Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Bournemouth during the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour arriving on Sunday, 12 July.
With less than 90 days to go to the opening match, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour has already started its 100 day tour, traveling through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.
On Day 32 of the Trophy Tour – the Webb Ellis Cup will reach Dorset and Wiltshire and be seen by rugby fans across the two counties.
After starting the day in Weymouth on the beach front, the trophy then moves to Bournemouth and the Dorset & Wilts Rugby Showcase Event, hosted by Oakmeadians RFC in Meyrick Park. The day will prove to be a festival of rugby for all the family showcasing all forms of Rugby including Tag, Touch, Ladies and Men’s 15-a-side and Sevens. Participants from local schools and clubs will all come together to share their love of rugby. In addition there will be demonstrations of refereeing and coaching skills. For further details about the event or to join in, contact Nicola Wallace-Walton on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trophy will then move to Wiltshire for its final stop of the day at the Dorset & Wilts Club’s Conference.
John Constable, President of Dorset & Wilts RFU, commented, “We have managed to secure some amazing events to showcase the Webb Ellis Cup on its Trophy Tour of England and we hope that all our clubs and our supporters will get a chance to join in at one of the venues and share this experience with us.”
The journey throughout the UK and Ireland aims to engage fans and give them the opportunity to build unforgettable memories as part of their own Rugby World Cup 2015 story.
Rugby is at the heart of the Trophy Tour engaging with over 100 rugby clubs, organisations and rugby festivals, from grassroots to elite. In addition, 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.
With less than three months to go, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour across the UK and Ireland will create hundreds of opportunities for fans to see the Webb Ellis Cup and tell their rugby story as they countdown to their own tournament experience.
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour information can be viewed at rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour, full details on the locations and events will updated in the coming months.