Early February saw the arrival of a rugby club from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The club had kindly hosted Mill Hill School on their South American tour in 2012 and we thought that returning the favour was the decent thing to do. Parents of our School charitably welcomed players into their homes for two nights, which gave the visitors a chance to sample the delights and culture of North London. On Sunday 2 February, Mill Hill played their opponents on Top Field, which for some was their last game in the brown and white hoops, and to say that the Argentinians taught us a thing or two about how to play the game is an understatement; this was a team that hadn’t lost one game on their tour and they were simply a joy to watch from the sidelines.
The occasion concluded with a dinner in the Dining Hall where both speeches and presentations were made. Captain, William Alton was awarded Player of the match along with Reece Tanner who controlled the game well from fly half. This was certainly an experience that the Mill Hill boys won’t forget in a hurry and we are very keen to maintain the link with Buenos Aires Cricket and Rugby club in future years. One parent commented: “For a 16 year old to entertain a group of overseas lads from another continent will prove massively important for his character development as well as an amazing confidence booster – Thank you”.
Mill Hill School works closely with the Tag Rugby Trust and next month, this charity is holding a fundraising ball at Madame Tussauds in London. Please click here for details of this event or contact Mr Turner, Director of Rugby, for further information.