After leaving Rugby in 1826, William Webb Ellis went to Brasenose College, Oxford, aged 18. He played cricket for his college, and for Oxford University against Cambridge University in 1827. He graduated with a BA in 1829 and received his MA in 1831. The Ellis Rugby Classic Zipper Hoodie features draw cord hood, full length front zipper, subtle embroidery on the arm and chest. Available in sizes M – XXL in colours Navy and Red.
William Webb Ellis was the younger of two sons of James Ellis, an officer in the Dragoon Guards, and Ann Webb, whom James married in Exeter in 1804. After his father was killed at the Battle of Albuera in 1811, Mrs Ellis decided to move to Rugby, so that William could receive a good education at Rugby School. It was there in 1823 when the famous incident occurred. The Ellis Rugby Classic Zip Top features chunky collar and rib cuffs, full length vintage bronze zipper and smart embroidery on the chest and arms. Available in sizes M – XXL in colours Navy and Red.
Like other schools in the early 19th century Rugby School played a form of football. The famous action of William Webb Ellis, who, in 1823, ran with the ball in hand, stimulated football at Rugby to develop into a game which mixed handling with kicking. The Ellis Rugby Classic Hoodie features draw cord hood, placket, subtle embroidery on the arm and chest. Available in sizes M – XXL in colours Navy and Red.
Ravenscourt Park was founded in 1865. It was a club made up almost exclusively of Old Rugbeians. This was partially due to its establishment at such an early period in the sport’s history, and there were few schools that played football in the style of Rugby School. This meant that Ravenscourt Park was one of the few non-school sides that Rugby School elected to play, because the rules by which it played were the same. The full zip Ravenscourt Park Hoodie features stylish embroidery to the chest and arm. Contract draw cord and velvet strip lined half kangaroo pockets. Available in sizes M – XXL in Maroon.