Liverpool FC's Trent Alexander-Arnold and boxer Anthony Joshua join Under Armour in NHS performance apparel donation
Apr 23, 2020
Trent Alexander-Arnold, the star defender of Liverpool FC – the current Club World Cup champions – and Anthony Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight boxing champion, have linked up with Under Armour in a performance apparel donation to support NHS staff and frontline medical workers across Europe in the fight against Covid-19.
In the latest action by a fashion marque in the struggle against coronavirus, Under Armour will donate some 15,000 items of performance sports apparel. The brand is also working with NHS charities and hospitals in Manchester, which is home to its UK head office and double Olympic champion Jade Jones.
“The product donation, which totals around €1million, is in direct response to feedback from NHS staff on what they would value whilst working tirelessly through this difficult time. Products include UA’s HeatGear t-shirts which feel cool, dry and light, as well as its Recovery sleepwear and tracksuits to help make staff feel more comfortable after working around the clock while on the frontline,” said Under Armour in a release.
Alexander-Arnold the best full back in the English premiership, the world’s most watched football championship, posted a video on his Twitter account supporting the action: “As everyone knows, I’m Liverpool through and through, and this city means everything to me. I've been so inspired by the work the doctors, nurses and key workers have been doing through this difficult time. Together with Under Armour, it’s great to be able to give something back so we’re providing over 2,000 products to the amazing workers at Royal Liverpool Hospital. We will get through this together.”
The 21-year old defender, like every other footballer in Britain, is currently confined at home with the season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Under Armour is also distributing products to hospitals in France, Germany and the Netherlands. This follows Under Armour’s work in America, to manufacture and deliver PPE supplies to local medical institutions.
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