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Another top English team is taking part in World Schools Festival

By Tom Parker
Trinity celebrate becoming 2021/22 National Cup Champions

Trinity from Croydon – one of the top in-form rugby teams in England – have been named as the latest addition to the World Schools Festival in Thailand this December. The London school have risen up the ranks in impressive fashion over the past few years in schools rugby and having enjoyed success as RFU National Cup champions in 2021/2022, they have continued that form this season and beaten many of the top schools that have been put in their way.


The World Schools Festival will feature eight of the top rugby schools from around the world in a bid to see who is currently the world’s best team. Playing in light blue, Trinity were finalists in the St Joseph’s Festival in October, beating the likes of Kirkham and Wellington College.

They lost narrowly to Millfield school in the final of that competition and both sides could now face each other again in a repeat of that tight encounter.

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The invitation for Trinity to participate in the World Schools Festival demonstrates how the tournament is focused on featuring the very best schools in the world when it comes to playing quality.

The London-based school will join the likes of Grey College, Hamilton Boy’s High and St Michael’s College at the festival which will take place on December 11-17.

Ian Kench, the Trinity director of sport, said: “We were honoured to be invited. This is fantastic for the players and the school to be part of such an outstanding line-up from around the world. There is simply nothing else like this.


“It is an opportunity we simply didn’t want to miss out on and it is wonderful recognition for the school’s rugby programme and the achievements of this squad. It is going to be a truly unique and memorable week for everyone involved.”

  • For more information about the tournament in Thailand, click here to visit the official World Schools Festival website




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