Rugby players from CSIA enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to play rugby at Twickenham. The boys and girls from years eight to ten were selected to represent the school in a touch rugby tournament. Camborne has been part of a national All Schools scheme to promote more young people into playing rugby for school and within the local community.
The school was one of only twelve schools nationally to be invited to the event and were one of only two teams from the South West. The team performed really well in the tournament to beat four and draw with one other team in their group. This meant Camborne qualified for the semi-finals. The team played really well but were defeated after extra time in the semi-final. Having achieved an ambition, all players were in agreement that the experience of playing rugby at Twickenham is something that will live long in their memory.
As well as playing in the rugby tournament the students were given a tour of the stadium including the changing rooms, President's room and the West Stand where the New Zealand Rugby team collected the World Cup in November. The players met four England Women's Rugby Players including Maggie Alphonsi, who has represented her country over 70 times. She was an inspirational speaker who made everyone aware of what it feels like to play rugby for England. It is hoped this experience will inspire some of Camborne's students to hopefully wear the England shirt in the future.