Hyde United Football Club is very pleased to announce that Specsavers Hyde are to become the new ‘Marketing Partners’ for ‘Roary’ the clubs Tiger mascot.

Made locally in Denton by master mascot makers FRENZY CREATIVE, Roary will be making his first official public appearance on the pitch at Hyde’s next home game on Tuesday, 15th August when they play Prescot Cables (7.45 kick off)

Roary will also be used to promote and market Specsavers Hyde in what the management call ‘a variety of novel ways.’

Specsavers Hyde director Diane Wood said, “As well as Hyde’s home games, he’ll be at events from the town’s popular monthly Artisan Markets to the Vintage Car Shows, Christmas festivities and special events in and around the town, and will represent Hyde United, together with Specsavers Hyde at community events, corporate days and will even make an appearance during school visits.”

Roary the Tiger will also be out and about around helping out the Town Team, especially at weekends, charity fundraising and during the school holidays, giving away prizes, stickers, have his photo taken with children or just wanting handshakes.”

Matthew Thornton, co-director at Specsavers added, “Roary’s likeness will also be showing up in competitions, and, the larger than life Roary will be spotted throughout the season at other community events all around the town where he’ll always be up for a photo’ selfie!

As part of Hyde United and Specsavers desire to interact with local schools by offering sporting advice and sight and hearing tests, Roary will join in with Hyde’s Football Academy to encourage sport participation and offering FREE entry to Hyde’s home games and promoting the clubs community involvement. So if you’d like to welcome Roary, the club’s new mascot, to your neck of the woods, Roary would be delighted to pay them a personal visit.

Pete Ainger, Hyde United’s Community General Manager, commented, “The club are absolutely delighted Specsavers Hyde have agreed to support the club in this way. “It will help us to market the team, the club, the Academy and the community facilities outside of matches, and also continue to provide some family fun and entertainment for the fans during homes games.”