Youngsters help design rugby jersey
The children of MidCentral DHB’s child development service have joined up with the Manawatu Turbos to help design a unique jersey for the team’s third annual charity jersey game in September.
Split into several groups, the children were supplied with green marker pens and an outline of the jersey.
Some tackled the sleeves while others took on the front and back.
They were joined by several members of the Turbos squad, including captain Callum Gibbins, who talked to the children and signed autographs.
A variety of objects ranging from flowers to jet aircraft all found their way on to the shirt.
The design will be scanned and printed on to the match jersey to be worn when the Turbos play Canterbury on September 3 at the Oval.
A one- off print run of the jerseys will also be available to buy with the proceeds going towards purchasing an electric buggy for the child development service.
Last year’s game benefited Palmerston North Hospital’s neonatal unit, and 2013’ s went towards new televisions for the children’s ward.