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17 January 2017

Building society helps young rugby players look the part on the pitch 

A Llanelli school’s rugby team stepped off the pitch and into the studio to design a brand new rugby kit, donated to them by Principality Building Society. 

Ysgol y Strade’s senior rugby team worked closely with Under Armour to create a new kit, with pupils involved in every stage from concept designs to testing it out in action on the pitch. As one of its Business Class partners, a scheme helping to develop business skills in young people, Principality donated the unique shirts, shorts, socks and training hoodies to Ysgol y Strade. 

The rugby shirts were designed to include the logos of Principality’s three charity partners – homeless charity Llamau, School of Hard Knocks who use sport to develop confidence in young people, and Cancer Research Wales. 

The new kit was presented to Ysgol y Strade by Principality’s deputy finance director Tom Denman. Tom said: “As part of our commitment to health and wellbeing at Principality, we’re proud to provide a new sports kit every year to schools we engage with through the Business Class programme. This was particularly special as students from Ysgol y Strade got the chance to work with Under Armour in the design process, creating the perfect kit for its team. 

“We’re big fans of grassroots rugby at Principality, so it’s great to see such a passionate group of players thriving through the sport.” 

As well as sharing a love for rugby, the Business Class programme sees Principality offering students at Ysgol y Strade financial education, teaching them the importance of savings and how to manage money once they leave school.   

Deiniol Evans, head of rugby at Ysgol y Strade said: “The school is very fortunate and honoured to have the support of such an organisation as Principality. It can be difficult to find partners able to help out in such a way, but the whole school is delighted that this partnership has developed. 

“The rugby team has performed exceptionally well over the last few seasons and been involved in several national finals. The kit is of the highest quality and the bespoke design really stands out. We are very grateful for all the support and very proud to wear the Principality logo and the logos of its charities on our shirts.”

Published: 17/01/2017