Bowral Blacks v Wellingborough (UK) 2nd XV

As part of Bowral Blacks Rugby commitment to skills and player development, forward of the first Bowral Blacks Academy XV match at T G Milner Oval, Eastwood 2nd August at 10am, (which you are all a part of) Hunters Hill Rugby have invited Bowral Rugby U16/17s to participate in an Invitational Match this Friday night 24/7 at Boronia Park vs the touring UK School Wellingborough 2nd XV. Kick off is 7pm.

* Team Bus will leave Eridge Park Friday 24/7 at 4pm ( BE ON TIME)

* Warm Up/ Sign on at Boronia Park 6pm

* Kick off 7pm

* Dinner will be available at the Grounds

* Please bring $30 per head for bus trip (covering last Sunday, this Friday and this Sundays away game V Clovelly)

There will be 99 people coming from Wellingborough (87 students and 12 staff). They are bringing teams for Hockey, Netball, Soccer and of course Rugby. And I believe they are all coming to Boronia Park by the bus loads.

Click on the links to their travel blog above to monitor their progress. That will give us a real guide to their form. Wellingborough

About Wellingborough School (e1595)

Founded in 1595 – Yes that is 175 years before Captain Cook discovered Australia. It is one of the oldest schools in the country.

It is located in the East Midlands in the County of Northamptonshire about 1 1/2 hours (100km) north of London.

The school is an independent Co-educational school which is divided into three divisions: Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior and Sixth Form for kids aged 3 to 18 years of age

You may find interesting that the school has it’s own Combined Cadet Force (CCF) consisting of Army, Navy, RAF and Royal Marines. The CCF is compulsory for all Year 9 and 10 students – which is why they have a Rifle Range.

During World War 1 over 1000 old boys saw action and 181 were killed during battle. In WW2 another 95 Old Boys were killed in action.

Here is a list of their sporting facilities:


The School has a proud sporting reputation and is highly regarded throughout the Midlands. Every student participates in the sporting programme, which offers a variety of activities and opportunities. All Students from the age of 13 through to 18 have compulsory PE & Games. We are fortunate to have excellent sporting facilities, which comprise of:

* Floodlit Rugby Pitch

* 8 Rugby Pitches

* 9 Football Pitches

* 5 Cricket Squares and Bank of Artificial Cricket Nets

* 2 Full size floodlit Astroturf Sports Pitches

* 5 hard Tennis Courts / 9 Astro Courts / 3 Grass Courts

* Sports Hall – Indoor Football, Basketball. Gymnastics & Badminton

* 5 Netball Courts

* 2 Squash Courts

* Rifle Range

* 2 Grass Athletics Tracks

* 9 hole Golf Course.

We are also very fortunate to have excellent facilities located nearby for Outdoor pursuits, Water sports, Skiing etc.

The Staff at Wellingborough are very committed to the Sport and the majority are actively involved in coaching and taking sporting teams to fixtures. We have highly qualified specialists on the Staff for Rugby, Hockey, Football, Cricket, Basketball, Badminton, Shooting, Cross-Country & Athletics. We also employ Sports Coaches to assist with the provision for Hockey, Tennis, Rugby, Football, Aerobics, Trampolining & Netball.

On our Sporting Circuit we play such Schools as: Oundle, Kimbolton, Oakham, Stamford, Repton School, Uppingham, Bedford School, Northampton School for Boys/& Girls, The Leys, & numerous other excellent Schools. We also compete in National Competitions as well as County Cups etc.

Wellingborough School is a formal partnership School working with Northampton Saints Rugby Club.

So how many kids attend this School? 2000-3000?….No……Only about 850 boys and girls.