Bohemians unveil new kit in aid of Palestinian Charity
Bohemians continue tradition of charitable away kits.
Bohemians have become well known over the past number of seasons with their eclectic spate of away kits.
The unveiling of this season's away kit, which comes on the eve of Bohs travelling to Turner's Cross to face newly-promoted Cork City, has been met with much excitement by fans of the Dublin 7 club.
During the launch of the new kit, Bohemians announced that a share of the profits from each jersey sold would go towards the charity Palestinian Sport for Life.
The charity, which aims to support children who are growing up in the difficult environment of the West Bank, will receive 10 per cent of all profits produced by the sale of new white and black kit.
Through the medium of football, the charity aims to help young children develop and maintain critical life skills.
Originally founded in 1950, Palestinian Sport for Life provide services to children in both the Tulkarem and Nur Shams refugee camps, in which over 1,600 school-aged children are living.
Not only will Bohemians provide much-needed financial support to the charity, but they will also offer monthly updates and reports from the organisation which aim to highlight the crucial work being done amongst the West Bank's youth.
The kit itself is mainly white, but incorporates an arrowed pattern in the traditional colours of Palestine.
'Every child has a right to play'
Our 2023 away kit, in partnership with Palestine Sport for Life 🇵🇸⚽️🇮🇪
Shirt sales will raise funds to bring football and other sports to children in Tulkarem Camp, West Bank.
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Speaking at the launch, Bohs' COO Daniel Lambert spoke to football's unique ability to be utilised as a force for good, saying that "Football has enormous power to be a force for good across the world".
Lambert went on to add that "This 2023 shirt is aiming to take that power from Ireland and assist children in Palestine who face unimaginable challenges and human rights violations each and every day".
Former Ireland manager and regular pundit Brian Kerr was also on hand to deliver a message of support when stating that "I have seen first-hand the power of football across the world, its ability to bring people together and help young people", before adding "I want to congratulate Bohemians on raising the plight of Palestinian children on this jersey and assisting them through football".
This season's away kit is not the first time Bohemians have partnered with a charitable organisation, with money from last season's Bob Marley-inspired kit being apportioned to music scholarships for those who have been a part of the Direct Provision system.