KEENOR T-SHIRT ON SALE TO BOOST STATUE APPEAL

Stacey Hancock from the Cardiff City Stadium club store models the new Fred Keenor T-shirt.

The iconic image of Fred Keenor is being sold to boost the statue appeal.

The front of the T-shirt has a photograph of proud Fred holding his baby son Bryn in the FA Cup after Cardiff City had beaten Arsenal 1-0 in the 1927 final, the only time the tournament has been taken out of England.

The back of the T-shirt has the words Support the Fred Keenor Statue Appeal along with an image of the proposed statue. It costs £15 each and all profits go to the appeal.

They are being sold at the club shop and will also be on sale at the Doncaster game at the new Trust office (near Gate 5).

Appeal project manager David Craig, who is also a board member of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust, said: “We wanted to use an iconic image for the front of the T-shirt and what better one than that of Fred and Bryn. And for the back we felt it important to include an image of what the proposed statue will look like.

“We hope that City fans will continue to show their support for the appeal by buying the T-shirt, which is of excellent quality. All profits from the sales will go towards the appeal.”

The appeal is also continuing to sell miniature statues of Fred Keenor at £40 and pin badges at £3 each in aid of the appeal.

More than £51,000 has been raised or pledged towards the cost of the statue which will be £85,000.

Llantwit Major artist Roger Andrews will create the tribute to Fred Keenor and the 1927 team. He also created the statue of Sir Tasker Watkins outside the Millennium Stadium.