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2:00pm Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
BICESTER rugby players will take on a team of soldiers for their first match in seven years.
Organised by Bicester mayor Dan Sames, a team from Bicester Rugby club will compete against players from 23 Pioneer Regiment on Saturday for the Mayor’s Charity Shield.
The match will consist of three games involving seven, 10 and 15-a-side teams, and will take place at Bicester Rugby Club’s ground, in Oxford Road.
Points will also be awarded in a tug-of-war and knockout challenge.
Mr Sames said: “It will be a great day for the whole family and a chance for our military and civilian communities to get together.
“There will be activities for the children, a bouncy castle and a barbecue. So come along, see the sport and help raise money for two great charities.”
This year the mayor’s charities are 23 Pioneer Regiment Benevolent Fund and the Leukaemia ward at the Churchill Hospital.
Gates open at 1pm and rugby will kick-off at 3pm.