The message will replace the Edinburgh club’s promotion of its community foundation this season, in the area of the jerseys where other clubs often have outside advertisement.
The move displays the “character and purpose of Hibernian Football Club,” according to the club’s owner and chairman, Ronald Gordon.
“Their efforts on behalf of all of us, which still continue today, have been magnificent, and Hibernian wants to say thank you and celebrate them in the most meaningful way that we can.”
The kit will be on sale in July, with supporters being asked to pay $6.17 (£5) to have the transfer applied, with all profits being donated to the local NHS charity.
On top of this, Hibernian’s first home league game of the season will be “Thank You NHS Day,” with NHS staff invited as guests.
Throughout the upcoming season, the club plans to implement fundraising schemes for the NHS at home games as well as “donating a minimum of 100 tickets to NHS staff for all of our home matches.”
“The dedicated NHS workforce are under unprecedented pressure as they deal with the impact of the pandemic,” Scotland’s Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe FitzPatrick, said.
“I applaud the club for this wonderful idea — it highlights the positive impact football can have on a range of issues.”
Listening to the young fans
The Serie B side launched a competition with the motto “give a kick to Covid-19” for young fans to design a jersey for the team.
The winner of that competition, six-year-old Luigi D’Agostino, designed a kit with a dolphin — the club’s symbol — playing with a soccer ball in the waves of the sea next to a rainbow.
Pescara’s kit supplier Erreà has announced that it will produce the shirt for the team to wear next season.
The company has also invited Luigi to its Parma headquarters to meet the company’s designers and production team.