Junior rugby clubs around the land will once again get the opportunity to make it to Twickenham as the successful Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returns with Bristol Bears hosting their event this Sunday at Bristol Grammar School. 

The under-11 and under-12 grassroots rugby festival is part of a series of nationwide events which provide aspiring young players the opportunity to play in a competitive event and meet professional players from the Bears.

What’s more, one team from each age group will receive a trip to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final on June 1, where they will meet a Land Rover rugby ambassador, and join in a Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup Parade at half-time.

More than 30 clubs will lock horns at the Bristol Grammar School Sports Ground this weekend, with the likes of Old Bristolians, North Bristol and Keynsham competing. 

“The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup has been leading the way for grassroots rugby by providing a fantastic competition format for kids for well over a decade,” said Bristol Bears’ George Smith.

“The initiative has provided multiple benefits to grassroots rugby by providing a competition where players can gain valuable on pitch experience.”

The events are designed to provide young players with a chance to play completive fixtures in a format that is appropriate for their ages and stage of development, all within the spirit of rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, which has been running for over a decade, has seen more than 82,000 children take part to date, from all over the country. 

Several current Gallagher Premiership stars, including Newcastle Falcons’ Callum Chick, having progressed through the competition into senior rugby.  

And new for this season, Land Rover will be introducing the Junior Land Rover Discovery of The Season award, which is intended to identify and reward one youngster who has showcased the values of rugby during the tournament. 

Smith continued: “By doing this the kids can develop their rugby skills in a competitive environment. “The initiative has also positively motivated kids to get involved with the ability for the finalists to play the final at Twickenham.”   

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