Birmingham welcomes Rugby World Cup trophy

By on 16/07/2015 in News

Birmingham will welcome the Rugby World Cup trophy on Sunday, July 19, and Monday, July 20.

On Sunday, the Webb Ellis Cup will be at Chancellor Court, at the University of Birmingham, from 10am to noon for photo opportunities with staff and the local community, alongside a coaching session for schools in the area.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm, the trophy will be at Moseley RFC at Billesley Common as part of a fun day being organised by the club.

The cup then moves on to Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club, where it will be on display from 4.30pm to 8pm as part of an event which sees rugby coaching sessions and matches.

On Monday, the Webb Ellis Cup will visit Birmingham city centre, starting at the Bullring from noon to 2pm. Members of the public will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the trophy, as well as being able to interact with a variety of street entertainers, including rugby players on stilts.

From 2pm to 6pm, the trophy will be on display in Victoria Square, which will be transformed into an area for rugby-related activities. Visitors will have the chance to practice their kicking skills in a rugby kicking simulator and there will also be an interactive tag rugby area on site for members of the public to have a go or learn about taking part with specialists in the sport.

The ParkLives initiative will also have a dedicated area on site promoting summer activities taking place in parks across Birmingham.


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