JUNIOR rugby clubs around the land will once again get the opportunity to make it to Twickenham as the successful Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returns with Wasps hosting their event this weekend at Old Leamingtonians.
The under-11 and under-12 grassroots rugby festival is part of a series of nationwide events which provide aspiring young players the opportunity to play in a competitive event and meet professional players from Wasps.
What’s more, one team from each age group will receive a trip to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final on June 1, where they will meet a Land Rover rugby ambassador, and join in a Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup Parade at half-time.
Thirty-three clubs will lock horns at Old Leamingtonians this weekend, with the likes of Bromsgrove competing.
“The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup has provided an excellent grassroots competition framework,” said Wasps skipper Joe Launchbury.
“This framework provides an exciting tournament for teams and players to enjoy whilst developing their key rugby skills.
“The competition has been running for over ten years now, allowing players to gain valuable playing time within a competitive tournament structure.”
The events are designed to provide young players with a chance to play competitive fixtures in a format that is appropriate for their ages and stage of development, all within the spirit of rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.
The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, which has been running for over a decade, has seen more than 82,000 children take part to date, from all over the country.
With several current Gallagher Premiership stars, including Newcastle Falcons’ Callum Chick, having progressed through the competition into senior rugby.
And new for this season, Land Rover will be introducing the Junior Land Rover Discovery of The Season award, which is intended to identify and reward one youngster who has showcased the values of rugby during the tournament.
“The opportunity to play at Twickenham Stadium is a hugely exciting prospect, and will be a memorable day out for the winners,” added Launchbury.
Land Rover has heritage in rugby at all levels from grassroots to elite, sharing and understanding the values at the heart of the game.
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