One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been signed by Doncaster Rovers Football Club but it is all for a good cause. The singer will be a player for the 2013-2014 season. Reports are saying that even though Tomlinson won’t be a contracted player for his hometown club, he will be hitting the field to help raise money for Bluebell Wood, a children’s hospice.
Of wearing the number 28 jersey, Tomlinson said, “This has always been a childhood dream for me. I feel very honored to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it’s all about.”
This isn’t the first time that the One Direction crooner has been involved on the field for good. Just last season Louis play for the club in a charity game and before he became famous on The X Factor, he worked on the ground.
Doncaster Rovers head of media Steve Uttley stated, “Louis and I organized last season’s charity game, in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which was a big success with over 9,000 fans attending. It was natural to follow on from that and Louis wanted more involvement to raise the profile of his home town club and Bluebell Wood. What started out as light-hearted banter on text has moved on to reality, which is a great coup for the club. Our next step is to get Louis on the pitch again in a Rovers kit.”
Obviously you can have your cake and eat it too!