Following a great match last year, an Agricultural Industry XV, created by GSC Grays and Genus, will again be taking on Wensleydale Rugby Club in a pre-season friendly on Friday 26th August, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, following the successful recovery from cancer of one of the Agricultural Industry team players.
The Agricultural Industry XV consists of a number of local farmers, GSC Grays employees, Genus employees and clients and a number of others from the agricultural sector, or indeed anyone else they can persuade!
GSC Grays were triumphant in the first match held at the Leyburn ground back in 2013, with Wensleydale beating the Agricultural XV in the following two years - this could be our year!
The initial idea for the match came from Colin Lucas of Genus, who has himself successfully recovered from cancer and was keen to add his support to the hard work and dedication shown to him by the Macmillan Cancer Support team. “Wensleydale have been keen to take on the challenge again this year and we are looking forward to evening up the score line!!!”
Phil Scott-Priestley, Director of GSC Grays who has play in all three matches, commented that “The match has proved a great success over the last couple of years, both from a spectator and players perspective. It’s a gruelling but fun way to raise some money for such a great cause, whilst providing a bit of entertainment for those on the sidelines too!"