Saints are delighted to present the 2018 Magic Weekend shirt.
It will be worn by the first team when we travel to St. James’ Park in Newcastle to take on Widnes Vikings, on Saturday May 19 (KO 3pm), for the annual showpiece event.
This is the third Magic Weekend shirt the Club has produced in association with the St Helens Autism Support Charity (SAS) and reaffirms the Club’s commitment to helping local people with Autism.
We have helped to raise close to £20,000 from our previous Magic shirt launches in 2016 and 2017 as well as other fund-raising initiatives. The shirts have helped raise awareness of the cause both locally and nationally.
This year’s version is available to pre-order from today, up until Monday April 23. You can pre-order yours either online at saintssuperstore.com or by calling into the Club Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
The shirt this year is multi-coloured featuring a shallow vee shaped design with a Jigsaw filling the lower portion of the shirt. The jigsaw is renowned as a key symbol used by the Autism Society.
The Club crest and partner logos have also changed in colour to fit in with the design of the shirt, adding to the overall look. We thank our shirt partners for their co-operation.
Each replica shirt also carries the logo of the St.Helens Autism Support, a local branch making a massive difference in the St Helens area helping raise awareness of Autism and aiding people with the condition.
The match details are also listed on the right front hem of the shirt in multi-coloured text.
The shirts are priced at £49 for Adults and £36 for Kids sizes.
As part of our commitment, we have also agreed to donate 10% of the net retail profit from each shirt to raise vital funds for the local group.
On top of this it is our intention to, once again, Auction off the players’ shirts in the coming weeks for the same cause.
In 2018, Saints have taken a hands-on approach to helping local people with Autism.
Josh Taylor, (pictured with James Roby and Danny Richardson), who is on the Autism Spectrum, has helped launch the Magic shirt with us and has been undertaking some work experience with the Club in recent months as part of his College course.
He has been working with many different departments including Retail, Ground Safety and Media as well as helping out at recent Captain’s Runs and on matchday in store.
Josh, who is a huge Saints fan, also met one of his heroes in Mal Meninga at the Good Friday Derby.
Josh’s Father Ade said: “Thank you so much for giving Josh yet another amazing opportunity. We are completely overwhelmed by the way he has been welcomed in to the club and we really can’t thank you all enough.
“To say Josh has grown in stature since he first came to the club is an understatement. He now has a real purpose and feels a valued member of the team. The inclusion that has been demonstrated is second to none and, from a parent’s point of view, we know he is in a safe and encouraging environment.
“One of the most important aspects of his development has been in the social skills he has learnt, like knowing when NOT to walk in to the boardroom! We can see an enormous difference in this area and it is clear he is transferring the skills he is developing at the club in to his everyday life.
“It is impossible to express our thanks enough. You have all given a young man, who has faced many challenges and discrimination over the years, an opportunity to shine. And I think it’s safe to say that he is grabbing it with both hands!”
Saints Replica version shirts are manufactured from a range of high quality advanced fibres to produce an end fabric called Koolite.
Available in Adult sizes X-Small through to 7XL and also available to pre-order in Kids sizes 5-6 Years through to Age 13, and Ladies fit shirts size L8 to L18.
To guarantee delivery, the cut-off date for pre-orders is Midnight on April 23.
Physical stock will be available for collection or delivery week commencing May 15 2018, enabling you to wear your shirt for the Magic Weekend whether you are going to Newcastle or supporting the super saints from home.
We will have a small amount of stock in store on or around this time but cannot guarantee that your size will be available so please PRE-ORDER to guarantee you don’t miss out.
Remember 2018 Members can get 50% off their Magic Weekend ticket when they buy it directly from the Club – this is only available via the Ticket Office or by calling 01744 455 052.