Lewis Moody says Thank You to the First World War Generation
On Thursday 18th October, The Royal British Legion released a film featuring the Rugby Football Union’s Great War Ambassador, Lewis Moody.
TRBL and the RFU are commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War and saying ‘Thank You’ with this specially commissioned film.
World Cup winner Moody talks about the challenges his great-grandfather faced in the First World War. Lewis keeps the medals won by his great-grandfather and often used them for inspiration throughout his rugby career.
Lewis Moody said: “I am honoured to take part in the Royal British Legion’s “Thank You” movement, and to reflect on the huge contribution that the First World War generation has made to our society. Over the last four years and as the RFU’s Great War Ambassador, I have seen the huge challenges faced by those who fought in the First World War. I wanted to say thank you to all those in the rugby world, everyone on the front line and those at home who served and sacrificed, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.”
The film will be shown on social media in the run up to the England v New Zealand match on 10th November 2018 at Twickenham, at which The Legion is the RFU’s charity match-day partner.