A group of rowers from the Community team at Worcester Warriors will be aiming to show how oar-some they are when they take part in a Charity Rowathon at Bath Rugby on Friday, July 17.
Matt Warne, Teacher at Warriors Study Centre, Dave Rogers, Education Programme Co-ordinator, and Simon Lane, Community Rugby Officer, will be competing for the prized trophy over 21,000 metres while at the same time building up a sweat and raising much needed funds for The Wooden Spoon.
The Wooden Spoon is the children's charity of the rugby world and has been a major backer of Playing for Success (PfS) and donates money to the Study Centre programme.
For 25 years Spoon has harnessed the spirit and values of rugby to give disadvantaged children in Britain and Ireland a chance to achieve their full potential in life. Over this time more than 350 projects have been supported with over £15million given in grants to national and local projects.
The team from Sixways Stadium will be up against other rugby sides, including Bath Rugby, Gloucester and Bristol Rugby, and other sporting sides at the event.
Warriors youngsters Huw Taylor and Jack Singleton will start for England in the World Rugby Under 20 Championship final against Ireland this Saturday night at Sale Sharks' AJ Bell Stadium (kick-off 7pm).
Worcester Warriors Chief Executive Jim O'Toole has dismissed suggestions made in a national newspaper that the Club is pulling back on its long-term financial commitment to become an established Aviva Premiership Club.