Blair Vining Invitational XV vs NZ Parliamentary Rugby Team (Photos/Results)

Apr 07, 2019
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The game was a joint fundraiser for Garston School (Funds to fit seatbelts in their school bus) and also to the Blair Vining Foundation. The game was played in great conditions and drew a crowd of about 500. Scotty “ Sumo “ Stevenson commentated the game with a slant on providing a humorous commentary. Photosby Dave Loudon Photography.

Result : The Blair Vining Invitational XV won the game the final score was 24 to 12

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says he was overwhelmed in the support shown for the charity rugby match yesterday (April 6).

“It was more than a game of rugby, it was about bringing people together to support two fantastic causes,” Mr Walker says.The charity rugby match raised $15,000 which will go to Garston School and the Blair Vining Sports Foundation.“Hundreds attended the game and packed out the Wakatipu Clubrooms for the auction afterwards.”

“I’m absolutely blown away by the level of support from Queenstown locals and businesses, and the supporters who travelled up from Winton and wider Southland for the game.”

“The weather was fantastic, and it was just such a great event to be a part of.”

The New Zealand Parliamentary Rugby Team play four games per year and support local charities by connecting with the community and helping to raise funds for a given cause.“I’m delighted to have been able to bring the Parliamentary team down south to play the Blair Vining Invitational Side.”

    “This year is a big year for our Parliamentary team as we are in preparation for the Parliamentary Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.”

“I cannot thank everyone enough for the support shown for this game and these two causes.”

“We had some amazing sponsorship from local business throughout Queenstown and Southland.”

“It wouldn’t have been possible without this.”

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