Rugby

Organisers hoping for bumper turnout for annual Paul Lethbridge Memorial Day

ORGANISERS are hoping for a bumper turnout for Sunday’s annual Paul Lethbridge Memorial Day.

This year’s event will be held at Tamar Saracens’ Parkway ground and the weather forecast is looking good for spectators – if not for the players!

The day is now in its seventh year and is held in memory of former Tamar Saracens, Old Techs and DHSOB player and youth coach Paul Lethbridge, who sadly died in 2013.

Each year the event gets bigger and bigger and raises more money. Organisers pick a different charity each season and this year they will be supporting ‘Talk Outside of the Scrum’,  also known as Toots, which is a new mental health rugby charity.

The main feature of the day will be a rugby match between Tamar Saracens and Old Techs at 3pm. However, both clubs’ 30-man squad has to feature at least 15 players who are over-35.

“The plan is to start off with as many over-35s as possible and then as they start tiring they can be replaced by younger boys,” said Tamar Saracens’ Dan Leeson.

“The weather is looking really good this year and the more people we can get down there, the more money we’ll raise.”

He added: “The day is to remember Paul but the event has really had wheels and seems to keep getting bigger.

“The weather was horrible last year but we still raised the biggest amount ever, but hopefully we can raise even more this.”

Former Premiership referee David Rose is set to officiate the game.

As well as the rugby match there will be a hog roast, bouncy castle, a sweet stall, a raffle and an auction, with plenty of impressive rugby memorabilia up for grabs.

Special event T-shirts are available from Fitness for Sport. Although the rugby match kicks off at 3pm, the day itself will start at 1pm.

More information on the event can be found HERE 

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