BEDALE AFC have become famous for their unconventional footie kits that have sported everything from sizzling bangers to hot dogs with ketchup and mustard, to last year's see-through kit.

This year, the team is set to “batter” its opponents with a new range of kit, inspired by the sausage-based classic, toad in the hole. Every bit the head-turner, the strip will be unveiled on Saturday in readiness for Yorkshire Day on Monday, followed by a team dinner eating of course, toad in the hole made with HECK pork sausages.

To date the partnership between the company and the football club has raised more than £3,000 in strip sales alone, with proceeds going to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

“We’ve gone a bit more traditional this year – last year's was very hard hitting and got the prostate cancer message across, but it did cause some problems playing when the temperature rose,” said Bedale AFC chairman, Martyn Coombs.

Keeping in tune with the previous controversial "wurst" ever HECK bangers kit and the bangers and mash strip that was banned by the FA back in 2019, this year’s strip will see the goalie dressed as a side helping of mixed veg.


The new Bedale AFC toad on the hole football strip

The new Bedale AFC 'toad on the hole' football strip


Across the UK, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men – one in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime and over 47,000 men are diagnosed every year.

In 2014, a good friend of the club Steve Garbett, died of prostate cancer and his family and friends decided to raise money in his memory. To date, Team Garby have raised more than £191,000, helped in no small part by their partnership with HECK.


Bedale AFC has become famous for its sausage-themed strips, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK

Bedale AFC has become famous for its sausage-themed strips, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK


Co-founder, Andrew Keeble said: "What started as an innocuous sausage kit a few years ago has snowballed into this massive, almost unstoppable force that shows no sign of letting up. Every time we think that’s it, we get another idea for a new kit and away we go again. However, there is a very serious side to all of this because HECK and Bedale AFC continue to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer.”

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