Athleisure brand SikSilk provide football strips for charity match

Apr 28, 2022

The global fashion brand, which recently launched a collaboration with Messi, is supporting the event on Sunday 15 May 2022 by providing kits for the Sheffield Legends team.

As well as raising vital funds for Sheffield-based youth homeless charity, Roundabout, the Sheffield Legends v Hallam FC Vets charity football match, will mark the opening of of our newly-constructed Community Stadium at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

Managed by Sheffield United icon, Tony Currie the star-studded line-up of former Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday players, with big names including Chris Waddle, Brian Deane, Tony Agana, Chris Morgan, Carl Bradshaw, Richard Cresswell and more to be announced shortly, will take on the Hallam FC Veterans to compete for the inaugural Harry Brearley Cup.

The match will kick off at 2pm and will include half-time crowd participation activities and a raffle prize draw, followed by presentation of the Harry Brearley Cup.

General admission tickets are £5 per person and can be purchased here.

Yorkshire-born retailer SikSilk has designed and produced the red and blue striped strips, featuring the iconic SikSilk logo alongside Scarborough Group and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

The fashion brand was founded by three school friends from Scarborough and currently ships to customers all over the globe via its e-commerce operation. The business is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, which will see it launch its second clothing line with footballer Lionel Messi, as well as a brand-new sports and performance wear range.

David Thompson, one of SikSilk’s owners said:

“Football is a sport that’s within our DNA here at SikSilk and we’re delighted to support the event by providing bespoke SikSilk strips. We’re a brand that’s proud to be rooted within Yorkshire and opportunities like this allow us to give something to the community that’s been so supportive to us as we’ve grown. We look forward to seeing which side wins on the day!”

Emily Bush, Events Fundraiser at Roundabout, commented:

“We are so pleased that the Sheffield Legends v Hallam FC match will be supporting Roundabout and we are delighted that so many great names from the world of football are taking part in what we are certain will be an unforgettable afternoon of great sport.

“Our special thanks, of course, must go to SikSilk, for providing the kits for the Legends team and helping us to raise money for the full range of services that Roundabout offers to some of South Yorkshire’s most vulnerable young people.”

Kevin McCabe, Chairman at SGI, added:

“I’m thrilled to see Sheffield’s newest Stadium formally opened at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and am even more delighted that we’re able to do it with a charity football match featuring a star-studded line-up of some of the city’s finest former professional football players. In doing so, we will be raising much-needed funds for this very worthy cause.”

For further updates in respect of the Sheffield Legends line-up keep an eye on the following social media channels:

Twitter: OlpStadium

Instagram: OLPSheffieldCommunityStadium

Facebook: OLPSheffieldCommunityStadium

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