A Trip to Twickenham!

On Saturday 27th May, children from Years 3 and 4 travelled to Twickenham Stadium for the Gallagher Premiership Final. There was also the unique opportunity that they had playing on the hallowed turf in a curtain raiser for the Final between Saracens and Sale Sharks.

We arrived at the Live Lounge where the boys received their tickets and VIP wristband for the day. We were then escorted around the stadium where we were lucky enough to meet a few of the Saracens players. Jamie George, Saracens and England Hooker and Mako Vunipola, Saracens and England Prop. Both were happy to spend time and have photos with the boys. Following this the boys received their t-shirts and tag belts for playing on the pitch. We were taken down to the pitchside and the boys stared in amazement at the size of the stadium as it opened up going through the tunnel. There was a short bit of time for a photo shoot and then it was on to playing.

St Hugh’s boys were split into two teams and played against another school from Bristol following some warm up games. The games were closely matched but the St Hugh’s boys displayed some great teamwork and fancy footwork to score some really impressive tries on the pitch. 

We then exited the stadium to some great announcements from the man on the loud hailer. The boys were eager to visit the England Rugby store where they all managed to get some great gifts.

Then to our seats for the game! The stadium bowl was now pretty full and the atmosphere was building. The game was end to end and very exciting with Saracens finishing on top. The boys seemed to have a great day and were a credit to themselves and the school.

A HUGE thank you to Mr Short and Mr Jeffery for organising the trip and providing such a fantastic opportunity!