LEYTON ORIENT have been handed an enormous boost with the news that Tottenham Hotspur and England striker, Harry Kane, will be sponsoring the clubs’ shirts for the 2020/21 season.
Kane spent a successful spell on loan with the East Londoners early in his career, making his Orient debut against Rochdale on January 7, 2011, and netting his first professional goal a week later as the O’s thrashed Sheffield Wednesday by four unanswered goals at Brisbane Road.
The 26-year-old has since gone on to net 136 times in the Premier League for Tottenham, appearing more than 200 times. Kane is also the current England skipper scoring 32 goals for the Three Lions having been capped on 45 occasions.
A short statement posted on www.leytonorient.com explained; During these troubling times Harry wanted to support the club that gave him his first professional start and not only has he been so generous to the club, but he has also donated the shirt sponsorship to the following three causes; Home Shirt – A thank you message to the frontline heroes – Away Shirt – Haven House Children’s Hospice – Third Shirt – Mind, the mental health charity.
Kane appeared 18 times during his time with Orient. This particular sponsorship deal is believed to be the first of its kind and will undoubtedly endear the player further to the O’s faithful who have always displayed interest and support in the players’ career.
“I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start,” Kane enthused.
“This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times.”
Meanwhile, Leyton Orient Chief Executive, Danny Macklin, added: “What started with a simple idea has escalated into a very unique and emotive shirt sponsorship agreement.”
“When we discussed with the England captain Harry Kane and his team at CK66, we all decided that we wanted this to be unique.
“We wanted to say thank you for the exceptional hard work and dedication of the frontline heroes during this pandemic and also bring attention to the other charities out there who have all suffering financial loss due to the pandemic.”
Macklin continued: “We are in uncertain and worrying times across the world but thanks to their efforts we will get through this together.”
“Thank you, Harry, for your amazing support and generosity – you are a true role model for the modern game.”