Dave Attwood, CBRE All Schools ambassador shares his experience of being part of the kit unveil day at Twickenham, which saw 100 students reveal their bespoke Canterbury kit designs in front of a crowd of 82,000 fans ahead of the England v Ireland RBS 6 Nations game. “The CBRE All Schools kit unveil was an unbelievable experience for the students, one they will never forget. It was great to see all the different shirt designs and how much effort and detail had gone into designing them. “I attended one of... Read More



 The Rugby Football Union last week unveiled 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson as an ambassador for All Schools. He joins programme supporters including Jason Leonard, Maggie Alphonsi, Andi Peters and Ben Shephard. Accompanied by Women’s Rugby World Cup winner Emily Scarratt, Jonny went to Streatham-Croydon RFC today to meet students and teachers from 14 local schools – six having joined All Schools season – at various stages in the programme. During his visit, Jonny took part in a Canterbury Kit Design Workshop alongside students and teachers from the... Read More



Surprise Royal visit at Canterbury kit design workshop 35 pupils from schools across the South East got an extra special surprise during a Canterbury Kit Design workshop when HRH Prince Harry paid them an unexpected visit. The students were attending a kit design workshop as part of the All Schools programme, an initiative launched in 2012 by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in partnership with the Rugby Football Foundation, which aims to help more secondary state school children play rugby. Canterbury is Official Partner to All Schools, and Prince Harry... Read More



Canterbury has launched a search for the unsung heroes who support English Rugby ahead of the launch of the New England kit later this year, with a call to join the England ‘Ultimate XV’ line-up. Continuing the ‘England Is All’ campaign which marked the launch of Canterbury’s partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in 2012, the leading rugby brand is on the hunt for England fans, whose dedication for the game goes above and beyond the call of duty of the regular rugby lover. From the fan who missed... Read More


RFU Expands All Schools across England

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today confirmed that from September, 100 new schools will join All Schools, its programme to help more secondary state school children play rugby. This gives All Schools national representation with over 200 schools now participating in total. All Schools was launched by the RFU in partnership with the Rugby Football Foundation in 2012, with the aim to take rugby to 400 state secondary schools by 2015 and to 750 by 2019 as part of the RFU’s Rugby World Cup 2015 legacy plans. Schools that are... Read More


Chris Robshaw wins Canterbury England Player of the Tournament Award

Canterbury, the official team kit partner of England Rugby is honouring the England Rugby captain, Chris Robshaw as the England Player of the Tournament, as voted for by the fans. Chris shone in the RBS 6 Nations, named as man-of-the-match against Ireland and France; he led his team to four wins out of five for England to take second place in the Championship. As well as the accolade of being named as the fan’s winning choice, Canterbury has given Chris the opportunity to donate a team kit to Warlingham RFC,... Read More


100 School children reveal bespoke school team shirt designs at RBS 6 Nations

100 school children had a day to remember at Twickenham yesterday; they each got to reveal the shirt they designed for their school rugby team on the legendary pitch ahead of the RBS 6 Nations England v Italy game. The children, aged between 12 – 15yrs, were representing schools from across England that had taken part in the Canterbury kit design workshops last year, as part of the RFU’s All Schools programme. All Schools, of which Prince Harry is Patron, is a long-term programme dedicated to introducing rugby into more... Read More


Prince Harry announced as Patron for the RFU’s All Schools programme and Canterbury as Official Partner

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced Prince Harry as Patron of All Schools, and revealed Canterbury as the inaugural Official Partner for its programme to get more secondary state schools playing rugby union. The RFU firmly believes that rugby union is a game for All Schools – all schools and all young people in the school can play, and rugby can have a positive impact on all of the school. Currently around 1,500 state secondary schools play rugby union. As Patron, Prince Harry will support the RFU in its... Read More



Rugby fans attending the RBS 6 Nations England games at Twickenham Stadium this year will get the chance to win Canterbury kit worth £500 by getting involved in the brand’s ‘1871’ campaign. Match days will offer a chance to get into the spirit of the era and sport a moustache just like the England Rugby chaps featured in the campaign. Moustaches will be given out ahead of kick off at every England game at Twickenham Stadium during the RBS 6 Nations at Canterbury’s 1871 England Rugby bus, located in the... Read More


Look Who Joined The England Rugby Lineup at Twickenham with Canterbury – England v All Blacks – 01.12.12

Well what an amazing last Saturday at our ‘Join The Lineup’ fan stand at Twickenham, not only did we get through a record amount of photos in our booth but what can we say about that result, don’t think any of us saw that coming did we? Congratulations England on the historic win over the All Blacks! Our Canterbury interactive 3D photo booth once again took pride of place outside Twickenham, giving rugby fans the chance to join the England Rugby lineup. The activity is part of Canterbury’s ‘England Is... Read More


Hitchin Hedgehogs spend the evening with their England Rugby Heroes

Back in November we ran a competition for one lucky grassroots rugby team to spend an exclusive evening with their England Rugby Heroes at the team training camp, Pennyhill Park by telling us why they should win. That lucky team was Hitchin Hedgehogs RFC who won as a result of their competition entry from member Andy Lockley; “A plumber, telephone engineer, gas man, bouncer, vet, solicitor, writer, Para, decorator, policeman and a pub landlord. None of the Hitchin Hedgehog RFC lads will ever play for England, but we’d love an... Read More


England Legends Launch Canterbury’s ‘1871’ Collection at Twickenham

Last Saturday at Twickenham not only saw the clash between England and Australia but also saw the official launch of Canterbury’s Limited Edition, 1871 collection. The launch was held in Twickenham’s South Stand store, with a little help from Canterbury brand ambassador Will Greenwood and his sidekick Austin Healey. As fans started to arrive for a little pre-match shopping the comedy duo, who could be the next Ant and Dec, were on hand to serve and assist customers with their purchases whilst modelling some of the new collection. As if... Read More