LOCAL RUGBY PLAYERS TO TAKE PART IN THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS AT TWICKENHAM
24 May 2012 13:30pm
By Callum Sheppard
This rugby season saw win the Harlequins Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, and to celebrate the win the team has been invited to represent their region in a special 'Parade of Champions' at Twickenham Stadium.
This unique and special opportunity will see the youngsters attend the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on Saturday 26th May and be presented to a sell-out crowd, as due recognition for being crowned Regional Champions.
Horsham U11's and Chobham U12's won this once in a lifetime opportunity in November when they took part in a series of games which concluded in an exciting final against strong outfits from Heathfield U11's and Old Reigations U12's. Participating players at the festival also had the opportunity to meet their rugby heroes Joe Marler and Charlie Matthews who took time out of their busy schedules to watch the young teams as well as offer coaching advice between games. The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a grass roots initiative run in conjunction with Premiership Rugby and Land Rover, Official Vehicle of Premiership Rugby.
The teams will be celebrating their hard-earned victories at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 26th May where they will get to see the top two teams in the Aviva Premiership battle it out in the final. The excited young rugby players will parade around the pitch at half time in front of a crowd of 82,000 rugby fans.
Commenting on the support of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, Laura Schwab, Marketing Director of Land Rover UK, said: "We are thrilled that the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is proving to be such a success and continues to build in momentum and profile for what is now its fourth year. It is a significant initiative which provides a unique opportunity for young players to channel their enthusiasm for the sport and to play in a national tournament. Land Rover's commitment to rugby covers every level of the game, from Rugby World Cup 2015 through to the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, and we are committed to supporting the development of the young players of the future."
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.