First events are an­nounced for Trin­der­mo­nial

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A LAUNCH event was held for Henry Trinder’s tes­ti­mo­nial sea­son at The Ivy in Chel­tenham.

Past and present Cherry and Whites stars, chair­man Martin St Quin­ton, busi­ness lead­ers, char­ity mem­bers and peo­ple from the lo­cal rugby com­mu­nity were in at­ten­dance as de­tails of what’s in store for ‘Trin­der­mo­nial’ were re­vealed.

Trinder has been at Glouces­ter for 12 years with the for­mer Cirences­ter youth player com­ing through the club’s acad­emy and mak­ing 162 ap­pear­ances.

“It’s been a long time but it’s also

gone in the blink of an eye,” the pop­u­lar cen­tre said.

“I’ve ob­vi­ously had my ups and downs with in­juries but I’ve loved ev­ery minute of it and it’s re­ally nice and I’m grate­ful for all the peo­ple who have seen the ef­fort I’ve put in.”

To spend so long at one club is rare in rugby these days and Trinder spoke of the hon­our of be­ing awarded a tes­ti­mo­nial.

“Not many peo­ple do it, es­pe­cially in this day and age,” he said.

“You’ve got me and Char­lie Sharples, who started at the same time, and the amount of peo­ple that have come along while we’ve been here has been amaz­ing.

“I’ve played with a lot of play­ers, we’ve had five dif­fer­ent head coaches since I’ve been here and that turn­around lets you have an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of a club that ap­pre­ci­ate you and want you and stick with you through all the ups and downs.”

Trinder’s cho­sen char­ity is the Pied Piper Ap­peal and the chair­man of the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is for­mer Glouces­ter flanker Pete Glanville.

On the large turnout for the launch event, Trinder said: “I’m blown away. It’s a real nice hum­bling feel­ing to know that so many peo­ple want to sup­port what we’re try­ing to do.

“We’re work­ing with Pied Piper and that’s a char­ity that’s al­ways been very close to me. They’ve worked along­side Glouces­ter Rugby for a few years as well.

“I’m very grate­ful for all the sup­port. I’d love to get as many peo­ple to help out as pos­si­ble.”

Here is a list of the events tak­ing place (dates to be con­firmed):

Trin­der­mo­nial Glouces­ter Rugby Cup game - With no pre-sea­son fix­tures this sea­son, Trinder’s tes­ti­mo­nial match will be one of their cup games. The fix­tures for the Pre­mier­ship Rugby Cup were re­vealed on Wed­nes­day and it is likely to be con­firmed soon af­ter.

Rugby World Cup brunch - A chance to watch Eng­land in com­fort with break­fast at King­sholm in Septem­ber.

Game Shoot - In Novem­ber, Glouces­ter stars will get in­volved in two game shoots in the Glouces­ter­shire coun­try­side.

Half-term kids camp - Gordon League and Cirences­ter to host rugby camps over two days.

Ladies night - One of the most highly an­tic­i­pated events is due to take place in Novem­ber (venue to be con­firmed) with the Trin­der­mo­nial 2020 cal­en­dar to go on sale.

Ques­tion of Sport - For­mer and cur­rent sport stars to bat­tle it out at King­sholm in the for­mat of the pop­u­lar BBC show in Fe­bru­ary 2020.

Gala Din­ner with Box­ing Ex­trav­a­ganza - To be held at The Cen­taur at Chel­tenham Race­course in March or April. Black tie event with food and drinks with some box­ing to pro­vide the en­ter­tain­ment.

Golf Day - A chance to play along­side Glouces­ter play­ers next June or July. Venue TBC.

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