Thursday 02 May 2013 Written by: Adam

The launch comes ahead of Monday’s play-off semi-final first leg clash at Leeds Carnegie as the club gears up for the final push for promotion to the Aviva Premiership.

The new playing shirts will be branded with the Teenage Cancer Trust logo, a charity that the Falcons will be partnering with for the remainder of this season and throughout the 2013-14 campaign.

Teenage Cancer Trust beneficiary Charlotte Ball told Falcons TV: “It was an absolutely incredible feeling when I found out that the Falcons were partnering with Teenage Cancer Trust as I am a massive rugby fan.

> “I think the partnership is going to hugely benefit Teenage Cancer
> Trust.”

Over this season the club will work closely with Teenage Cancer Trust to support their vision of ensuring that young people’s lives don’t stop because they have cancer, and to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.

As the Falcons’ charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust will benefit not only from fundraising activities but also from volunteering and support work that the club hopes will make a real tangible difference to the lives of young people throughout the North East and Cumbria.

Teenage Cancer Trust regional fundraiser Zoe Hull said: “The partnership is going to be beneficial for both parties. To have the Teenage Cancer Trust logo on the front of the shirts is a wonderful start to the campaign.

“From the Falcons’ point of view we want to encourage families and people with children to come along to Kingston Park and support the rugby team.

> “We want to encourage more people to come and support North East
> rugby.”

The Falcons will wear the new kit throughout the month of May with the shirts on sale to the public from next week. 50% of the value from every shirt will go directly to the charity.

Director of rugby Dean Richards is right behind the partnership, saying: “It is fantastic that we have partnered with Teenage Cancer Trust, and demonstrates what this club is all about.

“It is a charity that is very close to the hearts of players, supporters and everyone connected to the club – it is a fantastic cause that we support fully.”

You can watch the full report on Falcons TV by clicking here.