The London Irish Community Team delivered a hugely successful St Patrick’s Day Festival at Reading University last Sunday (20th March).

There were over 600 children partaking from 50 Clubs across Hampshire and Berkshire. Each team played at least four matches with teams reaching the knock-out stages playing a maximum of six.

London Irish players Dominic Waldouck, Christian Lewis-Pratt, Curtis Langdon and Joe Cokanasiga were all in attendance to see the future stars of London Irish in action.

Alton RFC claimed the spoils in the under 7s with Tadley Tigers winning the under 8s title. Newbury RFC won the under 9s event with Oakmedians RFC taking home the under 10s title.

Once the Festival concluded, all in attendance made their way to the Madejski Stadium to see London Irish defeat Gloucester in the St Patrick’s Day Game.

The Festival winners had the privilege of forming the guard of honour as both London Irish and Gloucester ran onto the field.

Andy Keast, Head of Community at London Irish said: “I would like to thank all the teams for participating. We had over 1000 people in attendance overall so a big thank you to all the parents for their support in getting their children to the Festival.

“I would also like to thank Reading University for hosting us and to all the staff for ensuring an enjoyable day. We look forward to welcoming all the teams back for the 2017 St Patrick’s Day Festival.”

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