AN OLYMPIC torchbearer joined rugby fans to help them celebrate the flame relay through Bracknell.

Ice and inline hockey player Monica Petrosino, from Easthampstead, was a torchbearer in Slough yesterday (Tuesday) then brought her torch to celebrations at Bracknell Rugby Football Club.

The club in Lily Hill Road had organised a barbecue, tug-of-war match and tag rugby game to mark the relay taking place right by its grounds.

For more on the Olympic relay through Bracknell, see this week's News out tomorrow (Thursday).