Rugby club’s first overseas tour for 30 years

Twenty Whitby Rugby Club youngsters going on a tour to northern Portugal
Twenty Whitby Rugby Club youngsters going on a tour to northern Portugal
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A GROUP of 20 youngsters from Whitby Rugby Club are flying out to northern Portugal on Wednesday (13 April) in the club’s first junior tour outside the UK for 30 years.

The under 15s and under 16s are to play Clube de Rugby Arcos de Valdevez on Thursday (14 April) and Associacao Academica de Coimbra on Sunday 17 April.

Coimbra is a city south of Porto with very old university - a bit like Cambridge.

Ex-Whitby player Simon Dixon, now playing for CRAV, arranged the tour along with Whitby Rugby Club’s Jim Fountain.

The tour coincides with Whitby Rugby Club’s 60th anniversary this year.