Rugby foundation launched in memory of former student

Following the tragic death of one of our former students in 2010, Mount St Mary’s College will launch a special rugby foundation this summer.

Keen rugby player Tony Ho was killed while studying at Bradford University. His love of rugby grew while he was pupil at Mount St Mary’s College, and stayed with him until his untimely death.

As the school prepares to host the fifth Tony Ho Rugby Camp for girls and boys this summer, it is hoped the new Foundation will help support the project as it continues and allow others to benefit from the type of education Tony enjoyed.

The dinner, which will take place at the Mount’s Pavilion, will be attended by a number of international players and coaches.

A contingent from Kowloon Rugby Club in Hong Kong, where Tony was from, is also due to attend.

The dinner will take place on Thursday, August 8, at 7pm and instead of black tie, attendees are asked to wear rugby shirts and jeans. Tickets cost £35.

Dr Nicholas Cuddihy, Mount St Mary’s College headmaster, said: “Tony was an incredibly popular student.

“He came to us from Hong Kong having never picked up a rugby ball before, and by the time he went off to university, he had developed a real passion for the game and had played for our First XV.

“The whole school and rugby community was deeply shocked by Tony’s tragic and untimely death and we want to ensure his memory lives on.

“We hope the launch of the Tony Ho Rugby Foundation will create a lasting legacy and be a true reflection of the spirit of life here at the Mount.”

To get tickets for the dinner or to find out more about the rugby camp please email: sport@msmcollege.com

 

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