SPORT: SPA Sports Day - PICTURES

Rugby volunteers with the Fair Play Trophy
Rugby volunteers with the Fair Play Trophy

Rugby host over 400 competitors

Rugby Shree Prajapati Association was proud and honoured to host the 37th SPA Sports Days in the town last month. It was last hosted by the town ten years ago, and in 1977 was home to the first ever SPA Sports Day.

Rugby's team who won the senior football

Rugby's team who won the senior football

On a glorious sunny day , 400 enthusiastic competitors from across the 13 UK branches partook in eight different sporting categories , using the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Sports Centre, Rugby School Sports Centre, Thornfield Bowling Club and the Bar 8 club.

Rugby branch sporting talents excelled once more in taking top honors’ in netball, senior football , over 40s football, pool, darts singles and doubles and junior swimming.

The day was crowned for the town by being awarded the Fair Play Trophy and Chetan Trophy, given to the branch with the most winners.

The sports day event, which took over nine months in organising and planning, was backed up nearly 100 local volunteers.

Rugby's champion netball team

Rugby's champion netball team

Ramesh Mistry, from SPA Rugby said: “This is a tremendous achievement for a small town like Rugby.

“All of our volunteers and players made Rugby proud plus it’s really encouraging to see such sporting prowess in some of our younger members. It was truly outstanding.

“Well done to all the participants in all their efforts the fantastic supporters and not forgetting all the volunteers in making it a truly outstanding Sports day for the Town.”

Senior pool winner Dipesh

Senior pool winner Dipesh

Junior swimming runner-up Nikhil

Junior swimming runner-up Nikhil

Junior swimming winner Akash

Junior swimming winner Akash

Rugby's darts doubles winners Chandu and Pramod

Rugby's darts doubles winners Chandu and Pramod

Rugby's darts singles champion Katen

Rugby's darts singles champion Katen

The 40+ football tournament winners

The 40+ football tournament winners