RISE at the Homeless Rugby Challenge

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Yesterday afternoon 10 brave RISE employees tackled 8 of the industry’s leading touch rugby teams in the Meinhardt Homeless Rugby Challenge. 3 hours of struggling through the mud in  the unhospitable climes of Battersea Park, our team struggled through the first few league matches, with our touch rugby pro Rekha making the first try.

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After a few Fosters however the team gained confidence and the day culminated with winning our second match against Meinhardt and taking home the plate cup (for those who don’t know ‘the best of the worst cup’).

Rugby pros James, Alex and Richard did a stellar job in leading the teams and well done to Mark, Ian, Emma, Rekha, Fran and Andy who were awesome team mates!

Well done to Tower 8 who won the tournament.

After the rugby we all moved onto to a nearby pub to enjoy some well-deserved drinks and nibbles, where we heard more about the great work that Homeless Rugby does. We are delighted to have supported such an honourable cause. Homeless Rugby seeks to transform the quality of life and opportunities of homeless people, using rugby as a catalyst to promote greater understanding, collaboration and support and by promoting lasting and life-enhancing relationships through clubs and charities.

From the pub there were some incredible views of the Battersea Power Station site.

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We enjoyed the experience so much that we will form a corporate touch ruby team and start training for next year!

Nathalie Duncan-Sletten
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