New Hearts kit will feature fans names

Hearts are to honour their fans with their new third strip. Pic: SNS
Hearts are to honour their fans with their new third strip. Pic: SNS
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THE NEW Hearts third kit will feature the names of some of the 8000 fans who pledged their backing to the Foundation of Hearts, it has been confirmed.

It comes after the Tynecastle club signed a kit manufacturing deal with Puma starting this summer. The German-based sportswear company replace Adidas in a sponsorship agreement which is worth a sizeable sum.

Hearts owner Ann Budge said: “Puma has been very supportive with regard to meeting the requirements of our somewhat unusual third kit for next season; the fan tribute strip which will feature the names of some 8000 pledgers to the Foundation of Hearts.

“We look forward to seeing that grace the Tynecastle turf in season 2015-16.”

The move to honour fans on the strip was announced earlier in the year as part of a new reward scheme for those who pledged cash to the Foundation of Hearts.

Fans are allocated one point for every pound they have pledged to the Foundation. It is understood those who had amassed 180 points by the end of last month will qualify for their name on the strip.