If you've ever wondered who those people are at the London Irish matches wearing pink shirts, they are 'The Flatulent Fairies' - the supporters rugby club. A loose knit collection of London Irish supporters who come together a few times each year to play rugby or take part in other social activities with an aim to raise funds for charity.
The main fund raising activity each year is the now infamous International Fat Bloke Sevens Tournament held this year on the weekend 17-19 July 2009.
Each year the players, and their supporters, invest in the unique Fairy shirt, the 2009 version pictured here.
The shirt comes with the famous Fairy "plumptious" embroidered on the left breast. The London Irish supporter's logo on the sleeve and the fairy wings on the back.
Players must purchase a shirt if they wish to play in this year's event and non-players can also purchase shirts to show their support. All proceeds from shirt sales go to this years chosen charities, which this year are:
Cost per rugby shirt remains at £50 and shirts can be collected on the weekend of the "Fat Blokes", at the "shirt-faced" night, date to be decided, or they can be posted for £5 P+P.
Children's sizes are also available from 26"-34" chest cost for these sizes is £30.
This year there is also a black polo shirt (sizes S to 3 XL) with Fairy "Plumptious" embroidered on left breast, cost of polo is £15 (plus £2.50 P+P).
We have a "Special Offer", if you wish to purchase both a rugby shirt and a polo shirt then the cost will only be £62.50 to get both items (£5.00 P+P). These must be ordered at the same time.
To order send the following details to email@example.com:
- Address (if you wish then shirt to be posted)
- Chest Size in inches (This is chest size NOT Small, medium, large etc) Sizes are from 26" to 56" chest. We advise at least one size bigger than your normal chest size, 2 sizes if you prefer a baggier fit.
- Contact email address
- State whether you wish item to be posted or where you will collect shirt(s) either at "Shirt-faced night" or Fat Blokes weekend.
You will receive a confirmation email with details of where to send payment; this will be by cheque or bank transfer. No Payment No Shirt.
Potential players - keep an eye out on the Craic message board as the team will be recruiting soon. In the meantime - keep training by eating pies and drinking beer - remember you have an excuse - it's for charity! If you've not been to the Fat Bloke Sevens before - you're missing out. Have a chat with a person in pink at one of the matches and they can give you more information, but now is the time to get ordering this years "must have" fashion accessory.
So get your exclusive 2009 Flatulent Fairies Shirt now.