Youngsters from Stamford Rugby Club take part in the England Rugby Travel Minis Rugby Festival at Twickenham
Christmas came early for some of Stamford Rugby Club’s juniors as a range of age groups had the opportunity to play at Twickenham – the home of English rugby – on Saturday.
Boys and girls from the club travelled down to London to play in the 2021 England Rugby Travel Minis Rugby Festival.
The day couldn’t have got off to a better start with the predicted snow turning into a dry day.
The youngsters played their hearts out, soaking up every bit of the occasion.
They were up against stiff competition from clubs around the London area including Trinity, Ealing Trailfinders, Sherborne Prep, Blackheath and Bracknell but, playing in perfect conditions, they demonstrated great skill in tackling, passing, defending and scoring tries.
With the Barbarians against Samoa game being cancelled, it was even better for the youngsters and parents to be part of the record-breaking crowd that watched the Women’s Barbarians take on South Africa in the Killick Cup.
Club chairman Mark Anderson said: “It was an amazing experience, not just for the youngsters but also the coaches and parents to have the opportunity to stand on the pitch at Twickenham and watch their children play rugby.”
Stamford’s first team went down to a narrow 26-24 away reversal at Wellingborough in Saturday’s Midlands 2 East (South) clash.
They host Vipers this weekend while Oakham entertain Long Buckby at the Showground.
Bourne travel to Rushden & Higham in Midlands 3 East (South) this weekend after being awarded a home walkover last Saturday when Bedford Queens conceded their scheduled clash at Milking Nook Drove.