USUALLY it's all about the 15 men on the rugby field,
but on Sunday it's all about the ladies at Meadow
Nottingham Rugby will pack its traditional green and white home
kit away this week and instead turn out in fabulous pink against
RFU Championship new-comers Jersey.
Pretty in pink:
Nottingham Rugby captain Brent Wilson (L) and Tom Calladine (R)
unveil their new pink shirt alongside Samantha Gathercole from
Nottingham Hospitals Charity in support of the Breast Cancer
The eye-catching colour change is part of the club's Ladies Day
in support of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Breast Cancer Research
Appeal, which aims to raise £50,000 a year for breast cancer
research in Nottingham.
With the second annual Ladies Day function hosted as part of the
Half-Price Big Day Out, the pink-tinged Green and Whites are
calling on people to dig deep for a good cause.
Nottingham captain Brent Wilson, who modeled the new flowery
pink threads with teammate Tom Calladine, says Sunday is all about
focusing as much attention as possible on the Breast Cancer
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"I'm a person who would usually try argue that I'm wearing
salmon, but this weekend I'm proud to don this very, pink, very
loud charity shirt," Wilson said.
"Tickets are 50 per cent off for this match, so this is a game
for all those people who might not normally come down to a match to
see us in action while giving to a very worthy appeal. Even if they
don't know the finer points of the game, no one in the stands will
miss any part of the action with the amount of colour splashed
across Meadow Lane this week."
Samantha Gathercole from the Nottingham Hospitals Charity said
Nottingham Rugby's commitment, while not exactly made for the
catwalks of Milan and Paris, is a surefire Autumn fashion hit.
"The pink shirts look very eye-catching and it's great to see
the players are all willing to man up and sport such a fetching
colour in aid of our Breast Cancer Research Appeal," Gathercole
"The support of Nottingham Rugby through the Ladies Day event
will make a huge difference to our appeal to raise £50,000 towards
breast cancer research here in Nottingham. It's a cause that's
close to many people's hearts, and we hope the people of Nottingham
will get on board and come along to this fun event in aid of the
There will be plenty of opportunities to donate to the appeal on
Sunday at Meadow Lane Stadium, but you can also give online at www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk