NEWS FROM RENAULT
For immediate release: Thursday, 6th October 2011
There was a special opportunity for rugby fans to have a go at scoring a goal for charity after Wellington Rugby Club’s match on Saturday.
In conjunction with local Renault dealer Wellington Motors, members of the crowd were invited to pay £2 to enter a kicking competition. Spectators simply selected a player to attempt a goal on their behalf, and if successful, collect £250 for themselves and an additional £250 for charity.
One local sportsman, Russell Loadridge, who is the coach of Wellington’s under 10 side, nominated fly half Will McKegney to score on his behalf. Happily, he did so, winning the prize for him and a chosen charity.
Michael Finn, Group Managing Director at Wellington Motor Group, said: “All of the team here are keen fans of Wellington Rugby Club and also the Children’s Hospice (South West) charity so we thought this would be a fantastic way of supporting both.
“Congratulations to Russell who wins £250 with an additional £250 going to the Children’s Hospice – a worthy cause.
“There was a tremendous atmosphere on the day and the competition created a great bit of fun for more than 200 supporters.”
Caption: From left to right: Captain Tim Jenkinson, Lloyd Willcocks, Matt Parsons, Director of Rugby Bill Sherwin and Backs Coach & Sponsorship Lou Evans.