Rugby players from Burgess Hill’s Under-12s are holding a cycle challenge, fundraising quiz evening and raffle to raise money for their first tour.

The team, who have been unbeaten so far during their first league season, are hoping to improve their skills with a visit to play local sides in Weymouth, Dorset, in April.

But first the players need to raise £3,000 to fund the tour and are hoping local sports fans will help them on their way by supporting their fundraising efforts.

Players will be hoping to drum up support when they spend the morning riding the equivalent distance to Weymouth on exercise bikes outside Tesco in Burgess Hill on Saturday 8 February.

The team will also be holding a Quiz Evening, on Friday 21 February at 7.30pm, at Burgess Hill Rugby Club. Tickets are £10 each to include a ploughman’s meal, with a bar open for drinks.

Raffle prizes will include a month’s worth of personal training sessions, family days out at local attractions and a voucher for Wickwoods Country Club spa.

Head Coach Jason John said: “We have a great bunch of lads who are totally committed to the game and have been brilliant ambassadors for Burgess Hill. They’ve been unbeaten so far this season and are getting better all the time. We think the tour will be a fantastic opportunity for them to work on their skills and give them a real sense of what they’re able to achieve.

“The boys are up for the challenge of working hard to raise the money needed for the tour and to show their commitment they will be cycling 200km on exercise bikes outside Tesco on 8 February. They love to talk about the game, so if you love rugby please come along and say hello and maybe spare a couple of pounds for their funds.”

To buy tickets for the Quiz Evening or donate to the team’s fundraising, please visit