10 June 2014, 11:52am
The Bath Rugby Community Team once again attended the recent Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham to help co-ordinate the day’s various community rugby activities.
The day started out with a coaching session on the hallowed turf of English Rugby by legend and World Cup winner Will Greenwood. The Aviva VIP coaching lasted an hour with many new games and skills introduced to the very excited children.
Two local schools also had the opportunity of a lifetime to play tag rugby on the famous Twickenham pitch. First up were Southwick Primary School from Trowbridge who, having taken part in the “Something To Chew On” programme, got to play before the main event kicked off. All the children put on a fantastic display, running in many tries!
Next up were Beckington First School from Frome, who got to play in front of a packed-out Twickenham crowd at half-time. Beckington had taken part in the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme earlier in the year and used all their new-found rugby skills to entertain the masses with some brilliant running rugby and teamwork.
Also at half-time was the Parade of Champions for the winners of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup. This grassroots competition for U11 and U12 junior rugby clubs has attracted over 40,000 participants in the last five years.
Representing Bath Rugby were St Brendan’s Old Boys RFC (U11 Champions) and Bath RFC (U12 champions). All the winners had the opportunity for a team photo on the pitch in addition to the half-time parade in front of the 80,000 strong crowd.
A massive thank you to all the children, teachers and coaches for making it a memorable day for all and for doing Bath Rugby proud.