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Richard Hill helps launch youth rugby at Old Brentwoods

16 September 2013

  • Councillor joined by World Cup winning flanker for launch
  • Essex club had spent 10 months developing ‘Project Acorn’
Richard Hill at the launch of Old Brentwoods RFC youth section

Photo: RFU Archive

Old Brentwoods RFC in Essex were proud hosts to Richard Hill MBE, England World Cup winner and RFU Council Member, and Deputy Mayor Cllr Mark Reed to officially open the club’s Acorns Youth Section.

After 10 months of developing ‘Project Acorn’ this marked the start of regular Mini, Midi and Youth rugby at Old Brentwoods. Both guests joined in with some passing drills and Richard answered questions from the youngsters on his rugby career. Senior clubmen showed their support and formed a traditional tunnel applauding the Acorn players from the pitch.

OBRFC Acorns will be running sessions on Sundays from 10am and are looking for more players to join their club based at Ashwells Road in Brentwood.