2009-2010 - "Help For Heroes" warm-up shirt - Naylor

Help For Heroes

The Shirt

In a bid to raise funds for the Help For Heroes charity appeal Leeds and Bristol Rovers players wore these shirts for the warm up before their Coca Cola League One fixture on Tuesday 27th October 2009 and then donated them to RAF Brize Norton for them to auction.

The shirt features the Help For Heroes logos on the front, sleeves and rear. It is signed on the front by Leeds' captain Richard Naylor.

The Charity

Help For Heroes (H4H) was launched in October 2007 to help provide better facilities for British servicemen and women wounded since September 11th 2001. H4H have become one of Britain's most respected and supported charities.

To donate to this most deserving of causes please visit their donations page here.

The Player

The shirt was worn by Leeds captain and Richard Naylor. Naylor finally joined his hometown club from Ipswich in January 2009 and was appointed vice-captain. Naylor subsequently was made club captain in the following July.

A no nonsense central defender, Naylor captained the side on January 3rd 2010 as Leeds knocked Manchester united out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford - earning a booking along the way for a strong challenge on Wayne Rooney. Former Leeds midfielder Ian Westlake, while on loan at Ipswich Town, told "Leeds Leeds Leeds" magazine that Naylor had a white rose tattoo and his arm and sang "Marching On Together" in the bath after games.

Following Leeds' subsequent promotion from League One, Naylor struggled with injury and only featured in the early stages of the 2010/2011 season.

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