Doncaster Rovers kitted out for potential Thai getaway

Doncaster Rovers could be heading to Thailand for their pre-season training camp thanks to the club's new kit supplier.

Friday, 5th February 2016, 04:50 am
Updated Thursday, 4th February 2016, 21:19 pm
Rovers defender Craig Alcock models some of the new club training wear alongside the shortlisted designs for the new kit.

Rovers last night announced they had signed a three-year deal for Thai-based FBT to supply their kit and training kit. The deal will also cover the training kit for the Dons and Club Doncaster Foundation.

The new agreement will opens doors for the club in Thailand according to chief executive Gavin Baldwin - including opportunities for breaks for the football squad.

“One of the conversations we’ll be having with Darren Ferguson, and obviously it has to be led by a football decision, is whether the team goes to Thailand on a pre-season tour,” Baldwin told the audience at last night’s Meet The Owners event.

“Obviously that is because of the connections with our new kit supplier.

“We know Liverpool went there and various other teams so the facilities are of a top class standard.

“If we do go, we’ve already had discussions about operating as a tour operator so we can provide cut-price flights and accommodation for the fans.”

The kit contract the first for FBT – Football Thailand – in the UK as part of its European arm chaired by former RFL chief Sir Rodney Walker.

FBT have a working relationship with the Oman football federation and as part of the new agreement with Rovers, the Oman national side could play a game at the Keepmoat in the future.

Rovers unveiled the shortlist of supporters’ designs for the new home and away shirts with voting now open until 5pm on February 13.

Rovers also announced last night that early bird season ticket prices have been frozen at last year’s rates.