A JUNIOR rugby team in Wrexham is taking on a fundraising challenge to raise money for their end-of-season tour.

Wrexham Rugby Club under 14's have hopes to go on tour at the end of the season and in preparation for doing so are hoping to raise as much money as possible. 

Having previously been to Gwent, Swansea, and Worcester, next year's trip could involve a trip out of the UK, but the final destination has yet to be decided. 

The coaches and parents, made up of volunteers do various fundraising activities to lower the cost for each child to go on the trip. 

And with the Rugby World Cup final being held in Paris, the players and parents are on a virtual race to the Stade de France, which is almost 500 miles long.

A JustGiving page has been set up, with an initial target of £1,000 set by the team. 


U14 volunteer, Cara Livesey said: "Our group is completely voluntary so we go about various fundraising activities to find places for the boys on our annual tour. So far we’ve been to Swansea, Worcester and Gwent. They are such good fun and allow the boys to be part of something special. 

"We would like to raise as much funding as possible through various events, sponsorships, and donations to help subsidise the cost of the tour so our parents aren’t hit with a huge cost. 

"We are keen for every member of our team to attend, and finish the season with an amazing experience and memories for a lifetime. 

"I’ve managed to get most of the parents and all of the children involved. The parents have dusted off their lycra shorts and will race the boys 495 miles to the finishing line. 

"We log our kilometres daily on an app and can see each other racing towards the finishing line. We also do bake sales, raffles and race nights. Anything to help."