Unveiling of schools new rugby shirt

Tighe Maxwell-Whiteley from Brighouse High School with England prop Alex Corbisiero and England women's hooker Amy Turner.
Tighe Maxwell-Whiteley from Brighouse High School with England prop Alex Corbisiero and England women's hooker Amy Turner.

The new rugby team shirt for Brighouse High School has been unveiled at Twickenham ahead of a RBS 6 Nations match.

Tighe Maxwell-Whiteley joined England prop Alex Corbisiero and England women’s hooker Amy Turner to unveil the top to the 82,000 crowd before the England versus Italy game.

Tighe was one of 100 students representing schools from across England that had taken part in the Canterbury kit design workshops last year, as part of the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools programme.

The students involved learnt about the core values of rugby and the pride associated with the sport before pupils were given the opportunity to put their team shirt designs down on paper.

The drawings were then turned into bespoke final designs by Canterbury.

Stuart Lancaster, England head coach said: “The match shirt is a source of huge pride for the players. When they are presented with it before an international it is a very special moment for them and the whole squad. By teaching these pupils who are new to the game the core values of rugby union and the history of the shirt, I’m sure that these school teams will share the same passion for their own design.”

Each of the schools will receive 20 rugby shirts in their own bespoke design.