East Grinstead Rugby Club says ‘Thank you to Key Workers’

East Grinstead Rugby Club says ‘Thank you to Key Workers’

Rugby club release film to thank our key workers

A Sussex rugby club have launched a special film to celebrate the efforts of key workers during the coronavirus lockdown.


Following the early end of the rugby season in England as a result of COVID-19, East Grinstead Rugby Club, West Sussex started work on the ‘ONE BALL – Pass it On’ challenge to keep rugby spirits lifted and to thank all the hero’s out there.


Tom Mitchell, England Rugby Sevens Captain said “There are so many heroic NHS and Key Workers who continue to put themselves at risk every day to try and keep us safe, to keep us healthy and to keep us happy during these incredibly challenging times. From every rugby family from around the world, we want to say a massive thank you.”


The idea was to see how far one ball could travel which not only included rugby clubs within the UK but rugby families, along with their animal friends, from across the waters including Jersey, Guernsey and Ireland.


Andy Poole, East Grinstead RFC President said “The club would like to thank everyone who got involved, we were delighted with the videos that were sent through, we just wish we could have used them all.  A special thank you to our talented film maker, Mike Rumsey, Rumsey Films and the always so supportive Tom Mitchell, England Sevens Captain, RFU.’


Watch ‘One Ball – Pass It On’ – https://www.facebook.com/RumseyFilms/videos/812548315939695/


Rugby is one of the most popular participation sports in the world and East Grinstead RFC is committed to growing rugby at all levels. Why not take a moment to search out your local community rugby club.  Rugby is a game for all.





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