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Article posted on 18 February 2015
World Cup winners at Wymondham rugby dinner
Softley Events are delighted to once again be organisers of the largest sporting dinner in the Eastern Counties this year with two world cup winners will be the guests of honour, which is being held at Wymondham Rugby Club in April.
Former England star and TV presenter Will Greenwood, who won the World Cup in 2003, will be the guest speaker and along side him will be Maggie Alphonsi who played 70 tests for England and retired after winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup last summer.
More than 500 guests are expected at the fund-raising dinner, on 15th April, when the prospects of England’s men in the World Cup this autumn will be high on the agenda.
“It is fantastic to have Will and Maggie with us in this of all years,” explained club president Peter Barry.
“The World Cup is going to be a tremendous celebration, not just at the elite level but for clubs like us who are the grassroots of rugby – thriving community clubs producing players and enthusiasts who are the lifeblood of the sport. It’s going to be a great year for rugby!”
Will and Maggie are two of the four Rugby World Cup 2015 Ambassadors, along with Lawrence Dallaglio and Jonny Wilkinson.
Maggie said: “We all saw the incredible impact that London 2012 had on the United Kingdom, inspiring people from all walks of life to take up sports that they had seen during the Olympics.
“Rugby World Cup 2015 can do exactly the same. I’d love to see more people taking up the game, and I think that England’s success at the tournament would act as a catalyst to achieve this.”
Profits from the dinner will help to boost the development funds being raised for projects such as a new clubhouse and pitches for Wymondham RFC.
Tickets cost £65 and are available via the club’s website or from Softley Events on 01603 757658 or firstname.lastname@example.org