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Sudbury RUFC have a visit from Wayne Barnes, 30th October 2016

Author: Haydn Hertz Published: 30th October 2016 06:30

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Wayne Barnes will be visiting Sudbury RUFC, 30th October 2016

Sudbury RUFC are delighted to announce that the top international referee Wayne Barnes will be visiting Sudbury on Sunday 30th October. He will officiate a number of minis and junior matches on the 1st team pitch (10am-12pm) and will then do a Q&A session in the clubhouse from 12pm. Wayne Barnes has refereed 69 International Test matches and over 170 Premiership games.
A generous parent secured the time of Wayne Barnes at a recent Charity auction that will give some of the children of Sudbury RFC an experience of a lifetime.
Wayne will be accompanied by the ex-USA, Wasps and Bath coach Rowly Williams who will be do a number of coaching sessions with some of the minis year groups (U10s, 11s & 12s). These days Rowly is primarily a professional referees coach and will have fascinating insights to share with Sudbury’s own referees.

Wayne Barnes has donated his time on behalf of The Wooden Spoon Charity whose vison is that through the power of rugby every child and young person, no matter what their background has access to the same opportunities. Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. From sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas to respite, medical and community care, they fund around 70 projects each year that support disadvantaged and disabled children.

The event will be from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a Question and Answer session in the clubhouse at Noon. Everyone is welcome at the club for such a special event.
During the morning there will be a Charity cake stall and raffle in memory of 7-year-old Daisy Brooks who sadly passed away nearly two years ago from a childhood brain cancer called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Ever since, her family and friends have raised over £450,000 for Funding Neuro, a charity which funds research into this devastating and as yet incurable condition. For more information on Daisy’s story please have a look at www.fordaisyanddipg.com



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