One In A Million staff member Ross Dunn was selected for International Honours when he headed to Poland to represent Great Britain Teachers Rugby league squad on their first ever tour abroad. Leaving on the 26th October, Great Britain Teachers Rugby League embarked on a tour of Poland to play two matches against a Polish select team and the Polish national team as part of their build up to the Associations Cup, whereby they play games against the British Armed Forces, British Police and British Students. The squad, as selected by Head Coach Marc Simon, is made up of various teachers who play for community clubs across the length and breadth of the country.
The tour involved a first up game against the Polish select team at Skierniewice Stadium Osir. In very cold conditions, it was the GB teacher’s team that controlled the game from the first whistle, eventually running out comfortable 78:6 winners against a very eager but inexperienced Polish side. The flagship game against the Polish National Team took place at the Lodz speedway stadium two days later. Again, the GB teams experience and knowledge of the game enabled them to run out comfortable 84-0 winners, against a physical and robust Polish team. Even though the score line appeared to be one sided, the commitment and endeavour of the Polish players was a constant throughout both games and they left each game with a deeper understanding of how the game is played.
“It is such an honour to have the opportunity to represent your country at any level, especially more so when the opportunity comes against a full international side. The experience was a great learning opportunity, and I would like to thank all at One In A Million for their support and encouragement during this endeavour.” Ross Dunn, OIAM