Frampton Under 12s feted at Twickenham
PLAYERS and parents from Frampton Cotterell RFC Under 12s made a pilgrimage to the spiritual home of rugby, Twickenham, for the Premiership Cup Final.
The trip on June 1 was even more special as they had been chosen by the Bristol Bears Community Team as their regional winners of the Land Rover Cup, a national rugby festival run by each of the 12 Premiership teams.
The players were given the opportunity to meet 2003 World Cup-winning legend Martin Johnson and have photo with him on the hallowed turf, as well as walk around the pitch in front of 80,000 fans at half time – a truly memorable experience for both the players and a few of the coaches as well!
A particular highlight of the day was local lad Bobby Hendy being nominated as the region’s Discovery Player of the Year for bestowing the RFUs core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship throughout the year.
Bobby, above, was presented with a medal and signed Bristol Bears shirt by Martin Johnson, and he and all the players really enjoyed their day representing FCRFC at Twickenham – hopefully a few of them will be vying for a playing opportunity in the near future!