Upminster enjoy Twickenham outing
PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 December 2015
Under-sevens get to play at rugby HQ
Upminster’s under-sevens got an extra special treat at the weekend as they got to play on the hallowed turf of Twickenham Stadium.
Rugby HQ staged the London Double-Header, with Saracens meeting Worcester and London Irish facing Wasps in the Aviva Premiership, and Upminster were one of four clubs to send four young teams to compete in a tournament.
The early phases were played on the college pitch next to Twickenham. with Upminster’s youngsters facing teams from across the capital.
Melanie Willoughby said: “Three out of four of our teams won the group stage and got picked to play on the pitch at Twickenham in front of 41,680 rugby fans during half-time of the Saracens match!
“There were 16 teams that went through to the final and at least one of our teams won that match too!
“All of the coaches and us parents were so proud of the boys for this achievement. The boys, who are all in year two at school, train at Upminster every Sunday come rain, hail or shine – and even snow at one for training session!
“They have been training together for just over a year now. This is the second season together and they all work so hard.
“The coaches and parents were so proud of the effort the children put into what was a very long day.”