Rugby for tourists is a huge hit

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Theguide -

THERE was a dis­tinct con­ti­nen­tal feel at Widnes RUFC when they hosted a unique rugby tour­na­ment or­gan­ised by Al­stom, who have re­cently opened a brand new state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity in Hale­bank, Widnes.

Plan­ning for the event be­gan back in 2015, when two Al­stom direc­tors – who shared a mu­tual in­ter­est in rugby – de­cided to set up a match be­tween Al­stom UK and Al­stom Paris. ●

That proved to be a great suc­cess, and since then, the event has grown year on year to this, the big­gest rugby tour so far.

So, in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the de­vel­op­ment of the new Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre at Hale­bank, the com­pany took ad­van­tage of the fa­cil­i­ties at Widnes RUFC, who were able to host 130 play­ers from LaRochelle, Paris, Tarbes, Villeur­banne and the UK and Ire­land.

In the end, LaRochelle came out on top, but the suc­cess of the tour­na­ment and the friend­ships and re­la­tion­ships that were made over the two days were the real win­ners.

In fact, it was so suc­cess­ful, that Al­stom hope to come to Widnes at some time again in the fu­ture.

In ad­di­tion to the rugby, the com­pany also car­ried out a re­ally suc­cess­ful sus­tain­abil­ity event whereby they vis­ited four schools in Run­corn and Widnes to pro­mote en­gi­neer­ing and the im­por­tance of ed­u­ca­tion as a ca­reer path.

Al­stom col­leagues from France also took the op­por­tu­nity to visit the brand new fa­cil­ity in Hale­bank.

Widnes RUFC hosted a rugby tour­na­ment or­gan­ised by Al­stom who have opened a new fa­cil­ity lo­cally.

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