Rugby legend is a big hit with youngsters
Wendens Ambo Mini RFC and Saffron Walden teamed up for a training session at Henham on Sunday and were joined by a rugby legend. There was a fantastic turnout with children aged between six and 11 participating and the day was made even more memorable by
Wendens Ambo Mini RFC and Saffron Walden teamed up for a training session at Henham on Sunday and were joined by a rugby legend.
There was a fantastic turnout with children aged between six and 11 participating and the day was made even more memorable by the arrival of former South African rugby international and 1995 World Cup winner, Chester Williams.
Chester is now an ambassador for touraid, a new charity, which uses rugby as a way of forming sustainable links between children at clubs and schools in the UK, and underprivileged children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
He visited Walden as the clubs trained for the 14 club county competition, which will be held at various Cambridgeshire clubs on October 7.
You may also want to watch:
As 250 young players went through their paces, Chester circulated giving advice and signing autographs.
He also officially opened the club's fourth and newest rugby pitch. Fund-raising activities during the morning raised more than £600 for the touraid cause.
- 1 Local Elections 2021: Essex County Council results for Uttlesford
- 2 Here's what you can do from May 17 as Covid restrictions ease
- 3 Is former Love Island star Carl Woods moving to Bardfield?
- 4 High Easter claim Division Two title with win over Great Bradfords
- 5 New mayor and deputy mayor appointed for town council
- 6 Concerns that Covid lockdowns has caused fitness levels to drop
- 7 Contractor appointed for new enterprise centre
- 8 Local elections 2021: UDC ward results for Newport and The Sampfords
- 9 Dunmow Cricket Club announces new sponsor
- 10 Dunmow sign writer's traditional skills are a hit
Simon Read said: "It was a real privilege to welcome Chester to our club on Sunday. You could tell by the number of autograph hunters that players and parents alike knew this was something special and Chester himself clearly enjoyed it as much as everyone else.
"The fact that we also raised money for a really worthwhile cause was the icing on the cake.