Guest of honour for Twickenham’s grand shirt reveal
Connie Lord, an avid and talented Year 8 rugby player, was given the opportunity of a lifetime. As part of the RFU’s CBRE All Schools Programme, Connie was invited to Twickenham for the England v Wales Six Nations clash to unveil the shirt which four of our students (Connie included) designed in October.
The day started early with an 8am train to London, before heading over to Twickenham to be briefed about Connie’s role during the day. She was also interviewed about the shirt she had helped design.
Fifteen minutes before kick-off, Connie, wearing her unique shirt, and with other students from various schools across the country, walked onto the pitch. In front of the crowd they unveiled a banner celebrating the 750 schools who have joined the programme over the last eight years.
After the pre-match work was complete, Connie took a fantastic seat close to the action where she was able to sit back and enjoy the rest of the fast-paced game which was a victory for England, 33-30.
The day was topped off by bumping into former England captain Dylan Hartley, who kindly stopped for a photograph, before rushing off to meet his partner who was having a baby!