Connecting More Communities Through VI Rugby

Back in 2020 a few of the players from Cobham Rugby Club helped to raise money for VI rugby by kayaking across the River Thames. Following this fundraising event, a great relationship was formed.

On the 20th November Harlequin’s VI rugby team were invited to play a friendly game against Cobham Rugby Club at their home venue.

Before the game started Dan and Dean; both Senior Coach Mentors for our charity, gave an awareness presentation on visual impairment explaining the various types that exist and how they can affect each player.

The Cobham team played rugby wearing VI simulation glasses that identify different visual impairments. It was an opportunity for them to understand different visual impairments.

When the game got underway it was played at a fast pace and was enjoyable for all spectators to watch.

The Harlequins V.I team won by a margin, just stealing the win right at the end with a fantastic try from their skipper Jack.

After the game ended, players from both teams sat down together to enjoy a meal only strengthening the bond further.

On behalf of all the players for the Harlequin’s VI rugby team, I would like to say a massive thank you to Cobham Rugby Club for being such great hosts and for welcoming us all.

For more information on the VI Rugby programme and how to get involved please contact Alex at: alexbassan@changefdn.org.uk

Written by Dean Lamb.

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