Early last Friday a luxury coach left St Albans RFC car park heading for Twickenham Stadium. On board were forty St Albans minis with assorted parents, excited about our trip to watch an open England training session, in the midst of the 2017 Six Nations tournament.
After some quick-witted negotiations with stadium security staff, we took our ‘unofficial’ place in VIP parking and strolled just a few meters into the stadium.
Once settled, we enjoyed two hours of watching the full England squad train and practice in preparation for their upcoming match against Wales. The session was described in a running commentary by England team staff, including 2003 World Cup winner Richard Hill and a pop-up appearance by HRH Prince Harry.
Beer (parents only), sarnies and a trip around the RFU Rugby Museum followed. Then all on the coach back to St Albans. #teamspirt #gooddayout