Ilkley Rugby Club has updated its home and away kits for the 1st XV ahead of the first game of the new season against Heath RFC on 3rd September.
The club released its new look via their social media channels with a video that has fans excited for the season ahead.
The 1st XV are racing back into rugby from a successful season in 2021/22 where they won their league and have been promoted to Regional 1 North East, Northern Division 2022/23 which sees new opponents such as Doncaster Phoenix that the Ilkley players are eager to face.
1st XV captain Joe Lowes says: “We love our new kit and are excited to kick off the season on September 3rd at home with our fresh new jerseys.
"Pre-season training and preparations are going well and we’re eager to get stuck in and show this new league what we’re made of. Our influx of new players and our mindset this season means we’re more prepared than ever and we’re super excited to get back out on the pitch.”
The IRFC 2nd XV also had a fantastic season in 2021/22 having won their league as well. Thanks to some excellent planning, the upcoming season will see the 1st and 2nd XV playing many of the same opponents throughout the year which will mean easier transport for supporters and double the dose of rugby.
You can watch the first match of the season at Stacks Field on Saturday 3rd September where the 1st XV will face Heath RFC.