Tommy Dann Memorial Match

On Saturday, the 23rd of March, the first day of the Easter holidays, the St Faith’s U12 boys’ rugby team attended the Tommy Dann Memorial Rugby match at Cambridge University Rugby Club.

This was the third memorial match played in honour of Tommy Dann, a dear friend, St Faith’s parent and former colleague at The Leys School. The event was extremely well supported and funds were raised for the Jonny Wilkinson Charitable Foundation, NSPiRED, a programme to raise the profile of mental well-being in young people in a positive and engaging way.

Our U12 boys played in a ‘curtain raiser’ fixture against Shelford Rugby club U12s. This was a very keenly and tightly fought encounter, expertly refereed by James Clarke, Head of Rugby at The Leys School, and where the players from both teams performed brilliantly and rose to the occasion.

One of the highlights was without doubt, having Olly Dann, Old Fidelian, join the St Faith’s U12 team for this special occasion to play alongside his former classmates. It was an absolute pleasure to have him on the team!

Albeit a rather chilly affair with a hailstorm briefly interrupting play, the players were delighted to meet Jonny Wilkinson at the end of the game!

It was then the turn of the Old Leysian and Old Persean men’s XV to play their fixture. OF’s featured in both teams and were cheered in the stand by a great many supporters. It was a pleasure to see so many St Faith’s families, both current and former.

Thank you to all those who organised, supported and participated in this fantastic event.

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