We had the privilege of spending the day with ex-England Rugby Captain, fieldsports enthusiast and Le Chameau fan Phil Vickery MBE on the Le Chameau stand at The Game Fair. Born in Cornwall, Vickery grew up on the family farm where it was expected he would pursue his career before being spotted and picked up by Gloucester Rugby Club. He went on to have a glittering career winning 73 caps for his country, playing a major part in the famous 2003 World Cup victory and captaining his country to a world cup final in 2007. "I am delighted to be an ambassador for Le Chameau. The quality of their products is renowned." Twice a British & Irish Lion, Vickery won trophies with Wasps RFC and gained his infamous nickname, 'Raging Bull'. Since hanging up his boots he has built a successful clothing brand, Raging Bull, and is also heavily involved in the Wooden Spoon charity and is an ambassador to the Prince of Wales Countryside Trust. The first thing that struck us when we first met Vickery, apart from his impressive stature, was his passion for the countryside and local communities. A proud Le Chameau wearer, Vickery cites the great outdoors as one of his many passions, with fieldsports a favourite pastime. When asked about his well-worn and much-loved, leather-lined Chasseur, Vickery smiles. "As a man who has spent many an hour knee deep in all the great outdoors can throw at me," he says "I can say for sure that the feel, fit and performance of Le Chameau boots are unmatched". It's not just in the field that Vickery wears his trusty Chameaus. "Versatile from the farmyard to the fisheries, (Le Chameau boots) are functional with classic style. I can even think of some rugby pitches that I would have wished to be wearing these on!" During his day at The Game Fair, Vickery was able to try his hand at making his own rubber boot from start to finish after witnessing a demonstration from one of our professional Master Bootmakers. He also had a chance to chat with visitors to fair and the Le Chameau stand and visit our retailer stands. Vickery also presented the prize of a pair of Le Chameau Condor Zip LCX boots to the winner of the Best Dressed Gamekeeper competition.
Excellence Connoisseur: Phil Vickery MBE
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