Port Vale fans can show their support for the club every time they have a brew with a bespoke mug based on the iconic new home shirt designed in collaboration with pop superstar Robbie Williams.
The new mug is part of the ‘Stokie ware’ range, produced by Burslem’s Moorland Pottery – located just a stone’s throw from Vale Park – and incorporates the bold V-shape design which has made the Vale home shirt so popular with supporters since its launch.
It also carries the slogan ‘Want. Need. Expect’ which the club is taking into the new season. As the gaffer (John Askey) says: If we WANT to win, we NEED to prepare properly and get everything right and then we can EXPECT to win.
The mugs, a perfect gift for the Vale fan in your life, will be on sale from Moorland Pottery in Moorland Road, Burslem, from the Port Vale Club Shop in Hamil Road, Burslem, and online via: pvfc-shop.com from the week commencing September 14.
The mugs retail at £17.50 and £2.50 from every purchase will be donated to the Hubb Foundation charity, launched by Port Vale owner and chair Carol Shanahan, which stages fun and educational activities and provides meals for children during school holiday periods.
Port Vale owner and Chair Carol Shanahan said: “Wherever possible we want to work with and support local businesses. We are delighted to partner with our friends at Moorland Pottery to produce this beautiful mug which we are sure will be a real hit with supporters and also give a welcome boost to the Hubb Foundation.”
Moorland Pottery owner Adrian Tinsley said: “We have been looking to work with Port Vale ever since the club was taken over by the Shanahan family and help in some way with the brilliant charitable activities.
“The first sight of the new strip was like an open goal for us in that we knew it would work perfectly as a design for our mugs and provide an opportunity to collaborate with the club while donating a percentage of the sales to the Hubb Foundation. We are looking forward to this being just the start of a very positive partnership!"