All Whites sell their signed shirts to raise money for Cyclone Relief appeal

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The All Whites will give you the shirt off their back — and all to raise money for the Cyclone Relief appeal.

A TradeMe auction is selling 24 football shirts, signed by the national squad members, to help those needing support after Cyclone Gabrielle.

While back in New Zealand for their two-game international series with China, the All Whites each donated a signed shirt from their club.

Main photo: Libby Cacace with the shirt he’s donating to the auction.

The only exception is defender Tommy Smith, who made his 50th appearance in the match at Mt Smart Stadium. He has donated a New Zealand shirt.

Auction organisers said:

“The team are keenly aware of the destruction and devastation that was experienced by many New Zealanders as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle and want to contribute to the recovery efforts.

“It is impossible to write New Zealand’s football history without including Te Tai Rawhiti | Gisbourne and Te Matau-a-Maui | Hawkes Bay, with many All Whites hailing from these regions.

“While they are home, the All Whites want to support the footballers, football clubs and the wider communities in those regions as they recover from Cyclone Gabrielle.

“The All Whites would like to acknowledge one of their own. Former captain Chris Jackson, who started the 2002 1-0 win over the Socceroos at Mt Smart, lives in Hawkes Bay and was personally affected by the flooding.”

How to bid

The auction closes on Thursday March 30, 2023.

Click here to see the shirts and to register your bid >>>>

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