SCCC To Launch Limited Edition NHS Shirt

Somerset County Cricket Club can today exclusively reveal a new limited edition shirt, designed by the winner of a junior competition.

Entering the Club’s Inside Edge shirt design challenge, 12-year-old Tom submitted a concept that has inspired the Club to produce shirts that will help raise funds for the NHS at this difficult time.

As per the competition rules, Club Captain Tom Abell had the honour of choosing the winning design. Having been impressed with the overall standard of the 70+ entries, he opted for a design that focused around the outstanding work of the Country’s national health service.

In conjunction with Peloton Design, Tom’s drawing was transformed digitally into a fully fledged workable design. Furthermore, kit partners Kukri Sports have today committed to working with the Club and produce limited edition versions, that will be available for pre-order soon.

Tom Lack, designer at Peloton Design, congratulated Tom on the shirt and said: “We’ve had the privilege to design the Somerset CCC kits for the last 8 years. As designers our maths isn’t great, but I think that makes it 24 shirts in total. Its not easy coming up with unique ideas so we always try and look for inspiration from around us; For example, the new lights at The Cooper Associates County Ground were installed and we incorporated a neon design into this years’ T20 Kukri shirts to reflect this. To see such a young designer taking really positive inspiration from around him and creating a truly unique and vibrant kit is really encouraging. Tom clearly has a talent for design and we would really encourage him to continue exploring this in the future. Congratulations Tom, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any work experience in our studio in the next couple of years.”

Lloyd Alley, Sales Manager at Kukri Sports added: “This was a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the Somerset CCC design challenge and we’re proud to be able to utilise our performance jerseys. Projects like this are more important than ever, as we work together to bring the best out of the sporting community and showcase our support.”

Dan Varley, Community Fundraiser at Love Musgrove, thanked everyone involved in the design by saying: “We’ve always worked closely with Somerset CCC and they have been a great supporter of our work, so we’d like to take the time to thank them and everyone who has helped contribute to this brilliant shirt. Tom has created a unique design that really captures the public support the NHS has at this very difficult time. We’re working hard to make sure staff and patients have everything they need during the pandemic and it really helps to boost staff morale to see public support like this.”

Somerset County Cricket Club are actively seeking ways at developing this project further in partnership with Love Musgrove and Kukri Sports. Stay tuned for further announcements over the coming weeks.


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