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Coopers vets festival hailed a success

18:11 22 May 2014

Romford & Gidea Park were edged out in the final of a vets festival at Coopers (pic: DNR Glover)

Romford & Gidea Park were edged out in the final of a vets festival at Coopers (pic: DNR Glover)

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Funds raised for school tour

A veterans rugby festival held at Coopers Coborn School has been hailed a resounding success by organisers.

Several local teams competed, to raise funds for the school team’s tour to New Zealand, with Barking beating Romford & Gidea Park (above) in a ‘fiercely-contested’ final.

And plans are already in place to make it a regular event.

Tony Richards said: “It exceeded our expectations. We hit our target and some and we want to repeat it next year.

“The weather was so kind and it was a very friendly, fun day.

“Essex President Bob White kicked off the tournament with former Upminster player Andy Brabham-Neil, who has been a generous sponsor and fund-raiser.

“And we would also like to say a very big thank you to the referees, Gary Marchant and Mike Beech, who not only waived their fees but also donated to the fund.”

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