The club has shown its gratitude for NHS and key workers by holding a design competition
Sport across the UK has been hit hard, but one team of the many affected is Lichfield RUFC of the Midlands league. Lichfield decided to hold a competition recognising NHS and key workers supporting the public throughout the pandemic.
Club Chairman Paul Massey via Lichfield website commented “Many of you will know people in these fields, or may even fall into the categories yourself, so as a way to show our appreciation, we are offering you the chance to design an image that will be printed on all Lichfield RUFC playing shirts for the 2021-22 season”.
Head coach Dan Hemmingway commented, “As a community club, we wanted to do something that showed our gratitude for the work done by NHS and key workers throughout the pandemic. We have club members who fall into these categories, or their families do, so we also wanted to show our support to them.
Entries to this point have been fantastic, and a shortlist has been selected as the finalists. These will be put on social media, and our followers will be able to vote for the overall winner. Whilst it is only a small gesture, we hope that it will show our thanks to all people who have worked tirelessly to care for others”.
Fortunately, grassroots clubs will be able to open up for business soon. This will occur as UK Prime minister Boris Johnson released a roadmap for sport. This ensures teams will experience a full uninterrupted 2021/22 season.