FASHION students at Huddersfield University have been passed a challenge with a difference by Huddersfield Giants.
Fifty students have been set the task of designing a home and away kit for the 2009 and 2010 seasons for John Sharp’s Super League squad.
They met Huddersfield Giants director of business development Sean Jarvis and sportswear manufacturer and sponsor KooGa yesterday to thrash out ideas.
And the second year BA (hons) fashion design students will now go away over the summer and come up with some ideas which they hope will prove a knock-on success with the squad.
Huddersfield University is the main sponsor for Huddersfield Giants.
Claire Evans, course leader in fashion design said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to work on a true live brief.
“We often get them to enter competitions but with a live project to work on they need to do detailed research.”
This will include the students attending the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday where the Giants take on Hull KR, just seven days after the two sides met in the Carnegie Challenge Cup on Humberside.
The Giants will be out for revenge, after crashing out of the Cup.
They will also be wearing their famous claret and gold strip, which has been the theme throughout most of the club’s history.
The Fartown teams of the past decades have worn the famous hooped shirts.
But the successful Huddersfield side of the 1933 won the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley against Warrington in a claret shirt with a gold V pattern.
And in 2003 the clarets took on a decidedly purple look for the new kit!