England Rugby stars set to visit T-Party!

Two international rugby stars are set to join the crowd at T-Party this Saturday ahead of the Rugby World Cup arriving in Telford.

England Rugby stars set to visit T-Party!

Telford will be the first venue in the West Midlands to welcome the arrival at 6pm of the Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup Trophy in celebration of England hosting the Rugby World Cup in September 2015.

Ex-England Rugby player Fran Cotton, who is also British Lions Rugby and Chair of Area 5 Legacy Group, and Leicester Tigers and England Saxons Player Graham Kitchener, will both be at the event supporting the arrival of the trophy. 

T-Party 2015 is a sporting, cultural and music extravaganza taking place at the Telford Town Park Arena on Saturday 18 July.

The event will kick off at 12pm with sporting activities, games and all of the usual T-Party favourites including poetry, art, crafts and food stalls spread across Telford Town Park and Southwater.  

Between 6pm and 9pm Rugby fans can see the Rugby World Cup Trophy for themselves as it arrives in the Arena. People can get up close and personal with the trophy, take photographs to build unforgettable memories ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015. 

The trophy is currently touring Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham ahead of the opening ceremony on 18 September.

Councillor Liz Clare, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Leisure Services and Culture, said: “We are ecstatic that Fran and Graham are able to join us on Saturday to see the Webb Ellis Trophy arrive in Telford Town Park Arena. 

“Both Southwater and the Town Park will be buzzing throughout the day and no doubt the arrival of the Rugby World Cup will attract many more people.” 

Fran added: “Hosting the Rugby World Cup 2015 is an incredible opportunity for England. The Webb Ellis Trophy will be arriving in Telford on Saturday as a part of the 100-day tour. This is a great way to get local communities involved, to both help boost participation in the sport and also to allow sports fans get involved in the build up to the Rugby World Cup 2015, ensuring it leaves a lasting legacy.”

Visitors are also promised a night of live entertainment at the afterparty event between 6pm and 10pm where local bands The Rooz, Young Braves, Ryan Evans, Laburnum and Savannah will all be performing.  

Find out more about what’s planned at www.tparty.co.uk