RUGBY playing youngsters at the Mountbatten School in Romsey are boasting a brand new strip, thanks to new sponsorship.

The school has only been playing rugby for two years but the sport is growing in popularity – with rugby teams throughout many of its year groups. Now, it has gained extra support from local PR agency, Briscoe French Communications.

Tom Robinson, PE teacher and rugby coach said: “The company has shown real support for our Year 8 team – helping us to supply a smart new kit for the entire squad. It meant we really looked the part when we took the group and some Year 9 players across to Toulouse recently.”

While in France, players from The Mountbatten School had the opportunity to train with some of Europe’s top coaches – as well as playing local French teams in the region.