Tranmere Rovers supporters have been treated to a step back in time this week. The Tranmere and Wirral Supporters Trust have helped the club by offering supporters who bought season tickets, by the deadline set by the club, a free ‘Heritage Pack’.
This pack consists of a shirt, scarf and bag based on the colours of one of the first kits worn by Tranmere Rovers between 1889 and 1904, maroon and orange. With retro kits being rather a la mode and Tranmere having recently celebrated their 125th anniversary, it was met with a favourable response.
The packs are now available for collection and have been received to very positive feedback by those who have already collected theirs. Well, apart from a problem with a slight mix up with the shirt sizes which the trust are trying to iron out.
The idea went down well with supporters, with the club selling over 2,500 season tickets for the current campaign. This is an increase on the previous season, with the incentive of the free shirt and scarf being seen as a key part in enticing new supporters and also in persuading those to renew their tickets.
This isn’t the first time that the trust has tried to help the club. Last season, they launched an initiative that became known as ‘Les Aid’.
This was a fundraising scheme to raise funds for manager Les Parry to make a loan signing to bolster the squad as they fought to survive from relegation at the end of the campaign. They managed to raise over £11,000 which helped to finance the signing of Andy Robinson from Leeds United, who scored a crucial goal against Millwall as Rovers managed to stay up on the last day of the season.