Worthing RFC U12s will be joining a host of Gallagher Premiership stars in June after securing a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Twickenham thanks to their performance at a Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup event this weekend.

The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, a nationwide series of events now running for more than a decade, has seen more than 82,000 children take part to date and continues to grow, providing developmental experience for young players to excel in a professionally run environment.

This weekend it was Harlequins’ turn to host their event this season with Staines Rugby Football Club the venue on Saturday, with 16 teams strutting their stuff across an under-12 and under-11 festival.

And in the under-12 competition, Worthing were rewarded for their effort and skill with 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, plus find out who has won the Junior Land Rover Discovery of The Season award.

Player Eoin Hooper, from Worthing, was excited to be there on the day and thanked Harlequins for giving him a special day at Rugby HQ to look forward too.

“I’m extremely excited to go to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby final,” said Eoin.

“I didn’t think we would win the tournament, but we did and I’m proud of my whole team for getting there.

“I’ve never been to Twickenham before. It’s going to be amazing.”

Participating players at the festival also had the opportunity to meet Harlequins’ very own Niall Saunders who took time out of his schedule to watch the young teams as well as offer some coaching tips between games.

And he commented on the importance of grassroots rugby, saying: “I think events like this are massive for grassroots rugby.

“It’s great for us to show support for the fans around us. We’d love to get as many kids as possible to support Harlequins because it makes our club bigger.

“We talk to them about hard work and dedication and you never know, the small bits of advice we give to these guys could go a long way for them.

“The more tournaments we can get in, the better.”

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