Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset


April 30, 2005
Rugby World Cup comes to Burnham-On-Sea

The Rugby World Cup trophy won by the England Rugby Union team in 2003 is on display in Burnham-On-Sea this weekend.

The people responsible for bringing the World Cup to Burnham are Lorrayne Ventour-Page (Club RFU co-ordinator), John Piper (Burnham Rugby Club Chairman) and Christine Piper (Burnham Rugby Club)The famous Webb Ellis Trophy (pictured) is on show on the ground floor of Burnham Rugby Club's clubhouse at the BASC Ground in Stodden's Road on both Saturday (April 30) and Sunday (May 1) throughout the day.

John Piper, chairman of Burnham Rugby Club, said: "It's a weekend to be savoured and remembered. We are delighted to have been granted the honour of being able to display The William Webb Ellis Trophy."

"It's a great opportunity for people of all ages to see this wonderful trophy."

There's a fee of £1 for car parking but entrance to view the Cup is free.

There are also stalls selling replica rugby kits and merchandise, plus entertainment for all ages including gladiator-style challanges, quad biking and various refreshments.

The people responsible for bringing the Cup to Burnham are shown in the photo above. They are Lorrayne Ventour-Page (Club RFU co-ordinator), John Piper (Burnham Rugby Club Chairman) and Christine Piper (Burnham Rugby Club) with the Rugby World Cup.




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