Youngsters set for second Twickenham trip - The Leamington Observer

Youngsters set for second Twickenham trip

Leamington Editorial 21st May, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

AFTER a memorable trip to Twickenham in 2014, Kenilworth Under-12s coach Peter Cox insists his players will have another day to cherish when they return to rugby HQ to share the stage with their idols later this month.

While the Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs battled it out to see who would reach Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final on May 30, Kenilworth were assured of their place at the showpiece some time ago.

They secured their spot at rugby HQ at a Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup festival hosted by London Welsh on March 22

Kenilworth will be taking part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup Parade of Champions during half-time of the Final.

And after doing so last year too, Cox knows that their second visit to Twickenham in 12 months will be just as special.

“Last year was fantastic, we managed to arrange for Rob Andrew to present the players with their prizes and a signed England shirt,” Cox said.

“Not many of them knew who he was – but the parents did! And when he started talking about teaching Jonny Wilkinson to kick, the boys were definitely listening!

“The thing they really cherished more than anything else last year was having their photo taken together on the turf – it was a very special moment, and they cannot wait for it again.

“It all adds up to an experience they will look back on for the rest of their lives.”

Land Rover supports grassroots rugby and provides the opportunity for over 7,000 youngsters to take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup each season. Keep up to date with the latest Land Rover rugby activity by following @LandRoverRugby on Twitter.

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