After being nominated in the top 6 Mini and Junior sections in the country, 38 Veseyans Rugby coaches and wives travelled down to Twickenham last Thursday for a champagne reception on the hallowed turf followed by a splendid gala dinner in the Red Rose room attended by over 600 people.

Sadly we did not come away with any silverware on this occasion, but we almost definitely won the drinking award with the partying carrying on at the Marriott Hotel afterwards well into the small hours of the morning!

Everybody had a fantastic time as we mingled with England players past and present, Olympians, and TV personalities…..a lot of sore heads the following morning, the worst probably being Matt Cope who spent the whole journey back from London asleep on the back seat of his car whilst Tracey drove!

We will definitely be there again next year as we continue to develop our great club, with over 25 new youngsters joining us for the first training session of the season last Sunday, the futures bright….and it’s black and white!!