On Friday I went with Anete to take some photos of the new charity shirt that Hull KR launched this week. The strip is being sold to raise money for the Stanley Gene Foundation which raises money to improve the lives of communities in Papua New Guinea. The new strip is marking 20 years since Stanley Gene first came to the UK to play professional rugby.
Although the shoot wasn’t straight forward – some of the lights didn’t sync and one of the leads we were using didn’t work properly, Anete did manage to take some useful photographs which were immediately passed on to Hull KR who used them to launch the new shirt.
Some of the photos have already been used on the Hull KR website and in a press release to the Hull Daily Mail.
The new shirt is in the Papua New Guinea colours and features the country’s national bird, the Raggiana Bird of Paradise. It was an honour to be able to chat with Stanley Gene, who has played in three world cups, about his first days in the UK, and about the difference his charity is making.
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