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Newcastle Thunder unveils limited edition Pride kit ahead of Bradford Bulls game

On Friday 8th July, ahead of Magic Weekend, Newcastle Thunder will host Bradford Bulls at Kingston Park for its latest fixture in the Betfred Championship.

This year Magic Friday will support Thunder’s match-day partner Northern Pride – ahead of its 2022 Pride Festival which will mark 50 years since the first Pride march – and will be dedicated to promoting the importance of inclusivity in sport.

As part of the event the Thunder first team will be donning an exclusive Pride match-kit, sponsored by Macron, for their game which kicks off at 7.45pm.

Each shirt will later be signed by the player wearing it and auctioned off online. The auction is due to go live at the full-time whistle.

Northern Pride will also select their man-of-the-match, who’s shirt will become part of their raffle later this year.

In addition, the Club shop will have a very limited number of shirts available to purchase. Details of on sale dates will follow shortly.

Speaking on the event Macron said: “Macron believes in a game where all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, can be seen, heard, and valued for their contribution to the sport.

“We believe passion, dedication and perseverance should be the only determinants of one's ability to play. By standing in solidarity with initiatives of this nature, we hope to continue fostering an environment where all players feel welcome, safe, and supported in the pursuit of their goals.”

Bad Day and Jesse Dee with the Pride kit

As part of their sponsorship Macron will also be donating 10 hospitality places that will be up for grabs through various competitions on Pride Radio and across the Newcastle Thunder social channels in the coming weeks.

As part of the event, there will be a whole host of pre- and post-match entertainment across the stadium in partnership with Pride Radio and our official after-party venue – Bobby’s Newcastle. Full lines ups and information about other activities will be announced shortly.

Newcastle Thunder chairman Keith Christie said: “We’re delighted to have Macron on board as our official kit sponsor for the Magic Friday festival game. They have created this exclusive design in record time to ensure the lads have the bespoke kit in time for the game. We can’t thank them enough for their ongoing support.

“The event is shaping up to be a great evening, there will be loads going on in terms of off-pitch entertainment. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone on site.”

Throughout the event there will also be a chance for attendees to get their hands on some great raffle prizes, including a host of signed merchandise and passes to the Pride Festival.



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