3rd April 2017

Sancton Wood at the BUCS Rugby Union Finals

children in a stadium

11 students from Prep to upper Prep were invited to Twickenham to watch two rugby matches; the Women’s followed by the Men’s British University Rugby Finals.  The students were selected based on their all-round positive attitude, commitment to the PE sporting values (T-REDS) and for students that are taking IGCSE PE next year.

For the Women’s match it was University of Edinburgh vs Northumbria University, with the former team being crowned victors 48 – 5.

For the Mens match it was University of Exeter vs Hartpury College.  Two dominating rugby strong holds, of which Hartpury was the winning team 27 – 24.

The event was organised very well and each university had a large contingent of supporters, who were equally as entertaining as the matches themselves; with drums, chants, claps, and good humoured banter all round.  Fortunately the students of Sancton Wood, along with a number of other schools, were sat at a safe distance where they were able to enjoy both the rugby and the amusement of the university supporters.

In all, it was a great day out and hopefully some of the students will appreciate the broadness of opportunities that university can provide and be inspired to achieve in their own sports.

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