Moulton College celebrated the arrival of Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, on August 10 as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
The Trophy, which is in the East Midlands for five days as part of the Trophy Tour, visited Moulton College to take part in rugby training and matches with Long Buckby Rugby Club and photograph opportunities.
Cheryl Charter, winner of a RWC 2015 Official Replica Match Ball and attendee of the event, said: “It was great to receive a call to say that I had won the competition. It’s a really good event and as a supporter of the Saints, we’re really hoping that England win so we shall be watching all of their matches too.”
Stephen Davies, Principal of Moulton College, said: “We are proud to host the world-famous Webb Ellis Cup at Moulton College. The arrival of the Cup in Northamptonshire marks part of the nationwide celebration as rugby fans await the start of the Rugby World Cup 2015. At Moulton we are delighted to be the Team Base for Uruguay and seeing the cup has really brought home to us how exciting it is to be involved in this wonderful sporting event”.
The Trophy Tour, which launched on June 10 marking exactly 100 days-to-go to the opening match, will now travel to East Anglia to take part in a number of events and activities to help give fans the unique opportunity to build unforgettable memories as part of their own Rugby World Cup 2015 story. [Schedule information available via the website: rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour/events
Rugby is at the heart of the Trophy Tour, visiting more than 100 rugby clubs, organisations and rugby festivals, from grassroots to elite level. In addition to this, Host Cities, Match Venues, community and legacy programmes, sports events, stakeholder visits, Worldwide Partner activations and iconic landmarks will feature as part of the Trophy Tour with over 300 events programmed across the 100 day continuous tour.
The Trophy Tour has travelled through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales and is continuing its journey through England ahead of arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of Opening Ceremony of Rugby World Cup 2015.
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour information can be viewed at rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour