Student’s design is ‘best ever’
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