SSFC prepare for World Schools Festival in Thailand
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It is not quite the usual December fixtures for Sedbergh School 1st XV, as they are getting ready to head to the inaugural World Schools Festival in Thailand, where they will be taking on 7 of the biggest school’s rugby teams in the world.
Sedbergh will join Millfield, Trinity and Cardiff & Vale as the four UK teams, with St Michaels (Ireland), Hamilton Boys (New Zealand) and Grey College (South Africa) being the other named participants in the tournament.
One of the most eagerly awaited new schools rugby tournaments will be held for the first time at Pattana Sports Resort in Thailand between 12th – 17th December. The Festival promises to embody the true spirit of rugby, promoting the traditional values of the sport by gathering some of the most promising schoolboy talent the game has to offer, with plans in place to promote rugby in Thailand as well.
Simon Mulholland, Director of Rugby at Sedbergh School said:
“This is a fantastic new event for schools to showcase the very best of school rugby. We are incredibly proud and excited to be part of such a great line-up of schools from around the world.
It’s going to be a truly unique week for everyone. The tournament is ground-breaking, and as a rugby experience it will give our players lifelong memories of representing the School.”