Northampton Saints Classic Polo. Inspired by the great players and administrators of the great Northampton Saints Rugby Club..
Northampton Saints Classic Polo Shirt – a major influence on the Club.
During the 1950s. Saints’ solidified their position at the top of the English game. Thanks largely to the efforts of two men. Gordon ‘Doc’ Sturtridge and Jerry Gordon. Respectively club president and secretary. Sturtridge and Gordon were aided in no small way by Don White. Who after his first appearance as a teenager in 1943 would be a titan at Franklin’s Gardens for over 40 years.
Jerry Gordon – Northampton Saints Secretary
Former Chronicle and Echo chief photographer. Alan Burman. An apprentice electrician just after the War. Was one of a number of youngsters who used to do maintenance work at the hotel owned by Jerry Gordon. ‘“The vivid thing I remember is how immaculately dressed he always was. His clothes were very stylish and fashionable. But there was not a trace of arrogance. He never talked down to any of the kids.”’
Gordon Sturtridge – Northampton Saints Club President
Sturtridge on the other hand was an Australian. Who, after playing for the Wallabies in South Africa in 1929. Made his way to England rather than return home. Although he initially joined Rosslyn Park. Sturtridge moved to Northampton in 1934. Where he soon rose to become superintendent at Northampton General Hospital. A fly-half of some renown. Sturtridge played 118 times for Saints. Before becoming an administrator. With an encyclopedic memory of players. Not to mention a determination. Reflected by the simple fact that fixtures continued for the Saints for four years into World War Two.
Sturtridge was president for an unprecedented 14 years. With Gordon (himself a former Saint who played over 50 times between 1921 and 1929) as his right-hand man. On the pitch, the triumvirate was completed by Don White. A flanker whose wartime debut against Coventry was the first. Of 448 appearances in Black, Green, and Gold. The second highest in the club’s history. Club captain for seven seasons. White also led the East Midlands. The Barbarians. And won 14 caps for England before becoming the first-ever coach of the national side in 1973.
Manufacturing of Northampton Saints Classic Polo
The Ellis Rugby Northampton Saints Classic Polo Shirt design features the Northampton Saints Crest as a smart appliqué on the front chest. And Ellis Rugby branding on the arm. Manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton, this shirt features detailed embroidery on the crest. Also, contrast inner placket, arm rib and collar stand.
The available sizes are S to 5XL.
As well as the Northampton Saints Classic Polo Shirt, we also offer a Northampton Saints Rugby Shirt Vintage Heritage Style.