Stu­dent’s de­sign is ‘best ever’

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A YOUNG artist from King’s has come up with a win­ning de­sign for the school’s new rugby shirt.

Chris­tian Bee­ston’s de­sign was cho­sen out of a num­ber of en­tries in the school com­pe­ti­tion, which chal­lenged pupils to come up with an eye-catch­ing de­sign for the pres­ti­gious First team us­ing school colours.

But 12-year-old Chris­tian, who is a keen rugby player, will have to wait be­fore he can wear the im­pres­sive shirt, which is re­served only for the King’s First Team.

Chris­tian, who cur­rently plays in the un­der-13s as a fly­ing wing­man, said: “I hope my blue, red and white de­sign is time­less be­cause I have some years un­til I can get my turn at the top level, but I have been given my own replica as a prize and that’s good for now.”

As well as dream­ing of a school rugby ca­reer, Chris­tian is hop­ing to be a suc­cess in the de­sign in­dus­try, with his sights set on a be­com­ing an an­i­ma­tor.

Chris­tian, who ap­peared in the Ex­press last year when he won the Bri­tish Car­toon­ists’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s Young Car­toon­ist of the Year Com­pe­ti­tion, said: “I have been de­sign­ing for as long as I can re­mem­ber.

“I just love draw­ing. I find it very re­lax­ing just play­ing around with some pens and paper.

“I do most of my draw­ings in con­nec­tion with school work as I don’t have much time at home.”

King’s di­rec­tor of rugby, Guy Ma­son, said Chris­tian’s de­sign is the best they have ever had, de­spite hold­ing the de­sign com­pe­ti­tion for many years.

He said: “We have held a com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign our First Team squad rugby shirt for many years, but this is the best de­sign yet and is without doubt the coolest shirt on the North­ern rugby school’s cir­cuit – in­deed, I would imag­ine any­where na­tion­wide.

“We will soon find out. Af­ter win­ning the county sevens and the un­der-15s win­ning the War­wick sevens we will be one of the teams to beat in the se­ries of pres­ti­gious na­tional tour­na­ments com­ing thick and fast over the next few weeks.”

●● Chris­tian Bee­ston has de­signed the new King’s rugby shirt

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