St Pat’s announce new partnership with Pieta House
St Patrick’s Athletic have announced a new partnership with Pieta House which will see the charity’s logo feature on the front of both the Saints’ home and away jerseys for the remainder of the season.
The new partnership will also see Pieta House provide counselling and lifestyle workshops to all the club's sides including those playing at U15, U17 and U19 level.
Speaking at the launch of the new partnership, St Pat’s Chairman Garrett Kelleher said: All at St Patrick's Athletic hope that this partnership between Pieta House and ourselves will serve to further the tremendous work Pieta House does in both our local community and nationally."
Discussing the link-up with the Saints, Pieta House CEO Brian J. Higgins said: "We are very grateful to St Pat's for choosing to support Pieta House by displaying our logo on their jerseys.
“Partnerships of this kind are essential to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm in our communities, and to make our vision – a world where suicide, self-harm, and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance – a reality.”
He continued: “It is so important to have male role models promoting wellness – physical, mental, and emotional – and challenging accepted masculine norms that place so much pressure on our men. In football, teamwork is everything, and the strength of the team is in its support of each individual.
“These jerseys illustrate how that support carries on off the pitch, and have the potential to bring some very important conversations out into the open.”
The new Saints kit and link-up with Pieta House will be celebrated at the Saints’ home SSE Airtricity League this Friday in Richmond Park against Bray Wanderers.