Kensington Palace: Prince Harry to attend England Rugby Team Open Training Session
Twickenham Stadium, London
Friday 17th February, 2017
In his new role as Patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Prince Harry will attend the England rugby team open training session at Twickenham Stadium on Friday 17 February. The training day is an opportunity for England Rugby to thank the rugby community for their continued support, including young people from various RFU youth programmes. Prince Harry will join these young people as they watch the England team prepare for their next RBS 6 Nations match.
The event at Twickenham Stadium will see over 12,000 supporters from clubs and schools filling the stands to watch the England senior squad in a training session. It will also feature a live Q&A from coaches and England players.
On arrival, Prince Harry will take his seat in the stands with young people from various RFU youth projects. He will first meet young rugby players involved in England Rugby’s Try for Change programme. Try for Change uses the power of rugby as a force for good to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in England and across the world. Whilst the training session is taking place, Prince Harry will chat to the young rugby players to hear about how rugby has helped to turn their lives around.
His Royal Highness will then meet representatives from RFU’s National Youth Council and Young Rugby Ambassadors (YRA) programmes. The YRA programme supports and incentivises young volunteers aged 14-25, and has over 1,300 YRAs across the country supporting their clubs, universities, colleges and schools. Prince Harry will also meet young people from Didcot RFC who were chosen from groups around the country to form a Guard of Honour for the England team.
Prince Harry will then make his way on to the pitch to meet players from the England team as they finish their training session.
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