Civil Service rugby match raises funds for Wooden Spoon

Rugby teams from Wales and England Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC), came together at Cardiff Arms Park last night to replicate a historic match that took place in 1923 between the Welsh and English Civil Service.

Wales were victorious on the night, beating England in a 51-26 result. The home team came out on top in a high-spirited friendly match which showcased the best of Civil Service Rugby in front of hundreds of spectators. The match also raised £1260 for Wooden Spoon.

CARDIFF, WALES – 25 MAY 2022: The Civil Service Sports Council Rugby fixture between Wales & England In recognition and celebration of 100 years of the Civil Service Sports Council at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales. Pics by John Smith.


Matt Bazeley, CEO at CSSC, said: “Over the past year and throughout 2022 we have been celebrating the rich heritage of CSSC and the important role we have played in the nation’s sporting history over the past 100 years. As a founding member of the Rugby Football Union, it has been a real honour to see this match come together to both recognise and champion Civil Service Rugby and congratulations to the Wales team on their victory.”

The match officials at the game very generously chose to donate their match fees to Wooden Spoon. A huge thank you must go to the officials, players and CSSC.

Proceeds from the match ticket sales are to be donated to Wooden Spoon.

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