Monday, 18 November 2013

The Most Beautiful Moment

Today I thought I'd be talking about more bargain shopping and meeting Spelly* in Wigan but something else swamped all other happenings this weekend - and plenty of things happened. 

Yesterday we were part of the most amazing thing I've experienced at a sporting event. We went to the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington for the quarter final of RLWC 2013, Fiji v Samoa. At the end of the game thousands of spectators remained behind to applaud the players, especially as Samoa had been based in Warrington for the tournament. 

We waited, clapping and cheering as both teams formed a huddle in the centre of the pitch. As the tv camera focused in on one of the players it became obvious that they were praying. The crowd fell silent, seriously you could have heard a pin drop. It was an amazingly beautiful moment and everyone was clearly taken aback by it. When the prayer was over the teams broke away for their lap of honour and we brought the noise. 

It was one of those moments that words can't really describe but I am so happy to have been there to be part of it. 

*Spelly is a Rugby League superfan who although he's a Swinton supporter has a soft spot for Widnes. 

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