WWI Resources: Rugby Remembers

Rugby Remembers

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WWI Resources: Rugby Remembers

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) are proud to come together to launch Rugby Remembers – a project which will honour those rugby players who served and died during the First World War.

A hundred years ago, conflict originating in Europe had spread around the world.

In the midst of a ferocious war on land, at sea and in the air, countless men enlisted, eager to be fighting for their King and country, amongst them many rugby players - fit young athletes who would make a vast contribution to the war effort.

Club members often joined up together - and sadly, quite often they died together too.

Here we’ll explore some of these stories. There’ll be news about the CWGC and RFU partnership, engagement resources and a chance to win tickets to see Old Mutual Wealth Cup: England v Barbarians in May.

The RFU and CWGC have launched a competition to encourage young people, rugby club juniors and schools to visit one of the hundreds of UK-based CWGC sites, and explore the research into the hundreds of rugby club members who went off to fight in First World War never to return.

To be in with a chance of attending the Old Mutual Wealth Cup: England vs Barbarians Match on Sunday 28 May, you need to visit either a CWGC UK site or a memorial board in your school or club and upload a photo to Twitter or Facebook using #rugbyremembers and @CWGC.

Download the resource pack below for full details on how to get involved.

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