A lot of good work for charity

Christmas Charity Rugby Tournament raises £2,400

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2014 05:11pm
Maids Moreton, Aylesbury Vale
By Buckingham Rugby
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Buckingham hosted the Annual Christmas Charity Rugby Tournament when six teams competed for the Harper-PBF trophy.

Despite it being a chilly winters day the spectators turned out in their droves to watch a festival of rugby and sporting excellence that raised £2,400 (Net - see below) for charity. With both players and spectators paying for the privilege the moneys raised will be split three ways between Help For Heroes, the Alzheimer's Research UK and the Kirk Nokes Memorial Fund.
Bolstered with BBQ and Mulled Wine the spectators were well and truly entertained with some fast and, considering the festive excesses, some quite skilful rugby. The competition was split into two pools with the winners of each pool then battling it out in a grand final. Not for the first time the Pot Belly Farmers (PBF) raised the trophy having won a close fought final against the younger lighter and infinitely better looking Bulldogs. In third place, and against all odds, were the Harper-Woods Veteran XV who just scraped past new boys to the competition, Academy Old Boys. Following up the rear were a Buckingham Select XV and another new side, Old Akeley Woodians who put in an admirable performance. Sadly and for the first time in the history of the competition Old Latin couldn't raise a side. Shame on you Latin - could try harder!
The day was rounded off nicely with live music from local band Firing Line. Buckingham rugby club would like to thank all those that took part and also the army of helpers that helped to make it a great day and a charitable success.


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