Friends of Big Pat Ltd (Company Number NI686530) is incorporated as a private company, limited by guarantee and registered in Northern Ireland on 11th March 2022.

Friends of Big Pat Ltd exists to acknowledge the outstanding contribution son of Newry, and former Northern Ireland International, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Arsenal FC, Watford FC and Newry Town goalkeeper Pat Jennings has made to sport, charity, reconciliation and the promotion of his home city and district. 

The Friends of Big Pat Group has been established to honour Pat Jennings through the commissioning of a statue to be located in his native Newry City in honour of his achievements on and off the pitch and in recognition of the high esteem in which he is held in his home city and district across the world.

The statue is itself a piece of art and will enhance Newry’s streetscape. Funding for the project will primarily come from private sponsorships and donations.

The entire project is envisaged to be a collaboration involving the Friends of Big Pat Ltd, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and the Dept of Infrastructure.

The Friends of Big Pat group consists of international soccer fans, former teammates, proud citizens of Newry and friends of Big Pat himself.

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