09:57AM, Thursday 17 October 2019
Maidenhead RFC u12s have secured a once-in-a-lifetime trip alongside their Gallagher Premiership Rugby heroes thanks to their performance at the weekend’s Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
More than 85,000 children have taken part in the cup to date, with Maidenhead the latest team to make their mark on the nationwide event which is celebrating its 12th season.
Saracens played host at Hendon RFC on Saturday, with 19 teams showing off their skills across an u12 and u11 festival.
And in the u12 competition Maidenhead were rewarded for their effort and skill with a trip to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on June 20.
There they will meet a Land Rover rugby ambassador, join in a parade at half time, plus find out who has won the ‘Junior Land Rover Discovery of The Season’ award.
Edward Cotter, captain of Maidenhead, was excited to be there on the day and thanked Saracens for giving him a special day at Rugby HQ to look forward to.
“It feels really good to have won the tournament and it has been great to enjoy this together as a team,” he said.
“I’ve been to Twickenham before, but I am really excited to get the chance to play on the pitch at the stadium for the first time.
“It is going to be amazing to play on the same pitch as the England players and I think it will definitely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of us. We have all just dived in the mud to celebrate the win and we are having a great time.
“I am not sure exactly what we have got coming up for the rest of the season, but I am very excited to play in more festivals together with this team and hopefully we will able win some more.
“The best thing about rugby is the physicality and the teamwork you need in order to play well and win. I’ve made lots of friends playing rugby and I look forward to playing more in the next few years.”
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