A YOUNG rugby fan from Wyvern College got the experience of a lifetime when they unveiled their school’s new Canterbury rugby shirt in front of thousands at Twickenham ahead of England’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy.

The opportunity came as part of the CBRE All Schools programme, launched in 2012 by the Rugby Football Union, which aims to get more state secondary schools playing rugby and encourage students to join local clubs.

Ollie Trowern was one of 100 students from across England who took to the pitch before kick-off, unveiling their school's newly-designed shirts ahead of the national anthems.

The 15-year-old met CBRE All Schools Ambassador and England international Billy Vunipola.

“I had a really cool day, it was crazy but the atmosphere was great,” said Ollie who was joined by his teacher Richard Knight.

“It was insane and a crazy feeling being on the pitch, I couldn’t imagine what it was going to be like.

“It’s great to be chosen, it was fun to design the kit and then to show it off at such a big event is amazing. I think the shirt is great, we tried to represent the school values.”

Also in attendance at Twickenham on the day were pupils from The Trafalgar School who are also members of the CBRE All Schools programme and joined Ollie on the pitch.

Each shirt was individually designed by the school children at Canterbury kit design workshops last year.