On Saturday, and for the second time this season, Heart of Midlothian Football Club will take to the pitch for a League match with the names of thousands of supporters on their strip. Released earlier this season, The Foundation of Hearts Tribute Jersey is a limited edition strip which features the name of every Foundation pledger who reached the required FoH reward threshold in February 2015.
The fans tribute jersey is the club’s official 3rd strip and also the official strip of the Hearts “Legends” team. Following a complex design process it features over 8000 names and has already become a valued collector’s piece. Having sold out its previous run, the club is delighted to announce that the jersey is now back in store and is available for purchase in time for the visit of Partick Thistle on Saturday.
Anybody that purchases a Foundation Tribute Jersey will be invited to appear in a special photoshoot at Tynecastle with the first team . This offer will also be extended to all supporters who bought a strip earlier in the season.
Hearts’ Chairwoman Ann Budge said: “We are thrilled with the response to the Foundation Tribute Jersey. It has become really popular with fans and we are pleased to have secured a limited run of additional strips. This has been another real team effort between the club and the Foundation of Hearts and I’m sure the fans will wear the top with pride come Saturday”
Foundation of Hearts Chairman, Brian Cormack, was equally proud: “This is an immensely proud and emotional moment for everyone associated with the Foundation of Hearts, and we are absolutely delighted that the first team will run out in the strip again, especially at Tynecastle. There is also a fantastic opportunity for fans to appear in a photo and I for one can’t wait to see thousands of fans sitting in the stand alongside the team, proudly adorning the jersey”
The Foundation Tribute Jersey, which is extremely limited in numbers, is now available for purchase online at heartsdirect.co.uk or in person - from 9am on Tuesday - at the Hearts Club Store on McLeod Street. The store will operate as normal this week, with extended opening hours until kick off on Tuesday and until kick off on Saturday.
Information regarding the photograph will follow later in the season.