Would the children in your school like the opportunity to be part of the Rugby World Cup 2015?

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If the children in your school are still feeling excited after their participation in our Tag Rugby competition last week then maybe they would like the chance to be part of the Rugby World Cup in September 2015.

Schools in England and Wales are being offered the opportunity to be part of the ceremonies which will welcome the 20 participating teams to Rugby World Cup 2015.

England Rugby 2015 is looking for groups of between five and 50 pupils who will form part of the vocal performance element of the Welcome Ceremonies for Rugby World Cup 2015. Applications should demonstrate previous experience and capability via a video submission.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday March 22.

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About the Welcome Ceremonies

Each of the 20 teams will be officially welcomed to the tournament and their respective Team Base regions by local schools in September 2015. The Welcome Ceremonies, delivered by Tournament Organiser, England Rugby 2015 and supported by the Youth Sport Trust, will feature a performance by the selected schools, as well as a celebration of the local community and the game.

The ceremonies will also include the formal presentation of official Tournament caps and Rugby World Cup 2015 participation medals.

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Chief Executive of England Rugby 2015, Debbie Jevans, said: “We are delighted to offer schools across England and Wales the opportunity to be part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremonies. The ceremonies will welcome each of the teams to the Tournament and will celebrate the game of Rugby, the local community and the participating teams.

“As part of the next phase of our young person programme, which looks to engage young people with Rugby World Cup 2015, we are looking for vocal performers to be part of the ceremonies and help us to welcome the world to the Tournament. Schools can now apply to be part of the Welcome Ceremonies programme via the Youth Sports Trust website.”


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