DAVE ATTWOOD ON HIS EXPERIENCE WITH CBRE ALL SCHOOLS
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 the Canterbury kit design workshops so I know how much thought went into coming up with the individual designs! I was given the opportunity to design my own shirt at the workshop, which Canterbury has now produced.
“Giving the kids the chance to design their own shirts enables them to express their passion for rugby through their designs, and I think being able to wear them at the kit unveil match made a difference to how they enjoyed the game, related to it and what they got back from the experience.
“For me, the best two moments as an England Rugby player are arriving at Twickenham and walking out onto the pitch signing the national anthem – and these kids were able to experience this first hand.
“This is a fantastic initiative and I am proud to be an ambassador of a programme aimed at giving youngsters the chance to play rugby. The legacy of the Rugby World Cup and the programmes the RFU deliver are about increasing the participation in rugby and encouraging people to enjoy and watch the sport. Seeing the younger people playing the game and enjoying getting involved reminds me of why I continue to play the game.”