WEST KENT 1871 RUGBY SHIRT
The vintage West Kent 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 7 is sewn on to the back of the shirt.
This classic West Kent 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
West Kent were founded in 1867 by a nucleus of Old Rugbeians.
One of the founders Arthur Guillemard, a Lewisham man had previously played Association football for the famous Wanderers Football Club. He also played rugby football for Richmond Football Club.
West Kent FC played both codes of football at Chislehurst Common, on the same ground as their illustrious counterparts, the West Kent Cricket Club.
The club used the ‘Imperial Arms’ pub at Chislehurst as their headquarters.
At the height of their popularity the West Kent Football Club boasted nearly 100 members. In 1874 the club switched to playing rugby rules only.
West Kent produced two England Rugby Internationals; Joseph Fletcher Green, and the co-founder, Arthur George Guillemard.
West Kent disbanded in 1886
Heavy duty slub cotton to give it a pre-worn feel
Embroidered West Kent logo
Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck
Number 7 sewn on the back of the shirt
Two rubber button placket
Made in Portugal
WEST KENT F.C.
Founder members of the Rugby Football Union.
Founded in 1867 by a small group of Old Rugbeians, that included Arthur Guillemard who also played Association football for the first winners of the FA Cup, Wanderers Football Club.
They played at Chislehurst Common and used the ‘Imperial Arms’ as their headquarters.
West Kent disbanded in 1886.
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.