Derbyshire youngster's sport for all showcase

A sport-mad schoolboy from Castleton is to host a rugby tournament to spread the word about disabled sport.

Thursday, 27th July 2017, 12:36 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:59 pm
Sam Haddock who is organising a charity rugby match in aid of disabled sport.
Sam Haddock who is organising a charity rugby match in aid of disabled sport.

On Wednesday, September 27, nine-year-old Sam Haddock will stage a ‘rugby bonanza’ at Barlborough Hall School near Chesterfield.

He is doing it to raise money for disability charity READY - which campaigns for equal access to sport for disabled youngsters.

Sam’s mum, Emma, said: “Sam says he absolutely loves sport and it isn’t fair everyone can’t do it.

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Sam Haddock who is organising a charity rugby match in aid of disabled sport.

“He thinks everyone should have the same chance.

“The idea was Sam’s but the school have got behind it 100 per cent.”

Sam has already signed up a number of Under 11 teams from schools in the surrounding area as well as sponsorship from Techman Engineering, Westfield health charitable trust and Moorfield Design.

All the money raised will go towards READY and will help give young people every chance to play sport in their local area.

Sam Haddock who is organising a charity rugby match in aid of disabled sport.

Any school which fancies a crack at winning the tournament in September, or would like to host a sporting event of its own, should contact Sam at [email protected] or his school at [email protected]

To donate to Sam’s cause, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamHaddock.

Sam Haddock who is organising a charity rugby match in aid of disabled sport.
Sam Haddock who is organising a charity rugby match in aid of disabled sport.