On Thursday 18 September 2014, nine Isleworth & Syon rugby players took part in Hounslow Council’s ‘long pass’ event, designed to mark a year until the opening of the Rugby World Cup, which takes place in the UK in September 2015. This was a special opportunity for the boys, as nearly 100 students from school across the London Borough of Hounslow took part.
The event consisted of a chain of students from Redlees Park to Twickenham Stadium, passing a rugby ball along the line. In total, 1,104 passes were made, without the ball being dropped. Lawrence Dallaglio, Rugby World Cup winner and ambassador, was in attendance during the day, actively participating and encouraging the children present.
The leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Steve Curran, said that “all of the children were involved were a credit to the schools they represented”, a sentiment echoed by P.E. teacher Mr West, who supervised our students during the day. Well done to the boys involved!