Incentive for fans to swap old jersey for new
Galway are to introduce a novel “scrappage scheme” for GAA jerseys in a bid to help supporters purchase a newly designed shirt. Supermac’s have taken over the sponsorship of the Tribesmen footballers this year in addition to their backing for the Galway hurlers for the past 22 years.
The Cancer Care West logo has been on the front of the Galway football shirt for the past two years and now a newly designed jersey has been unveiled with Supermac’s on the front of the gear worn by the hurlers and footballers.
It also features a new crest and now county board officers have come up with a scheme which will allow fans “trade-in” their old jerseys.
Supporters will be able to avail of a €15-20 discount on the new jersey by handing in their existing garments, and all of the old jerseys will be donated to the charity run by former Galway hurler and footballer Alan Kerins, to be distributed to children in Zambia. The “scrappage scheme” will be in operation on March 24th at Pearse Stadium when Galway take on Wexford in football and Cork in hurling in a league double-header.
Galway CEO John Hynes said the scheme was designed to allow fans to purchase the new jersey. “We are all conscious of the fact that money is scarce and we want to help fans. This will be the first time we have one jersey, one sponsor and one crest on all Galway jerseys . . . Also, the older jerseys will be going to a great cause in Africa, where Alan Kerins has been doing such great work . . . .”