Rugby tournament raises £3,000 for charity

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Buckingham Rugby Club hosted the annual Christmas Charity Rugby tournament when six teams compete for the Harper-PBF trophy. Despite the chilly winter weather, spectators turned out in their droves to watch a festival of rugby that helped raise around £3,000 for charity. With both players and spectators paying for the privilege, the money raised will be split three ways between Help For Heroes, the Alzheimer’s Research Association and the Kirk Nokes Memorial Fund.

Bolstered with a barbecue and mulled wine, the spectators were entertained by some fast, skilful rugby with the competition split into two pools with the winners of each pool then battling it out in a grand final. At the end of a thrilling day, Pot Belly Farmers raised the trophy having won a closely-fought final against the more youthful Bulldogs. In third place were Harper-Woods Veteran XV, who just scraped past new boys to the competition, Ex-Academy.