchester Arena took place and the lives of 22 people were lost.
A few days later, the Red Devils threw open the gates for their game against Catalan Dragons and raised almost £50k for the emergency fund set up in the wake of the bombing for the victims’ families.
Now, as the Devils prepare to take on the Dragons again, this time in Rugby League’s showpiece event in Newcastle – the Magic Weekend – the Club has come out in support of its friends and neighbours across the river once more and will play in a limited edition ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ charity kit for the game, featuring the iconic bee logo on the chest with proceeds going to the victim’s families.
Red Devils’ Managing Director Ian Laithwaite said: “One year on our community remains very much affected by the events of that night. Many supporters, not just from Salford but from the rugby league family as a whole, know of people caught up in the tragic events and when we sat down to decide who we should support with our Magic Weekend shirt this season, the decision was made in an instant.
“The timing of Magic Weekend on the eve of the anniversary will be a poignant one for families across the North of England, and we are proud to be a able to play a small part in the events being held to commemorate those who lost their lives so needlessly.
“Many of our fans, staff, players and partners attend the Arena on a regular basis with their families, or live in Manchester. It is therefore something close to all of our hearts.”
During the development of the design, Main Partner, Mitsubishi Motors immediately agreed to relocate their own branding onto the back of the shirt, in order to give the charity more prominence on this historic shirt.
Martin Woodward, Partnership Engagement Manager at Mitsubishi Motors said: “Like the rest of the nation we were shocked and stunned by the tragic events that took place 12 months ago. When the Red Devils contacted us about this wonderful gesture we instantly agreed to move our logo so the iconic bee logo could take pride of place on the front of these special commemorative shirts.”
Salford Red Devils Club Captain Weller Hauraki said: “Nobody will forget that night as the news began to break. Most of the team live and have family around the Manchester area and the Arena is a venue we all know well.
“The emotion of the night when we played the Dragons in the aftermath of the bomb is one that really sticks in the mind. It was an honour to play a small role in the wider community coming together and it will again be a privilege to take a part in remembering those that lost their lives when we run out at St James’ Park in this special jersey almost a year later.”
Vicky Rosin, We Love Manchester Emergency Fund chief operating officer, said: “We are unbelievably grateful for the generous donations to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The world’s solidarity with our city has been a ray of light in Manchester’s darkest hour. To raise more than £20m is an amazing response. Thanks to everyone who has contributed.
“The kind gestures from Salford Red Devils and Mitsubishi will contribute to helping many people affected by the terrible events of 22 May 2017.
“We have done our very best, with guidance from clinicians, to distribute the money so generously raised by the public, and we continue to look at options for helping as many people as possible from the funds that remain.”
To pre-order your limited edition We Love Manchester Magic Weekend Shirt click this link. https://www.salfordreddevilsshop.com/replica
£5 from each purchase will be donated to the fund.
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund was set up to help victims of the bombing on 22 May 2017. So far, more than £20m has been raised, with over £16m having already been committed to helping those who suffered in the attack. More details are available at the website: www.manchesteremergencyfund.com.