At the last home match before the World Cup break against Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Bochum 1848 played in special shirts as a reminder of the rainbow jerseys from the 1997 UEFA Cup season and as a sign promoting diversity. As already announced, all fans now have the opportunity to bid for the match-worn jerseys from the match for a good cause.
The jersey from equipment supplier Mizuno is completely black, while the sponsor lettering, jersey details and the VfL logo shine in rainbow colours. Each special jersey of the limited edition is unique due to the numbering in the hologram. The match-worn shirts of the players from the game against Borussia Mönchengladbach will be auctioned off, as well as the limited edition fan jerseys with the numbering "1848" and "4630" in the hologram.
The proceeds from the auction will go to Kindernothilfe. Kindernothilfe campaigns for the rights of the smallest members of our society. It has set itself the goal of sustainably strengthening children's rights and anchoring them in people's minds. More information about Kindernothilfe can be found here. To coincide with "Children's Rights Day" on 20 November 2022, VfL Bochum 1848 would like to draw attention to this important issue. Children's rights are among the human rights.
Together with Kindernothilfe, VfL has already developed the first holistic, systematic and preventive child protection concept in the Bundesliga in 2019. Currently, a joint project is underway to further develop the child-friendly stadium experience and to expand the programme to train grassroots sports clubs. However, not only the protection of children's and thus human rights, but also the empowerment of children and young people as well as their participation are at the forefront of the commitment. For VfL, this is a particularly important part of its understanding of diversity.
The auction of the special jerseys starts on 22/11/22 at 18:48 and ends on 29/11/22 - depending on the jersey - between 18:10 and 18:48.