Plymouth children can’t wait for their big day out at Twickenham Stadium.

David Smith

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David Smith

Excitement is building at Devonport Services Rugby Club as the Under 11’s children prepare for the biggest day of their short playing careers.

They will have the privilege of playing a mini-tournament at the home of English rugby on Saturday 4th May 2019 – serving as pre-match and half-time entertainment at the much-loved Army Navy Rugby Match. The ‘Sporting Blues’ will play United Services Portsmouth, Pirates and Bulldogs as the conclusion to another successful season.

Proud coach Steve Lane admits it is going to be a special day, “As you can imagine the excitement is building as the day approaches. The air of anticipation has vanished and the reality has kicked in about what we have ahead of us. It will be very exciting and maybe even a little nerve-wracking for the boys but it’s no less than they deserve after working so hard all season. We’ve got a packed coach of family, friends and sponsors making the journey so it’s going to be a once in a lifetime action-packed weekend”

The Twickenham weekend has come to fruition thanks to a lot of hard work in the background from parents, coaches and sponsors. Fundraising events, supermarket bag packing and cake sales have all helped make the trip possible with over £4400 raised to help pay for transport and the weekend’s expenses.

Proud Dad – Managing Director David Smith with his son Oisin Smith

Club Treasurer Kim Hilland was delighted with everyone’s efforts commenting, “We’ve all invested a lot of time, funds and effort into making this trip possible but most importantly we’ve had lots of fun achieving our goals!” She went on to say, “Special mention also needs to be made to our generous corporate sponsors that included Need-A-Cab, Kit World, Clarity Wealth Management, SSG Training and Consultancy, Roast Coffee, Plymouth Boat Trips and of course Just Enough Brave. Their support has proved invaluable and helped push us over the line!”

David Smith Managing Director of Just Enough Brave didn’t need too much convincing to get involved commenting, “As Devonport Services dad and a passionate rugby fan, we are big supporters of grassroots rugby and we were delighted to be able to support the boys and help make what I’m sure will be an amazing experience possible. I’m happy to admit to being a little bit envious and we will be proudly cheering them on from the stands!”