FLAMINGOES 1871 RUGBY SHIRT
The vintage Flamingoes 1871 rugby shirt is made with a heavyweight slub cotton which gives the shirt a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable retro style finish. This vintage ‘old school’ shirt combines heritage colour dyes with a distressed wash to produce a nicely worn-in look and feel. The number 15 is sewn on to the back of the shirt. This classic Flamingoes 1871 rugby shirt is inspired by the founding members of the RFU.
FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION
Flamingoes were founded in 1865 with about 95 members fielding for XXs.
They played at Battersea Park, 5 minutes walk from York Road Station and the Steamboat pier.
The Flamingoes changed at ‘The Clockhouse’ in Battersea Park Road.
Flamingos were, in their time, very much a first-class club with a fine fixture list – which included Blackheath, Harlequins and Richmond. When the Flamingoes disbanded in 1877, many of their players joined the Harlequin Football Club.
Flamingoes disbanded in 1877
Heavy duty slub cotton to give it a pre-worn feel
Embroidered Flamingoes logo
Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck
Number 15 sewn on the back of the shirt
Two rubber button placket
Made in Portugal
Founder member of the Rugby Football Union.
Founded in 1865.
The Flamingoes played at Battersea Park and changed at the Clock House pub (now The Lighthouse).
Flamingoes disbanded in 1877 with many of the players joining Harlequin F.C.
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