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21st Oct, 2021

What a save! Goalie Chris plays a blinder to say thanks to NHS

Rob George 14th May, 2020

STUNNING goalkeeping gloves supporting the NHS and designed by a Redditch Town player have gone into production with a major company.

Supply teacher Chris Adams, who plays between the sticks for the Sunday League side, came up with the idea after manufacturer Victory Goalkeeper Gloves ran a design your own gloves competition.

“I was doodling away and so many people are out there raising money for the NHS by running and doing some sort of exercise,” said the 31-year-old who lives in Oakenshaw with his wife Laura and daughter Melody Rose.

“It’s quite a good community, goalkeepers, and I thought I’d design some gloves for the NHS as a way of saying thank you.”

He put the design up on the Facebook page of the Goalkeepers Union and before long Victory noticed it and got behind the design.

“They really took it on, their designer got involved too and then they just ran with it,” added Chris, who started out in goal as a youngster before a wrist injury persuaded him to play up front.

Now he’s back in goal to prolong his playing career.

His design has caught on right across the country with orders pouring in to Victory to the extent they’ve had to stop taking pre-orders so they can fulfil the ones they already have.

What’s more the company has said every penny of profit from the sale of the gloves will go to support the NHS.

The gloves, which have got five star recommendation from the goalkeeping community, cost £20 for youth and £24 for adults and are available from

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