With the excitement building as England prepare to host the Rugby World Cup this year, Stamford Rugby have even bigger ambitions, with plans to tackle a cycle challenge in support of young rugby player, Seb Goold.
To coincide with the prestigious tournament, Stamford Rugby are launching an ambitious cycling event, inviting local rugby clubs to come together to support Seb, aged 10, who had to have his right leg amputated above the knee after falling from a moving coach in April last year.
Keen sportsman Seb is working hard to recover and has now reset his ambitions to compete in Paralympic sport.
To help get Seb back on the pitch, numerous coaches and friends from Stamford Rugby are organising the ‘Seb Goold 500’ - a 24 hour continuous relay, cycling around Rutland Water on 19th and 20th of September.
The challenge will involve three teams of riders who will attempt to cover 500km. Along with plans to host a single lap sponsored ride on Saturday, September 19 for mini and junior players from other local clubs.
“All our of our local opposition clubs ask after Seb, every time we play them”, said coach Danny Cardew. “Now, in this Rugby World Cup year, we want to show the local community how the rugby family works together off the pitch, by inviting junior players from across the local area to participate in the Seb Goold 500.”
To sponsor the event, visit www.JustGiving.com/SebGoold/