Forget William and Kate’s Royal Wedding - ‘We are off to play rugby in Jersey!’

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 April 2011

The 23-strong squad with coaches Ian Walters, Dan Clark and Paul Finch

The 23-strong squad with coaches Ian Walters, Dan Clark and Paul Finch

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IT may be the Royal Wedding on April 29 but try telling that to this 23-man squad that will be shipping out to Jersey for a rugby tournament.

U14s Rugby

IT may be the Royal Wedding on April 29 but try telling that to this 23-man squad that will be shipping out to Jersey for a rugby tournament instead of celebrating with millions in this country.

Coinciding with the big day for Kate and William Saffron Walden U14s will embark on their second annual tour to the island of Jersey.

Following last season’s successful tour to East Sussex, this year the team has accepted an invitation to take part in a three-way tournament as a fitting way to cap a successful season.

Jersey RFC will host the event and a team representing Old Alleynians from South London will also take part. Each team will play matches on both Saturday and Sunday (April 30/May 1) before returning home on Sunday evening.

This year, across all competitions the Walden side have won an impressive 13 matches, drawing two and losing just four games. They also finished on top of the Essex League in their inaugural season.

“The boys have had another great season this year, and we’re all looking forward to a successful season finale against two quality sides,” said coach Paul Finch. “During the year, the team has demonstrated good humour, strong support for team mates, and a commitment to the side’s success which should see them through an intense weekend of rugby.”

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