RUGBY CLUB STRENGTHEN LINKS WITH CLIFTON COMMUNITY
Excited children from Milford School in Clifton recently greeted Nottingham Rugby Club’s back row star Phil Eggleshaw and mascot Archie the Stag. Local schools are being given the opportunity to support their local Championship side, while the club strengthen their links with the community by visiting local children as part of their ‘Schools of the Week’ programme.
Eggleshaw told The Local News: “It was a great morning and we really enjoyed the day. It’s a great part of what the community team does to get out and meet with young fans and give them the chance to come along and see Nottingham at a great stadium. Loads of the children were clearly very interested in sport and it is always brilliant when we are met with such an enthusiastic response.
“Kids always love Archie the Stag, so we always try to take him along to make the children happy and show a very fun side of the game. The Schools of the Week initiative is a great chance for us to get out into various areas of Nottingham and spread the word that we value our local fans, and want to encourage as many youngsters as possible to grow up with rugby.”
Look out for December’s issue of the Local News for a chance to win tickets for a very special night of rugby in Nottingham. The Green and Whites face Irish side Munster in the British and Irish Cup on Friday 14th January 2011 (7.30pm). Munster are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and you could be there courtesy of Nottingham Rugby Club and your Nottingham Local News. For more information visit their website at nottinghamrugby.co.uk.