Children get up close with prestigious rugby cups

Shilbottle Primary School pupils with the rugby trophies at their school.
Shilbottle Primary School pupils with the rugby trophies at their school.

Youngsters got a close look at two of rugby’s most prestigious trophies.

The Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup were taken to Shilbottle Primary School as part of the Trophies Tour of the region ahead of the Challenge Cup Final on Friday, May 10, and the Heineken Champions Cup Final on Saturday, May 11, at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

Headteacher Gary Parnaby said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to host such a prestigious event within our school. Several venues placed a bid to host this in our region and being selected is a real honour.

“Rugby is popular in our area and we have several children, staff and parents, who have a keen interest in the sport.”