A team of budding rugby players are now wearing brand new bespoke bibs whilst practicing their skills thanks to the support of a local flag firm.
Hampshire Flag Company has sponsored the production of 20 practice bibs for the Havant Rugby Club Under 16s team. The luminous orange and yellow polyester bibs feature the logo of the Waterlooville based leading flag manufacturer and are made by Sportsfront.
The donation of the new bibs came about as the nephew of Hampshire Flag’s Managing Director plays for the team and asked his uncle to sponsor the replacement bibs.
Graham Wilkinson, Hampshire Flag’s Managing Director said, “It’s great to be encouraging local young people to focus on sport and to pursue an active and healthy interest.
“Sponsoring the bibs was a small way supporting of a local youth team which my nephew is very committed to and enjoys being part of,” added Graham.
The Havant Rugby Club Under 16s team meets every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning at Havant Rugby Club in Fraser Road, Bedhampton.
Simon Harris, Havant Rugby Club Under 16s Coach said, “We are delighted with the new practice bibs and are extremely grateful to Hampshire Flag for its generosity. Practice is an essential of the team’s progress and having the new bibs has really boosted the team.”
Hampshire Flag’s team of 24 produces hand-sewn national and international flags, printed flags and digitally printed banners. It also offers a bespoke flag design service, PVC banners, marine flags, bunting, table flags, exhibition graphics and event systems in addition to the supply and installation an extensive range of flagpoles.
Its prestigious portfolio of clients includes Selfridges, the BBC, Channel 4, Portsmouth Football Club, IBM and British Airways. The multi-award winning firm provides on-going support for various charities and expeditions including Action for Kids, Samaritans and for swimmer and environmentalist Lewis Pugh’s on-going feats.