Martin Johnson and English rugby team presented with aftersocks during goodwill visit to Christchurch

Saturday 10 September 2011, 3:18PM

By Rural Women New Zealand



English rugby team members will have a special souvenir of Christchurch to take home with them after they were presented with Rural Women New Zealand’s aftersocks™ during a goodwill visit to the city yesterday.

Christchurch City Council purchased 200 pairs of the aftersocks™, featuring red and black stripes and an earthquake ‘shake’ line, to present to the England and Australian teams.

Both teams had been scheduled to play Rugby World Cup matches in Christchurch before the Canterbury earthquakes derailed those plans.

Over 9,000 pairs of aftersocks™ have been sold by Rural Women New Zealand, raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Christchurch Mayoral Fun. The merino blend socks are being manufactured in Ashburton.

“Our aftersocks™ have been a huge success, and as keen rugby supporters we’re thrilled to think that now they’ll be warming some very famous feet!” says Rural Women New Zealand President, Liz Evans.

Aftersocks can be purchased from the website