Experience of a Lifetime
One CH pupil will be especially keen for England to do well in the Rugby World Cup which begins in Japan today. George a Year 8 pupil at Christ’s Hospital recently experienced a day at Twickenham that many young rugby fans can only dream about. George was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the England Rugby mascots for their World Cup warm up match against Ireland.
George arrived at Twickenham wearing his CH rugby kit in the hope that it would be recognised by Old Blue Joe Launchbury! After lunch George changed into his England kit and then, after having his photo taken stood on the hallowed turf, he waited in the tunnel for the England team, who were to be led out by England Captain Owen Farrell. George could not believe his luck when he was asked to stand next to his favourite England player Ben Youngs. George said “As we prepared to run out, I heard the speakers roaring and then they called out the England team, it was time!”
“We jogged out and stood on the pitch, the noise of the crowd roaring in support for the England team was amazing. I was finally having my greatest dream, standing on the Twickenham turf singing the National Anthem for England. I sang as powerfully as I could and had a huge smile on my face.”
“The anthem came to an end, I wished Ben Youngs good luck and ran off of the pitch to watch the match. I will never forget this incredible experience.”