Tony Ho Foundation Dinner

Tony Ho, was a boarder at the Mount before going on to university in Bradford. Tragically, Tony was killed while he was at university in 2010.

Tony, who was originally from Hong Kong, had never played rugby until he arrived in Spinkhill but quickly developed a passion for the game.

Following his tragic death, an annual rugby camp has been held at the school in his memory, and this year – which marked the fifth anniversary of the camp - the highlight of the event was the launch of the foundation.

Mount St Mary’s College Headmaster, Dr Nicholas Cuddihy, said the event was a ‘tremendous success’ and a fitting tribute to Tony.

“We had a brilliant turnout,” he said. “Rather than making it a black tie event, all those who attended wore rugby shirts and jeans.

“The room was a sea of colour and included guest players from Kowloon Rugby Club, where Tony played in Hong Kong. There was a true sense of camaraderie and it was a wonderful occasion to remember a very special young man.”

Dr Cuddihy added: “Our aim is to make sure his legacy lives on and that other young rugby players are given every chance to be the best they can. We are very much committed to ensuring his memory lives on.”

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