Mwamba Rugby Club is delighted to reveal their latest unique sevens jersey design for designed and manufactured by UK-based Samurai Sportswear.
The team will benefit from wearing the One and Only ICONIX™ test jersey made from the highest quality Kohino 4DX fabric, which is only available from Samurai, in the traditional rich black colour of Mwamba RFC. This jersey will accompany other match kit all made from Samurai’s exclusive range of PerformeX™ fabrics. The kit will also feature the logos of Mwamba RFC’s main sponsors Stanbic Bank, Modern Coast and Hallmark Kenya.
The in-house design team at Samurai Sportswear have worked closely with a specialist external creative artist to ensure that Kenyan culture, traditions and heritage are fully represented in the Mwamba RFC shirt. The African lion which is placed across the body of the shirt is representative of the courage of the Kenyan people, as well as highlighting the country’s proud association with the animal. The inspiration for this came from focusing on the qualities of a lion and relating this to how the Mwamba RFC would want to be perceived against their opponents on the pitch; brave, dominant, fierce and majestic. The shirts base colour is depicted in a rich traditional black with a finger print style detailing. The designers wanted to illuminate the relationship between the lion and the Mwamba team through this detailing to illustrate that the lion is part of their heritage and the mannerisms of a lion is in their DNA. It was important to the design team to make the kit stand out from the rest. The lion has been coloured in a vibrant orange to make the team stand out against their opponents and also represents the rising sun over Africa.
Samurai Sportswear Managing Director Terry Sands said, ‘we are delighted to reveal this new design for our exclusive One and Only ICONIX™ test jersey for Mwamba RFC. It will be great to see the players really benefitting from wearing this jersey and it will certainly give them a performance advantage on the pitch. The design reflects the creativity of our in-house design team and we are looking forward to seeing it in action.’
Mwamba RFC president Alvas Onguru said, ‘as we mark our 40th anniversary, this special commemorative jersey represents everything that the Mwamba Rugby Football Club has stood for since our founding in 1977; Pride, Pedigree, Respect and Honour. We hope that this jersey will stand as a reminder to our players, our fans and all our supporters, of where we have come from as a proud club of African origin- hence the symbolism of that most majestic of the Savannah’s animals and emblem of Kenya’s nationhood – But also, we hope that this special jersey points to the bold and ambitious future we envision for the club and for the Mwamba community. And, to our fans and supporters, we will shortly be releasing a limited number of replicas of this beautiful 40th anniversary jersey. So keep your eyes peeled.’
This stunning jersey will be featured at the Kenya 7s series in September and around the sevens circuit to celebrate Mwamba RFC’s 40th anniversary.