Henderson Joins Hadden & Co At Parliament

Glasgow Warriors' Andy Henderson will join fellow Scotland players and Scotland coach Frank Hadden at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday when they launch the Calcutta Cup on a tour of the nation. Patricia Ferguson, the Minister for Sport and many MSPs will mark the start of the Calcutta Cupa?'s journey when they join the Scotland coach and players on the steps of Parliament for a 1230 photocall._Minutes later, Hadden, accompanied by his players and the Calcutta Cup, will address a special session of the parliamentary Cross-Party Group on Sport, which is chaired by Dennis Canavan MSP._The coach will offer the politicians a first hand account of Scotlanda?'s RBS 6 Nations campaign, which included winning the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield in February. He will also discuss how Scottish Rugby plans to use the cup this year at community events around Scotland, to encourage more people to get involved with rugby and sport as a whole.Frank Hadden feels the choice of venue was appropriate for the launch. a??Wea?"ve really appreciated the support wea?"ve received this season from the politicians. The First Minister, Jack McConnell, was at Murrayfield to see us beat the French and sent the squad a congratulatory card and the Minister for Sport, Patricia Ferguson, witnessed our Calcutta Cup victory over England. a??So it feels entirely appropriate to launch the Calcutta Cup tour of our clubs and communities on the steps of Parliament and with our account to the Cross-Party Group. Ita?'s not every day youa?"re asked to make a presentation at Parliament in front of politicians who take a special interest in sport and wea?"re looking forward to it enormously.a??Scotland captain Jason White said, a??Thursday will be the first time this small group of players has got together off the pitch since the end of the Six Nations and I cana?'t think of a better reason to do so than to launch the Calcutta Cup tour. Wea?"re determined to make best use of the cup.a??Chris Paterson added, a??Ia?"m looking forward to the launch. The Cross Party meeting offers us a great opportunity to explain how our clubs can all benefit from the recent national success. Winning the cup that day was very special and if we can use this to inspire young boys and girls to take up rugby and encourage teenagers to stay in the sport or even get back into sport, then thata?'s ideal.a??Glasgow Warriors' Andy Henderson will join fellow Scotland players and Scotland coach Frank Hadden at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday when they launch the Calcutta Cup on a tour of the nation. Patricia Ferguson, the Minister for Sport and many MSPs will mark the start of the Calcutta Cupa?'s journey when they join the Scotland coach and players on the steps of Parliament for a 1230 photocall._Minutes later, Hadden, accompanied by his players and the Calcutta Cup, will address a special session of the parliamentary Cross-Party Group on Sport, which is chaired by Dennis Canavan MSP._The coach will offer the politicians a first hand account of Scotlanda?'s RBS 6 Nations campaign, which included winning the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield in February. He will also discuss how Scottish Rugby plans to use the cup this year at community events around Scotland, to encourage more people to get involved with rugby and sport as a whole.Frank Hadden feels the choice of venue was appropriate for the launch. a??Wea?"ve really appreciated the support wea?"ve received this season from the politicians. The First Minister, Jack McConnell, was at Murrayfield to see us beat the French and sent the squad a congratulatory card and the Minister for Sport, Patricia Ferguson, witnessed our Calcutta Cup victory over England. a??So it feels entirely appropriate to launch the Calcutta Cup tour of our clubs and communities on the steps of Parliament and with our account to the Cross-Party Group. Ita?'s not every day youa?"re asked to make a presentation at Parliament in front of politicians who take a special interest in sport and wea?"re looking forward to it enormously.a??Scotland captain Jason White said, a??Thursday will be the first time this small group of players has got together off the pitch since the end of the Six Nations and I cana?'t think of a better reason to do so than to launch the Calcutta Cup tour. Wea?"re determined to make best use of the cup.a??Chris Paterson added, a??Ia?"m looking forward to the launch. The Cross Party meeting offers us a great opportunity to explain how our clubs can all benefit from the recent national success. Winning the cup that day was very special and if we can use this to inspire young boys and girls to take up rugby and encourage teenagers to stay in the sport or even get back into sport, then thata?'s ideal.a??