A Proper Brighton Welcome for Japan and Samoa Rugby Teams

Brighton Dome has been chosen to host a Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremony for Japan and Samoa on Friday 11 September.

The ceremonies will be a celebration of the Team’s achievements and will include Team friends and family as well as the local community and will be an official welcome to England and Wales for the Team featuring their presentation of Tournament Caps and Rugby World Cup 2015 Participation Medals.

Other Welcome Ceremonies will be taking place in venues across the country, including Hampton Court Palace, Eastbourne Bandstand and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff who will be welcoming the twenty best teams as they arrive for th Rugby World Cup 2015.

Each ceremony will have four Cap and Medal Bearers which will be 16 to 24 year olds representing the legacy of Rugby World Cup 2015. They are selected from local clubs and educational institutions and include players, Young Rugby Ambassadors and students from schools that are part of the RFU’s All Schools programme.

The ceremonies at Brighton Dome will feature a performance of World in Union from Westdene Primary School, from Brighton (for Japan) and Chestnuts Primary School from Bletchley, Milton Keynes (for Samoa).