Recruitment and Rugby- an obvious match...

Posted on 4/03/2015 by Emma Dadswell


To raise awareness of the Wooden Spoon Arctic Rugby Challenge, Handle participated in LMAX's 2015 Rugby Tournament on Wednesday 25th March. 

Hosted by the legendary Ian Robertson, (BBC Rugby Commentator and Former Scotland International), and TV Sports presenter Jill Douglas (BBC, BT Sport and ITV), Handle's team competed against some true rugby heroes including Mike Catt, Tim Stimpson, Alex Cobisiero, Tom Shanklin and Rory Lawson. They made it to the semi-finals and were then beaten by the eventual winners, a team made up of the ex-professionals. 

The Tournament was organised by LMAX Exchange to raise awareness for The Arctic Rugby Challenge, fundraising for Wooden Spoon, which supports disadvantaged and disabled young people. Former Rugby Union Internationals Ollie Phillips and Tim Stimpson are heading up two teams who will embark on a 100 mile trek across ice to the 1996 Magnetic North Pole, and set a Guinness World Record playing a full 7-a-side rugby match - the northernmost rugby match in history.

You can donate to The Arctic Rugby Challenge by texting ARCT01 £5 to 70070 or support them through their mydonate page.

For more information watch the video.