Brendan Sheridan's club backs the NHS heroes

Date published: 22 June 2020

Oldham Rugby League Club, whose assistant coach Brendan Sheridan nearly died from Covid-19, has unveiled a new club tee-shirt which carries the NHS logo on a background of its rainbow colours.

Half the profits from sales will be donated to local NHS charities.

"The club is showing its appreciation of the amazing work done by the NHS and other key workers during the pandemic," said club chairman Chris Hamilton, himself an NHS volunteer worker.

He added: "We have been wanting to do something like this for a while but it is only now, with lockdown easing, that factories are able to accept orders."

Made of durable polyester and available in all sizes, the shirt is on sale at £29 and can be pre-ordered on the club's website before midnight next Sunday, June 28. 

The club's normal badge is replaced by a blue logo supporting NHS and key workers, which was launched several weeks ago.

Father-of-three Sheridan (41) was on a ventilator and in a coma for two weeks at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield at the height of his fight for life.

He is now recovering at his home in Dewsbury.

His club's special tee-shirts have already been sold outside Oldham in Wakefield, Walsall and Sunderland.

This isn't the first time the Betfred Championship club has backed the NHS.

A home game in their 2019 League 1 promotion campaign was dedicated to the NHS and all NHS workers, including ambulance personnel, selling for just £9.99.

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