I thought I would give you an update on our exciting rebrand and let you know how our mascot got on during his big day at Twickenham.
The logo and artwork has had a freshen up and we have adopted the strap line “injury claims ethically”, because that’s what we do!
West Park Leeds under 12’s rugby team are doubly lucky. As Lorraine said in her last post, one of them (the lucky Jack Booth) got to go to Twickenham to walk out with the team and his mentor, Danny Care the livewire scrum half who played his junior rugby at West Park too. The match was shown in the clubhouse in Bramhope on matchday V the Springboks and the biggest cheer was saved for when Jack appeared on the big screen.
He and his equally lucky dad Tony had a brilliant day, although England couldn’t put the icing on the cake, going down to a narrow nail-biting defeat. England saved the best till last though and won emphatically the week after against a stunned World Champion All Blacks side.
It was great to see our logo on Jack’s shirt, although I doubt chief England sponsors O2 were quivering their boots.
I said West Park U12’s were doubly lucky and that is because England coach and Leeds local Stuart Lancaster helps to coach them too, when he’s not very busy with his day job! We don’t see too much of him when England are playing, but we can forgive him that because he is great when he is around and really gets stuck with the coaching. He was on hand yesterday to help the boys acheive a sound Yorkshire Cup win over Doncaster. I was proud to see all of the boys wearing their new shirts, complete with Ibbotson Brady logos.
We’ll never see them that clean again.
Thats all for now.