Young rugby fan showcases Ormiston Victory Academy’s school’s new strip - in front of thousands at Twickenham

Adam Kerridge, 13, from Ormiston Victory Academy with England rugby star Billy Vunipola. Pic: Sports

Adam Kerridge, 13, from Ormiston Victory Academy with England rugby star Billy Vunipola. Pic: Sportsbeat. - Credit: Archant

A young rugby fan was given the opportunity to unveil his school's new rugby kit at Twickenham, minutes before kick-off at England's 6 Nations match against Italy.

Adam Kerridge, 13, from Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey, took to the pitch on Sunday in front of an audience of thousands wearing the new kit, which had been designed by students.

The opportunity was given to him by kit manufacturer Canterbury and England Rugby as part of the CBRE All Schools programme, an initiative to encourage more state secondary schools to play rugby.

Adam was one of 100 students from across England chosen to showcase new kits on behalf of their schools.

He admitted the whole day was unforgettable. He said: 'It was fantastic to be on the pitch, walking out and singing the national anthem is a dream of mine. The fact that I have been given that opportunity by the RFU and by my school is amazing,'


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