A classic, reimagined.
For football fans the country over, this simple red shirt with a yellow stripe introduced in the 80s is iconic, a portal to another time. A time of racing down to the local newsagents every week to find out what Roy Race and his Melchester teammates were up to. A time of heroic players, fierce rivalries, and last minute rockets into the top-corner of the net.
When people think Melchester Rovers, they think this kit, which is why we’re proud to reveal it as our Home Shirt for the third season of rebooted books and graphic novels launching September 30th with Sudden Death by Tom Palmer, followed a month later by New Digs by Rob Williams.
We are also extremely excited to reveal that we have joined forces with the National Literacy Trust, who have come on-board as official Melchester Rovers sponsors, and all shirts will proudly feature their logo on the sleeve, both in and out of the comics! We are staunch supporters of the work that the National Literacy Trust do, and alongside this partnership we have supplied 5,000 Roy of the Rovers graphic novels for the NLT to distribute to schools around the country.
Its lion meets tiger, as we’ve teamed up with Hope + Glory Sportswear to produce the shirts, manufactured using their sustainable Eco-Kit, that uses rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) for a lower environmental impact.
Pre-orders for the shirt are open until August 30th, so don’t miss out on the chance to grab this wonderfully unique shirt, and relive your childhood football obsession once again. All pre-orders are custom made, so please check sizing before ordering!