To support RWC 2015 Land Rover recently launched their ‘We Deal In Real’ campaign, a programme of events and activities which aims to champion grassroots rugby. What better way to do this than by recruiting a group of young players from the Coventry and Warwickshire area to represent their club as official match day mascots for Wasps?
To be in with a chance of winning a Wasps’ mascot place, club coaches are being asked to nominate one player from their club (aged between 7 and 14 years old) who truly represents ‘We Deal In Real’ and embodies the spirit of rugby through their determination, strength of character and resilience.
If you’re a local club coach, to nominate a player from your team all you need to do is fill in the form below and describe in 200 words or less how the youngster you’ve chosen demonstrates “We Deal In Real” and upload an image that illustrates why the player should be selected for the role. Entries are open until the 30th January and the lucky winners will be announced at the start of February.
The players chosen will have a truly memorable match day experience at the Ricoh Arena, where they’ll not only have the privilege of leading the team out, but will also receive match day tickets for themselves, two guests and 20 members of their club, so they can share the experience with their coach and team mates.
Winners will also receive an official Land Rover mascot kit, a behind the scenes tour of the Ricoh Arena, the chance to meet Wasps’ players and for their rugby club to be profiled in the Wasps match day programme.
Wasps’ captain James Haskell commented:
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for youngsters to be at the very heart of professional rugby and share a special moment with the Wasps team. It’s always a great honour to walk out onto the pitch representing your rugby club, so it will be a fantastic experience for the mascots selected and for the Wasps players”.
All entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges, including a member of the Wasps Community team and former Wasps’ captain, Chris Bell.
If you are a club coach and would like to submit an entry please click here before the 30th January.