This month the annual Sparstoke Cup will be contested for the eight time between Basingstoke Academy and Sparsholt College, played in memory of former Basingstoke player and Sparsholt student, Tom Aslett.

Tom died just aged 20 following an unfortunate tractor accident and due to his love of Rugby his family and friends decided to create a match in his memory. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was chosen to benefit because of their efforts to help Tom after his accident and so far over £56,000 has been raised from the first seven years of the competition.

This year’s match will take place on Wednesday 26th November, 7pm at Down Grange, Basingstoke. Please come and show your support for the College and contribute to a fantastic event dedicated to a former student of the College. We look forward to seeing you there.

Nick Harrison, College Sport Maker