South Africa goal for Bradford Grammar School rugby teams

A BRADFORD school’s rugby union teams are taking on their very own unique 8,000 mile trek.

Bradford Grammar School are big on the sport, with former Bulls and Bradford Salem man Glenn Morrison among the coaching staff there. And with a senior tour to South Africa on the horizon once Covid restrictions are over, the school thought they’d get there early…sort of.

Five BGS teams will travel the distance from the school to Cape Town, by whatever means, provided it is non-motorised. Any physical exertion counts, even it is by unusual means like skiing, kayaking or horse riding. The goal the players are looking to reach is 7,799 miles, which according to Google Maps, is the distance on foot.

The money raised from the challenge will be going to the Rugby Parents Association, who fund many things to improve the overall rugby experience at BGS. Some funds will go towards the aforementioned real-life tour of South Africa, as well as other junior tour items. A portion will also go towards the school’s chosen charity, Oddballs, an underwear brand that raises awareness of testicular cancer.

There will be individual and team prizes on offer for those participating, and though the challenge began on Thursday, it is not too late to sign up. Contact to get involved.

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