​Under 16 Rugby Squad Row the Length of Wales | King's College Taunton

​Under 16 Rugby Squad Row the Length of Wales

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Members of the King’s Under 16 rugby squad completed an epic rowing challenge last week in aid of Cancer Research UK. Staff and pupils travelled a total of 274km, the entire length of Wales, on a rowing machine in just 11.5 hours.

The idea was introduced to the group by the Under 16 coach Dafydd Jones as a means of accomplishing something off the pitch to dovetail their impressive achievements through their rugby. The boys, along with fellow Under 16 coach Tristan Stone, immediately embraced the idea, suggesting a number of charities both locally and within the UK, before Cancer Research UK was selected ‘out of the hat’.

Following an early start, the boys showed grit and determination as they undertook the lengthy workout. As a result of their hard work, the team have already raised in excess of £1,400 for the charity, with donations still pouring in.

Commenting on the event, Dafydd said: “I am immensely proud of their efforts and the way in which they continually drove each other on throughout the event – their teamwork and commitment to the cause was inspiring.”

Well done to the following pupils who were involved: Joe Wark, Ryan Phillips, Joss Chippendale, Connor Morrall, Tommy Richardson-Jones, William Hall, Tom Newman, Ethan Jordaan, Jamie Glaisher, Jack Masters, Alex Dalton, Charlie Spurr, Billy Turner, Harry Blakey, Oliver Mathew, Sonny Baker, Mr Tristan Stone, Mr Dafydd Jones.

Special mention for their cameo guest rows and support: Sergei Vtornikov, Max Wong, Max Cheng, Mr Florey, Mr Thomas, Mr Lewsey, Mr Rhys Llewellyn, Mr Jessep, and Michael Bray.


Published on: Monday, December 3, 2018

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