Founding Member of the Rugby Football Union in 1871 – Flamingoes RFC
Flamingoes along with 21 Rugby Clubs formalised the game of Rugby Football
This historic event inspired the design of The 21 Club Collection and the Flamingoes 1871 Rugby Shirt
The ‘21 Club’ fashion collection from Ellis Rugby gains inspiration from this historic event which fashioned the game of Rugby Football.
The 21 clubs present at the meeting were – Blackheath (represented by Burns and Frederick Stokes the latter becoming the first captain of England), Richmond, Ravenscourt Park. Also, West Kent, Marlborough Nomads, Wimbledon Hornets, Gipsies and Civil Service. In addition, The Law Club, Wellington College, Guy’s Hospital, Flamingoes, Clapham Rovers and Harlequin F.C. Also, King’s College Hospital, St Paul’s, Queen’s House and Laussane. Finally, Addison, Mohicans, and Belsize Park.
While many of these teams have subsequently disbanded,. The Ellis Rugby 21 Club Collection brings these clubs back to life to form an exciting range of contemporary fashion wear.
The 21 Club Collection by Ellis Rugby
Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the Flamingoes 1871 Rugby Shirt features a detailed applique Flamingoes patch. Also, matches the inner placket, cuffs and collar, herringbone detail on vents and tape on the neck opening. In addition, an applique number eight on the back. Also, Ellis Rugbybranding on the collar stand and crest on the arm.