The Rugby World Cup is coming to Milton Keynes with the StadiumMK hosting some of the 48 games. Rugby posts are popping up in parks all over the place as part of the Rugby Football Union’s ‘Posts in the Parks’ legacy programme in the build up to the 2015 World Cup. Each host city has received up to 10 specially designed posts and WE’VE GOT ONE IN OUR PARISH!
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The new post for the Parish has been installed at the eastern end (canal end) of the Marsh Drive Sports Ground, Great Linford.
Rugby Posts Spring Up in Milton Keynes
Specially designed rugby posts have arrived in Marsh Drive Sports area Great Linford as part of the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) Posts in the Park scheme, launched to celebrate “2 Years to Go” until the start of Rugby World Cup 2015.
Milton Keynes is one of 13 Match Venues for Rugby World Cup 2015 following a joint bid made by Milton Keynes Council, MK Dons and other city partners.
The Posts in the Park scheme is part of the RFU’s Lead up and Legacy plans and demonstrates the commitment to broadening the appeal of rugby and to reach out to new audiences ahead of the tournament in 2015. From building capacity by getting more school children playing rugby to improving facilities in rugby clubs, to increasing the quantity and quality of coaches, or inspiring participation by encouraging players to return to the game, the plans are on track and making good progress.
Pete Winkelman, Chairman of MK Dons and part of Milton Keynes’ winning bid team said:
“Having rugby posts in unexpected places should get people talking about the game. There are some really exciting things in the pipeline as we get closer to Rugby World Cup 2015 coming to Milton Keynes. We want young people in particular to feel inspired and hopefully they’ll want have a go themselves.”
Richard Davis-Boreham, Milton Keynes Council’s Sports Development Manager who is working on the legacy impact of hosting Rugby World Cup 2015 said:
“These rugby posts will become a focal point for delivery as we get closer to the tournament in 2015. Working with a range of partners we want to provide various opportunities for young people and adults to engage and increase the number of people playing the sport”
Eirwen Tagg Parish Manager said that these posts and the sport of rugby will hopefully also be incorporated in our Summer of Fun programme and with support from Bletchley Rugby Club we will have a great time using rugby skills and fitness to have a brilliant warm up before the World Cup for people in our parish.
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