May 2010

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Business degree students held a successful fundraising rugby tournament on Saturday 8 May. The heroes’ cup tournament raised £750 for the ‘Help for Heroes’ campaign.

Eight teams of 10 took part in the tournament, with three of those comprising of Writtle College students. The ‘Sables’ are a team consisting of Writtle Zimbabwean students, and the ‘Unfit Farmers’ from Writtle are all studying on agricultural courses at the College. The remaining five teams were formed from clubs external to the College, including teams such as Sudbury, HM Trailers, Braintree rugby club and Canvey Island.

Braintree rugby club won the tournament with HM Trailers coming in second place, while Writtle’s Unfit Farmers came in third place.

Other fun activities also took place during the day, with a Bungee Run, and Sumo and Gladiators game open for visitors of all ages.

A heroes’ cup disco followed the tournament, which was held at the student bar (Baa) on the main College campus.

The rugby event was organised by second year Business degree students as part of their events management module. Ellie Hay, event team leader of the Heroes Cup Tournament said; “Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed the tournament. Suggestions were made about turning the tournament into an annual event which we would be happy to help the Students’ Union to organise in the future. We are so pleased about the total amount raised - after all it was rugby for a good cause.”

Pictured: The Unfit Farmers from Writtle College (in the pink shirts!) and the team from Canvey Island.