On Sunday 27th October 2013 our BRITA Cup kicked off at Farnham Royal RUFC in South Bucks, with 250 players from 34 teams across the Under 7s and Under 8s age-groups. Teams travelled from Essex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Middlesex and Buckinghamshire to take part in the Tag Rugby Festival sponsored by BRITA.
The festival format saw the teams taking part in group stages before progressing onto the knockout stages in the Cup, Plate, Shield or Bowl. This format provided each team with a chance to play lots of games against a wide range of opposition.
London Wasps players Ricky Reeves and Will Helu visited the festival to meet the young players. Ricky said, "It’s great to see so many people here taking part in the BRITA Cup. The skills on show have been impressive for players that are so young. I'm sure that some of these players will be pushing to become the next generation of Wasps players in years to come."
The Under 7s and Under 8s Cup, Plate, Shield and Bowl winners formed the Tunnel of Honour at Adams Park Stadium to welcome the London Wasps and Leicester Tigers players on to the pitch before their Aviva Premiership clash. At half-time the players again took to the pitch to parade their silverware before being congratulated by London Wasps players Tom Varndell and Hugo Southwell.
BRITA Brand Manager Faye Napper was there to watch the rugby on the day and told wasps.co.uk, "As usual, the day was organised to perfection and despite some challenging winds, the tournament was a great success. It was clear from the children’s excitement how thrilled they were to actually take part in half-time activity on the pitch. BRITA are extremely proud to be linked to the Wasps Community activity as it not only teaches children about the importance of sport and health, but also gets them excited and personally involved."
We would like to thank sponsors BRITA, venue partners Farnham Royal RUFC and car parking partners Dair House School for their continued support and contributing to a fantastic grassroots rugby event.
DE Photos were taking action photographs on the day. Click here to view.
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