Rugby: Clevedon boys to play at Bristol’s Ashton Gate

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 April 2019

Clevedon under-13s (pic Dougie Allward/JMP)

Clevedon under-13s (pic Dougie Allward/JMP)

Dougie Allward/JMP

Clevedon under-13s have won the chance to play in front of thousands at Bristol’s Ashton Gate this month.

The 23-strong squad will show off their skills at half-time as Bristol Bears meet Saracens on April 13, after impressing at the Nandos Cup festival recently.

The event, run by the Bristol Bears’ Community Foundation, saw 16 teams battle it out at Bristol Grammar School, to highlight the core values of junior rugby, including teamwork and respect.

And Clevedon and Frampton Cotterell got the most votes from other clubs for displaying the core values to earn the right to play at Ashton Gate.

Many of the Clevedon boys have played together for seven years under the guidance of head coach Matt Foster and proud team manager Dominic Hale said: “It’s a tremendous credit to the boys and a great honour for the club that they were chosen.

“They really do embody all that is best about the game and its ethos. The boys are really excited at the prospect of playing at Ashton Gate in front of thousands of fans.”

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