Campion pupils praised for tour

PUBLISHED: 13:15 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:15 22 August 2013

Campion's 1st XV celebrate their win over St Bede's College in Christchurch, New Zealand

Campion's 1st XV celebrate their win over St Bede's College in Christchurch, New Zealand


Trip hailed as a success

Campion School pupils have been praised for their successful rugby tour of Singapore and New Zealand.

The Hornchurch youngsters travelled to the southern hemisphere as part of the school’s Golden Jubilee and enjoyed their fair share of success on the field.

A 48-strong party, including six members of staff, went on tour and the first team squad beat the Singapore Academy under-20s and also celebrated a hard-earned 13-11 victory over St Bede’s College, Christchurch to finish with three wins from five fixtures.

The second XV beat Singapore Academy under-18s and won three of their remaining four matches in New Zealand.

Finbarr Ronayne said: “I chaired the tour fund-raising committee and would like to acknowledge the squad’s success and credit their sponsors.

“Essex-based Walsh Transport and London-based PHD Modular Access were the principal kit sponsors.”

*Campion old boys hold their annual James Patterson 15-a-side tournament at Cottons Park on Saturday.

The event is staged in memory of their former player, who died suddenly at a young age due to cardiac problems. Play gets underway at 12pm.

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