the return of community and grassroots rugby
Do you follow or play rugby league or rugby union? Well, you will be excited about the return of community grassroots rugby.
It is hard to believe that it has been just over 12 months since rugby league and rugby union clubs had the opportunity to take to the pitch. Neither codes have played a game in all that time. However, both codes are now permitted to get back on the pitch. There are still, however, some restrictions in place for both players and supporters of either code.
rugby league is back
However, with new restrictions in place and a return to the pitch, it has lifted the spirit of everyone at rugby league clubs across the country. It’s great to see both youth and open age teams back on the pitch, playing the game we love.
can we get creative with our grassroots sportswear?
Whether you’re a Saturday or Sunday league football side looking for a discounted football kit. A semi-professional soccer team that needs new sponsorship printing on a fresh new strip or a school team refreshing your sportswear. Our range of football shirts will make you look and feel like champions. Furthermore, the ADM team use new manufacturing techniques to create your team’s look, producing unique soccer kits, ensuring you stand out from your competition. ADM is working through the social distancing period. The ADM team are ready to start work on your 2021 kit, plus any personalised sportswear you may require.
Explore our full football kit range and follow the online instructions for personalising your sportswear.
rugby leagues fight for survival
Back in January 2021, Dave Woods the BBC Rugby League Correspondent highlighted how rugby league community clubs have been fighting for survival during the frequent lockdowns as a result of the pandemic. His article covers rugby league’s amateur clubs and how the influence COVID-19 has affected the rugby community and the game. Read Dave Woods article online.
rugby union returns
On March 29th, community rugby union clubs were approved for group training under stage D1. As of April 26th, both adult and age-grade teams have been allowed to play competitive matches with local opposition. However, scrums or mauls are not allowed for the time being.
For many clubs, a complete return to competitive rugby union will be not be allowed until the new season kicks off this September, giving players plenty of time to up fitness levels and re-immerse themselves in the physical nature of the game. Furthermore, the players will appreciate this time, having missed so much competitive rugby union over the past 12 months.
preparing for the season ahead
Several rugby clubs are now preparing for the new season with clubs looking to make a real impact by kitting out the entire team. A fresh new look is essential for an on-pitch presence.
The “Clive Woodward clean shirts theory” is a great example of this, rugby teams starting the second half, thinking “here we go again”. During Clive Woodward’s coaching of the national rugby team, he insisted that the players change their shirts at half time, creating a “fresh shirts” approach. It is believed this may give teams a psychological advantage against their competitors, benefitting from a fresh look and a feeling of a new start.
ADM specialise in providing high quality customised new playing kit and club team wear for your entire squad. Plus, our rugby teamwear is available for rugby union and rugby league clubs throughout the United Kingdom.
Are you looking for new playing kits that utilise the most modern designs and fabrics? Take advantage of ADM’s competitive prices and offers on branded rugby clothing. We provide several well-established brands including Canterbury rugby, VX3 Rugby and Gilbert Rugby, plus many more.
Explore our branded rugby range:
- High-performance VX3 training wear
- Perform at your best with Canterbury
- Gilbert rugby is a brand steeped in history
Furthermore, teamwear from Canterbury, VX3 and Gilbert are all ready for digital printing and embroidering using our in-house team. Add your club logo and player initials, along with sponsors logos. Contact the ADM team for advice and a competitive quote today.
Kick start the new rugby season with style. The ADM staff will help provide the right rugby gear for your club, players, coaching staff and supporters.
Call 01942 498 120 for a FREE competitive quote or fantastic deals on our Rugby range.