Join us in our celebrations

2023 marks a very special year for Wooden Spoon as we celebrate our 40th birthday.

This also coincides with the 200th anniversary of when Rugby School student, William Webb Ellis, with a fine disregard for the rules of football, took the ball in his arms and ran with it, originating the game of rugby football.

To mark these two important milestones Wooden Spoon and Rugby School are putting on a number of events and activities throughout the year and we would love you to get involved.


Rugby School Art Competition


Rugby School U9s Festival


Rugby School U11s Festival


World's Largest Scrum


Rugby School Vets Sevens Festival


Wooden Spoon Vets Versus Legends


Where the money goes

All money raised from will be shared amongst Wooden Spoon and Rugby School.

Wooden Spoon will use their share to fund life-changing projects supporting vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

Help young people

Rugby School’s share will go to the new 1823 Bursary at Rugby School, to help nurture a future rugby star.


We’d love you to get involved

We are looking for people and organisations to take part in our events and activities, to fundraise and donate.

If you would like to talk to a member of our team, please contact us by email at or give us a call on 01252 773720.

Company No 1847860, Registered in England Registered address: Sentinel House, Ancells Business Park, Harvest Crescent, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UZ

Charity Registration No 326691 (England & Wales) and SC039247 (Scotland)