Amongst all of this activity there will be one very lucky young supporter at each game who will be at the heart of all the action, thanks to the sponsorship of Ecclesiastical Insurance.
Ecclesiastical will be the clubs mascot sponsor for the forthcoming season, giving young supporters the once in a lifetime opportunity to run out with the captain and team on matchday.
|l to r: Paul Rudland (Community Development Officer, Gloucester Rugby), Chris Hands (Marketing Executive CSR & Sponsorship/ Ecclesiastical), Gloucester Rugby Captain, Gareth Delve with mascot Adam Jeanes, 7, Ecclesiastical Managing Director UK & Ireland Steve Wood and Gary Little (Community Manager of Gloucester Rugby).|
|(c) Anna Lythgoe, Thousand World Media|
Gloucester based insurer Ecclesiastical have been a supporter of Gloucester Rugby for many years and Chris Hands, Community & Sponsorship Manager, said today:
"We are proud to become official mascot sponsor for the 2009/10 season. Gloucester Rugby has a huge following across all ages and our support provides youngsters with the opportunity of becoming team mascot for the day. To lead the team out with the Gloucester Captain will undoubtedly provide memories that will remain with them for a lifetime."
Gary Little, Gloucester Rugby's Community Manager:
"Match days at Kingsholm are very special occasions, the build up and high expectations prior to the game create a great buzz around the stadium and the action itself provide many talking points during and after the match."
"The Community team organise lots of activities for our young supporters on match days, including pre-match coaching sessions, fun tournaments, face painting and other activities in our Crew Zone."
"Thanks to the sponsorship provided by Ecclesiastical we are also pleased to offer the opportunity for one of our young supporters to become match day mascot each week."
To become the mascot supporters will need to enter an online competition. The winner will then not only be selected to run out onto the famous Kingsholm pitch just prior to kick off with the captain but will also have the chance to go behind the scenes during the build up to the game and meet the squad.
For more information http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/