Student dances for Window on Warrington project

The Window on Warrington project logo was printed on to t shirts for the participants. Photo: Alexandra Murdey

The Window on Warrington project logo was printed on to t shirts for the participants. Photo: Alexandra Murdey

A UNIVERSITY student danced for Rugby League World Cup fans in Warrington.

Kerry Louise Upton, 19, a student at Edgehill University, danced on the pitch at half time during the Samoa vs Fiji quarter final match last weekend at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Miss Upton of Hayfield Road, Bredbury, in Stockport, was representing her university, performing alongside fellow students as part of the Window on Warrington dance performance project.

She said before the performance: ‘‘The dance we are doing symbolises Samoan and Warrington heritage.’’

As well as performing during half time, she danced in Warrington centre as part of a pre match warm up called march to the match.

She said after the event: ‘‘I felt it was really amazing because everyone was watching, and we got to watch the match which made it a whole day event. Also because there was a group energy and so many people were involved there was a really great atmosphere.’’

Window on Warrington is a project related to Warrington and Samoan culture, the team Warrington hosted for the Rugby League World Cup. The project was set up through Warrington Borough Council, after it bid to host a country. Participants in the performance included the young and old, ranging from three to 87 years old.

To find out more about the Window on Warrington project, visit http://www.culturewarrington.org/about-us/get-involved/window-on-warrington/

Chester Intelligencer reporter, Alexandra Murdey

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