RAVENSCOURT PARK 1871 RUGBY SHIRT
The vintage Ravenscourt Park 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 letter ‘F’ is sewn on to a square patch on the back of the shirt in recognition that letters, as well as numbers, were used in the past.
This classic Ravenscourt Park 1871 rugby shirt is inspired by the founding members of the RFU.
All our vintage rugby shirts come packaged in a stylish Black&Blue1871 cotton drawstring bag.
FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION
Ravenscourt Park were founded in 1865 by former pupils at Rugby School.
At the time they were often referred to as ‘The Old Rugbeians Club’.
Ravenscourt Park played at Bedford Park. The nearest stations to the area were Turnham Green and Shaftesbury Road. The club use the nearby Queen of England in Goldhawk Road (now the ‘The Duchess of Cambridge’) as their headquarters and changing rooms.
Ravenscourt Park produced no fewer than six of the first English Internationals during the early 1870s: Alfred Davenport, William Moberly, John Dugdale, Francis Isherwood, Arthur Michell and Ernest Still.
Ravenscourt Park disbanded in 1878
Heavy duty slub cotton to give it a pre-worn feel
Embroidered Ravenscourt Park logo
Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck
Letter ‘F’ patch sewn on the back of the shirt
Two rubber button placket
Made in Portugal
RAVENSCOURT PARK F.C.
Founder members of the Rugby Football Union.
Founded in 1865 by former pupils of Rugby School.
Ravenscourt Park, their name was often shortened to ‘Ravens’, played at Bedford Park close to Turnham Green.
The club used the ‘Queen of England’ pub (now The Duchess of Cambridge) on Goldhawk Road as their headquarters.
Ravenscourt Park disbanded by 1880.
All our rugby shirts are folded with tissue paper and come with a swing tag in a Black&Blue 1871 cotton drawstring bag.
As we hate too much packaging waste, the drawstring bag comes in useful as a laundry bag when travelling or simply to store your plastic bags in the car ready to use when shopping.
Postage for the shirts are determined at the checkout page.