As the Rugby Union fans amongst you will know, the Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday, September 18th with England the hosts taking on Fiji at Twickenham.On Sunday, September 13th, the Parliamentary World Cup (PWC) kicks off at the home of rugby, Rugby School. The local MP, Mark Pawsey, is organising the event which will involve Parliamentarians from many of the countries competing in the World Cup proper. The first round of matches take place at the school with the second and third rounds being played at Richmond in West London.
As one of the sponsors of the Parliamentary World Cup, we have a limited number of tickets for the first day of this event next Sunday at Rugby School. Admission is by ticket only and so if you would like to attend, please contact Ian Southcott (07702 918494) – first come, first served!
As far as the Rugby World Cup (RWC) proper is concerned, CEMEX is supporting Rugby Borough Council’s initiative that makes the town of Rugby an official RWC venue even though it will not actually host any of the games. This is, of course, due to the town’s historic connection with the game.
The Borough Council are creating a Fanzone which, on non-match days, will be hosting a wide variety of events. The Festival of Rugby Guide is widely available and copies are held on reception at CEMEX House. During the six weeks of the tournament, the Fanzone will also be used for an educational programme which will involve something like 2,500 children from the Borough. CEMEX is sponsoring this educational extravaganza as part of our commitment of Being the Best for Communities.