Rugby legend is a big hit with youngsters

PUBLISHED: 17:44 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

Youngsters spend time with Chester Williams

Youngsters spend time with Chester Williams

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

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 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.

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.

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.


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