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FUN DAY: Hemel rugby club to celebrate centenary year

 Published on: 30th August 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A rugby club in Hemel Hempstead is set to celebrate its centenary anniversary next month. 

Known locally as Camelot, Hemel Hempstead Rugby Club will be putting on a fun day tomorrow (August 31) which kicks off a series of events throughout the season to celebrate the club’s history. 

On Saturday, the club welcomes the Royal Anglian Regiment Veterans rugby team who will play the clubs own Vets Team, the Camelot Magicians, and host Major General Anthony Pollard CB CBE DL who will presents caps to the visiting side following this game before Camelot’s 1st team play a pre-season warm-up game against OA’s Romans.

The event is open to club members and the public who will also be provided with a range of fun and family activities in two family event areas including a Quasar Laser Dome, APEX inflatables, face painting, BBQ, beer tent as well as a variety of stalls.

The day is as follows:

  • 11:30 Gates open
  • 12:55 Last Post & Minutes Silence
  • 13:00 Camelot Magicians v Royal Anglian Regiment Vets Kick Off
  • 14:10 Final Whistle
  • 14:25 Presentation by Major General Pollard
  • 15:00 Camelot 1st XV v OAs Romans Kick Off
  • 16:25 Final Whistle
  • 17:00 Event Closes

Founded by a group of school friends returning from The First World War, the club currently fields three men’s teams, one ladies’ side and has over 250 youth players aged five to 18 as well as a growing and multi-tournament winning touch rugby squad.

Accredited by the RFU, Camelot is entirely community and family focussed and welcomes new and returning players of all ages, abilities and experience.

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