1D's Louis launches crowdfunding bid

Published Thursday, 19 June 2014
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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is launching a "crowdfunding" campaign to raise money for his new football club Doncaster Rovers.

1D's Louis launches crowdfunding bid
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson. (© Getty)

On Thursday the singer completed a deal to take over the club, alongside the team's former chairman John Ryan.

They are now hoping to attract up to £2 million from One Direction fans and football supporters to help bring success to the League One club.

It is thought to be one of the biggest crowdfunding initiatives launched in the UK.

The Tomlinson Ryan Trust are putting in a six-figure sum as part of the campaign to show the pair's commitment.

The star said: "For me, this is all about the football, the community and restoring the excitement and desire to making Doncaster Rovers the most exciting club to play for in Yorkshire.

"I want to see the Doncaster Rovers supporters get the club the success it deserves. I grew up in Doncaster and have felt the love for football run through the town, it's for that reason that I have a real personal passion to make Doncaster Rovers a success story.

"This is a big step which I believe will open up opportunities to provide a very, very exciting future for the club and its supporters."

Tomlinson is a lifelong Doncaster fan and played for their reserve team earlier this year.

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