An Introduction to Vintage Women’s Rugby Top Emily Valentine Navy
The Vintage Women’s Rugby Top Emily Valentine Navy. Is a long sleeve top featuring subtle Emily Valentine branding in the form of detailed embroidery.
John Birch extensively researched the history of Women’s Rugby and uncovered the hidden history of Emily Valentine. And according to her memoirs, the earliest ever record of a female who played rugby back in 1887.
The Women’s rugby game has developed enormously over the last 130 years plus years. The pinnacle of Women’s Rugby is the Rugby World Cup. Edmonton, Alberta in Canada was nominated to host the 2006 tournament ahead of a strong bid by England.
In the semi-final stages, New Zealand thrashed France by 40 points to 8. In a much tighter affair, England defeated the hosts Canada by 20 points to 14 with two tries from Charlotte Barras. The final held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on the 17th of September. Further, the Black Ferns went into the lead with tries from Monalisa Codling and Stephanie Mortimer. A period of sustained pressure was rewarded with a penalty try to leave the champions with only a 15-10 advantage.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2006
The score remained that way for a while before Victoria Heighway of New Zealand and then Helen Clayton of England traded tries to cut the deficit to just three points with only as many minutes remaining. A try by full-back Amiria Marsh in the final minute eased any nerves New Zealand may have had. It was then left to captain Farah Palmer to lift the cup in victory before she retired from the game.
The Vintage Women’s Rugby Top features contemporary ecru overlock stitching as well as smart Emily Valentine embroidery.
The Ellis Rugby Vintage Women’s Rugby Top is available in sizes S – XL.
In addition to the Vintage Women’s Rugby Top Emily Valentine Navy, we also offer T-Shirts in Ecru, Navy or Plum, or Polos in Ecru or Navy