New rugby kit is unveiled

Lewis Harvey with the new shirt
Lewis Harvey with the new shirt

March school pupil Lewis Harvey had a date with destiny recently when he attended the England versus Wales Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham.

The Year 10 student was chosen to attend the match at the home of English rugby and helped unveil the Neale-Wade Academy’s new rugby shirts in front of the 82,000 crowd.

The shirt was designed by students who attended a special design workshop at renowned rugby brand Canterbury’s headquarters.

Canterbury, was established in 1904 and is the world’s original rugby brand and continues to sponsor many of the world’s most successful teams.

The design was chosen because it links with the school colours and with the local rugby club (March Bears).

Year 10 student Lewis attended the England RBS Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday March 9 and the shirt design was unveiled for the first time in front of 82,000 supporters.

The Academy has had input from coaches from Cambridge Rugby Club through the ‘All School’s Programme’. The coaches have worked with Yr7, 8, 9 and 10 students throughout the year.The Year 8 team are through to the quarter finals of the County Cup and both the Year 7 and Year 10 teams have won the district competitions.