The Royal British Legion has a new sponsorship from Leeds Rhinos.
In support for the organization the rugby club has launched shirts that are part of a limited edition. The shirts of the Leeds Rhinos club would be part of a new limited edition.
The look is new as compared to the existing logo or branded club t shirts and other accessories. The funds are being raised for a reason as well. It would be hundred years since the time the legion fought in the Battle of Somme. The funds are being raised in order to commemorate players who had served in the First World War, having been part of the legion.
The new heritage shirt design is launched to commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the Battle of Somme which had begun on July 1st, 1916. In this battle Leeds Pals who were part of the 15th Service Battalion along with Prince of Wales’ regiment, fought but were devastated on the opening day. The first day’s slaughter on the battle field claimed about 20000 men who were English as well as French. It included names like Sergeant David Harkness Blakey who had been a rugby league player of Leeds.
The initiative was taken by the heritage committee of Leeds Rhinos Foundation. They researched and gathered a list of players who had been part of the first as well as the second team who had taken part in the First World War. The names of these players are mentioned on the inside of the shirt’s neckline. As a tribute to this day, the Leeds Rhinos would be playing at the Headingley Carnegie stadium on July 15th. They would be wearing this heritage shirt for the game. There are replicas of the limited edition up for sale and the proceeds of the sales would go towards the fund formed for the Royal British Legion.