Southsea Nomads hosted a festival of rugby in aid of three charities. Nicholas Sudbury describes the event
Southsea Nomads RFC hosted a festival of rugby at Portsmouth RFC’s ground on August 8 to raise money for three charities.
For the second year running the Nomads have raised a lot of money for charity.
Last year we raised over £3,000 and this year we are forecasting to surpass that.
The three charities supported by the Nomads were The Rosemary Foundation Hospice at Home, Second Chance and Wave 105’s Cash for Kids.
With the family-orientated nature of the club, these kids’ charities chose themselves.
The tournament was a resounding success, thanks to lots of hard work from the tournament director Scott Kelsall.
Scott was helped out a lot by tournament fundraising coordinator Christopher Groves, marketing and advertising directors Ben Horrod and Tim Wallen, official photographer Charlotte Griffiths and by the many other members who baked cakes, helped to set up gazebos and manned the bouncy castle.
There was some fantastic rugby on display, all played in the spirit of a charity festival.
The Nomads would like to congratulate Havant RFC on their well-deserved victory.
Scott Kelsall, tournament director, said: ‘I’m glad all the work paid off and that we could bring together some amazing clubs from Hampshire and Sussex.’
Much of the success of the day belongs to the guys who gave every ounce of their energy, on a very hot Saturday, out on the pitch.
A massive thanks goes to the teams who played in the tournament: Havant RFC, Belle Isle (runners up) Hove RFC, Bognor RFC, Portsmouth Penguins, Fareham Heathens, Aldershot and Fleet, Tottonians, Gosport and Fareham and finally the Southsea Nomads.