An auction of signed shirts worn by Watford FC players during Watford versus Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League – the Club’s annual Trust Awareness Matchday – raised a total of £5088 for official registered charity Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust (Trust).
The auction was hosted at www.matchwornshirt.com a global online shirts sales website where auctions start at kick off. Facilitating auctions for Clubs all around the globe, allowing supporters from across the world to bid for a unique piece of memorabilia.
Bidders could own their favourite player’s signed match worn shirt whilst raising vital funds for the Trust, with an average final bid of £282 per item. Shirts came from Ben Foster, Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro, Moussa Sissoko, Emmanuel Dennis, Samir, Kiko Femenia, Joshua King, Edo Kayembe, Juraj Kucka, Hassane Kamara, Adam Masina, Tom Cleverley, Craig Catchcart, and Christian Kabasele. Bid winners came from the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Japan, and Sweden. Bids also came from Slovakia, Netherlands, United States, France, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Uruguay, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, and Italy.
MatchWornShirt Founder, Tijmen Zonderwijk commented:
“The community matchday is always a special occasion so we are pleased to have been able to offer fans the chance to support the Trust and own a piece of the match simultaneously.”
The auction was part of the annual Trust Awareness Matchday – a Watford FC men’s first team game at Vicarage Road stadium used to shine a light on the fantastic contribution of the Club’s official charity to their communities and the lives of people their work touches.
Community Director at the Trust, Rob Smith said:
“We always look forward to our Trust Awareness Matchdays; having the auction this year really magnified the support from our Watford FC family. Thank you to everyone that placed bids and to the players for their part in supporting our continued mission to make a positive difference to all through sport, physical activity, and learning.”
For more information on the community work the money raised by the auction will go towards, have a look through this site or follow the Trust on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – just search @WFCTrust.