A GROUP of children from a Basingstoke Rugy Football Club took part in a muddy obstacle course to raise funds for charity.

A team of 12 players from the Basingstoke club’s mini team joined in Cancer Research UK’s 5km Pretty Muddy Kids event run at War Memorial Park on Sunday, May 26 raising an incredible £1,425 for charity.

Starting in glorious sunshine and finishing in a torrential downpour, the teammates maintained their spirit throughout the event to complete the fun-packed muddy obstacle course which included climbing, crawling and sliding their way around the 5k route. 

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Basingstoke Gazette: The team from Basingstoke Rugby ClubThe children took part in the event to meet up during the half-term break and were described by the club as ‘brilliant ambassadors for Basingstoke Ruby’, all wearing their club kit with pride and cheered on by supporters.

Basingstoke RFC trains on Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am for any boys or girls who want to learn to play the sport.

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A spokesperson for the club said: “It is a great way to get your children running around and keeping fit and healthy, whilst having lots of fun with a structured programme of non-contract games (school years one to three) that will keep them excited but also start to build their core rugby skills.

“It is also about creating an environment where the children start to understand the key values that rugby provides – teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.”

They added: “We are super proud of what the team achieved – they have already agreed to sign up for next year and want to get even more of their team to take part.”

For more information visit basingstokerfc.com/teams.