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Walcot RFC wins £5,000 in 1ST CENTRAL’s Rugby Trick Shot Challenge

Walcot RFC wins £5,000 in 1<sup>ST</sup> CENTRAL’s Rugby Trick Shot Challenge
Members of the Walcot RFC Under 15s team have won £5,000 pounds worth of funding for their club, by winning 1ST CENTRAL’s Rugby Trick Shot Challenge.

The campaign, run by the car insurance provider, asked rugby clubs across the UK to showcase their skills, athleticism and showmanship in a trick shot video and Walcot RFC’s winning entry showed Max Machin demonstrating a difficult conversion and drop goal shot. His U15 team mates – though the initiative of hooker Theo O’Shaughnessy – led a social media campaign to win the competition.

Walcot RFC will use the prize money to buy new kit for the U15 team and purchase training equipment for the wider club. The money will also be used to develop the next generation of rugby players and support the U15 team as they move towards Colts and adult rugby.

The prize money will also support the club in its development projects, including plans to accommodate a bigger kitchen, gym and toilets to accompany its new changing rooms and clubhouse.

A video of Walcot RFC’s winning entry can be found at:  

Andy James, UK CEO at 1ST CENTRAL said, “Through our Rugby Trick Shot Challenge we hoped to encourage players across the country to show support for their local teams and we are thrilled to announce Walcot RFC as the winners.”

Simon Chambers, Club Chairman and Treasurer for Walcot RFC said, "We are delighted to have won the 1ST CENTRAL Rugby Trick Shot Challenge. As a membership-led, amateur rugby club, the winnings will make a significant difference to the quality of the rugby and clubhouse experience at Walcot over the next few years. Our thanks go to the boys in the U15 team, who showed great initiative in entering this competition on behalf of the club." 


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