Billy Dove was a big Arsenal fan, his grandad played for them, and the colours of Billy’s Wish reflect that, so this initiative resonates strongly with us.
Ian Wright and Idris Elba, working with adidas and Arsenal, are heading an anti knife crime initiative to highlight rising youth violence, and support those who are providing safe spaces for young people. You can read more about it on the Adidas website here
Arsenal will be dropping the red from their kit – as reported by sky news: “Arsenal will play in a one-off all-white strip against Nottingham Forest as part of the launch of the No More Red outreach and anti-knife crime initiative with adidas. Arsenal are removing the red from their iconic shirt and will wear a custom all-white kit for the first time in Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
The kits will not be commercially available and will be awarded only to individuals who are making a positive difference in the community.
The collaboration with the club’s kit manufacturer will build on the work of Arsenal in the Community to keep youngsters safe by providing fresh investment for safe spaces to play football, and mentorship opportunities that will see local young leaders supported by creative talent including Ian Wright and Idris Elba.”