Bromsgrove Sporting to wear special kit against Stratford Town in tribute to Cody Fisher - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bromsgrove Sporting to wear special kit against Stratford Town in tribute to Cody Fisher

BROMSGROVE Sporting will wear a special kit in tribute to Cody Fisher when the Rouslers host Stratford Town at the end of the month (Tuesday, February 28).

Fisher was tragically stabbed to death at a Digbeth nightclub on Boxing Day and was on the books at the Bards this season having previously played for Sporting.

The two clubs agreed to postpone the original league meeting on January 2 earlier this year as a mark of respect to Fisher’s family, friends and teammates with the rearranged fixture to be played on Tuesday, February 28 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Victoria Gound.

And Sporting have decided to wear an all-white kit in tribute to Fisher, inspired by Premier League leaders Arsenal’s ‘No More Red’ initiative, to help keep young people safe from knife crime and youth violence.

Bromsgrove hope that removing the colour red from their kit for the game will raise awareness as the club takes a stand against knife crime.

The kit will only be worn once and will feature a ‘Cody 23’ tribute on the front of the shirt with the match-worn jerseys to be auctioned off to supporters and proceeds to go to Fisher’s family and a charity of their choice.

Collection buckets will be prevalent at the Victoria Ground on the night, should fans wish to make a donation, whilst an additional raffle has been donated by club sponsor Swallow Wholesale Drinks Solutions.

The raffle prize, valued at £500, is a full hospitality package for two people at a Birmingham City game of their choice this season.

Bromsgrove District Council Commercial Waste Services kindly donated the kit to the club which was manufactured at a reduced price by Moving Forward Sports to help support the cause.

Further details will be announced following the game, outlining how to purchase the match-worn shirts.


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