When Matt Garvey leads Bath Rugby out onto the hallowed turf at Twickenham for the Clash against Leicester Tigers on Saturday, the team will also be taking fifteen inspirational individuals with them onto the field.
The players will all be wearing limited edition shirts for the match, created together with the Bath Rugby Foundation - the charity arm of Bath Rugby – and features images of the Foundation’s very own special XV. They have all overcome the odds and achieved remarkable success while taking part in programmes run by the Foundation.
Club captain Matt Garvey said: “We’ve heard their stories and it is very humbling to wear this jersey, which they all deserve to be on.
“As players, we know that every time we step onto the field we are representing everyone in Bath and we are honoured to be taking these fifteen amazing individuals onto the Twickenham pitch with us.”
Bath Rugby Foundation CEO, Lynne Fernquest, added: “Watching Bath Rugby run out at The Clash with our special Bath Rugby Foundation XV on the shirts will be an incredibly special moment, not only for the individuals, their family and friends, but also everyone connected to the Foundation.
“We’re very proud of them all and they all deserve to be highlighted on the big stage.”
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