Gloucester Rugby supporters who signed up for the club's e-Diary last season were entered into a prize draw to receive a signed Lesley Vainikolo shirt. The lucky winner was revealed today.
Sandy Pattisson, a Gloucester Rugby supporter for 9 years, was today presented with his prize, a signed, official Gloucester Rugby playing shirt by the big man himself.
Lesley and Sandy met up at Kingsholm and the prize was handed over much to Sandy's delight:
"I was completely taken aback but very, very happy when I received the phone call saying that I'd won."
"The whole family follow Gloucester Rugby and my son, in particular, is a big Lesley fan so the shirt will be framed and will take pride of place in his bedroom."
"The e-diary has proved to be incredibly useful to us over the season, delivering Gloucester Rugby information straight to our PC. And, now it's delivered one of Lesley's shirts. It's a great result!"
The Gloucester Rugby e-diary™ syncs with all major diary programs, as well as Facebook, so Gloucester fans far and wide can easily stay in touch with their favourite team.
It is a fantastic way for supporters to have fixture and event information delivered direct to their desktops. TV scheduling these days means our fixtures are subject to change and the e-diary allows our supporters to have the most up to date information at their fingertips.
Each match entry opens to feature Gloucester graphics (MS Outlook only), match details, and 'Quick Links' direct to everything you will ever need, including Buy Tickets, Team News, Corporate Hospitality, Latest News, Shop for Merchandise and Kingsholm Conference and Banqueting direct from your desktop diary!
The e-diary is currently being revamped and will be re-launched shortly in good time for the 2009-10 season but you can register your interest right now by clicking HERE.
Speaking to the local media this week, back row flanker Jacob Rowan said that he is excited for the challenge at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, and added that the players know the responsibility is theirs to deliver against the league leaders.
Ben Morgan was on media duty this week, and as Gloucester prepare for Sunday's trip to Wasps, the number eight is looking forward to see Gloucester go toe-to-toe with another of the Aviva Premiership's front runners.
Tom Marshall scored his first Gloucester try in the 31-23 win over Saracens on Friday evening and was named Man of the Match. Talking to GRTV, he praised the forwards for setting the tone on the night.
Matt Scott was on media duty this week, and the Scottish international spoke about the benefit of having a full week of training with his club mates and the determination to get back to performing well against Saracens this Friday evening.
Following the conclusion of the Aviva Premiership game against Harlequins on Saturday, it'll be the turn of the Gloucester-Hartpury Women to grace the Kingsholm turf when they take on Worcester Ladies IIs.
Westbury-on-Severn RFC was the host on Friday as the Gloucester Rugby Community Department joined pupils from schools in the Forest of Dean for a tag rugby festival as part of the Aviva Tackling Numbers delivery.
Last Friday night saw Gloucester Rugby Head of Community Adam Balding present a cheque for £7082.82 to the Royal British Legion as a result of a series of fundraising during the Remembrance Period in November.
Gloucester battled bravely against Wasps on Sunday, but it was a case of taking chances at the Ricoh Arena. Gloucester didn't make the most of theirs while Wasps did, and that proved to be the difference.
Gloucester were competitive for long periods at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon, but were left to rue a host of missed scoring opportunities throughout as Wasps hit back to earn a 35-22 Aviva Premiership win.
Gloucester's Ciaran Knight made his first start at tighthead prop, Henry Walker made his first appearance as a second half replacement and Alex Seville also featured as England U20s made it three from three in the U20s Six Nations with a 46-0 win over Italy in Darlington on Friday night.