Grenfell Athletic FC, a football club at the heart of the Grenfell community, has launched a new kit with a fresh take on the iconic Nike swoosh, incorporating the Grenfell Athletic dragon symbol that features in the club badge.
To mark the new kit’s release, people in the Grenfell community have been invited to be the first to pull on the new jersey via a shirt amnesty taking place on 4 July.
All fans have to do it bring any football jersey they own to Westway Sports Centre, W10 6RP between 1pm and 5pm. The first 99 people in attendance will be able to recycle their old football jersey and receive a brand-new limited-edition Grenfell Athletic home jersey for the 2021/22 season in exchange.
The amnesty will see the club’s #FabricOfTheCommunity ethos brought to life through fabric and, out of respect to all those who tragically lost their lives in June 2017, the number 72 shirt will not be swapped.
Founded shortly after the tragic fire in 2017, Grenfell Athletic FC was created as a local hub by community member Rupert Taylor, who saw that the people in the Grenfell area needed a positive outlet to help them through a time of unparalleled tragedy.
Speaking on the launch, Taylor said; “The launch of the brand-new Grenfell Athletic home jersey represents another exciting step forward for the club. Although the current season has just ended, the team is already looking forward to pulling on the new kit for 21/22.”
If you’re not a Grenfell local but want to purchase a Grenfell Athletic home or away shirt, visit Kit Locker. You can also show your support for the club digitally, by visiting @GrenfellAthletic_FC or using the #FabricOftheCommunity hashtag on social media.