Kingston Park hosts largest ever Land Rover Cup.

Tuesday 16 February 2016 Written by: Adam

Kingston Park will play host to a piece of Premiership Rugby history this Sunday as the Falcons Community Foundation holds the largest ever Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.

A total of 70 under 11 and under 12 teams will play matches across the morning, vying for the prize of a visit to Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final in May.

The long running grassroots rugby tournament was the first of its kind to be officiated by Premiership Rugby and is run in conjunction with all twelve Premiership Rugby clubs and supported by Land Rover since its inception.

For all the young rugby players that take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup festivals they will get the chance to enjoy a series of matches against other teams from their local area.

Youngsters attending the series of grassroots rugby festivals will also have the chance to meet professional players from the respective Premiership Rugby club. The players will be offering advice for aspiring young rugby players, meeting the families and watching the next generation of talent in their matches.

The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup has been running for seven seasons and Land Rover has been there for the entire journey, investing in grassroots rugby to give youngsters the chance to realise their rugby dreams.

One such person, is the Falcons very own Callum Chick, who played in two of the cups whilst a member of Ponteland RFC and was spotted by the club’s academy staff during one festival.

“I played in two Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cups and really enjoyed the whole thing. In the first we were knocked out in the semi finals and in the second we made it through to the final at half time on the Falcons main pitch. As a 12 year old it was a great experience”, said Chick.

Since that experience, Chick has gone on to win a professional contract with the Falcons, made his first team debuts and represent England at U18 and U20 level.

Chick credits the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup with his development and this season could see another future star in the making unearthed through the regional events.