“A thoroughly perfect rugby environment...”
This means Royston has been recognised, amongst all rugby clubs nationally, for the way it
puts the children at the heart of the rugby we do as a club.
To mark the presentation, the club was joined by a film crew and former England
Internationals turned- broadcasters Ugo Monye and David Flatman. Flats and Ugo arrived
nice and early to help Mini and Youth Chairman Niall Tallis set up for the U10 Cambridgeshire festival. Some 28 teams from across the region enjoyed the day, leaving the visiting dignitaries suitably impressed:
“A thoroughly perfect rugby environment and club preparation for today's Royston-based festival. Everything in place from stewards greeting and meeting to direct parking, to sensibly-spaced pitches, and club officials fully confident as hosts for this big U10 age group meeting.
Well done Niall, Jamie and fellow coaches. It was a pleasure to visit and observe the very
best of spectator and player response to RFU's core values.” Chris Meopham, Chair of
Cambs RFU Youth
The Kids First ambassadors also met Chair of the Women and Girls Committee, Laura
McGillivray who explained how Royston is developing its female players. Laura’s
daughters, who play for the u10s and girls teams, spent some considerable time talking to
them about all things rugby.
The broadcasting legends also spoke to Club Director of Rugby Jamie Green and 1st XV
Captain Ben Ritsema about how the club is developing from its youngest under 5s all the
way up to Veterans rugby, before taking in a great performance by the u13s A and B teams
against their counterparts from Letchworth RFC.
Laura and Niall accepted a plaque commemorating the award on behalf of the club
The film of the day’s activities will be on YouTube, the RFU website and promoted via
advertisement to all rugby clubs and rugby websites, gaining national exposure for the club and its values.
Updated 17:46 - 24 Oct 2018 by Hugh Murfitt