14 July 2014, 4:00pm
Bath Rugby’s Junior Membership Club celebrated its first birthday in style last Sunday by holding a free Sports Day for young supporters.
An estimated 400 people attended the event, hosted by Maximus and members of the Bath Rugby squad.
The morning consisted of various sporting challenges, some endorsed by the players themselves, including the Peter Stringer passing accuracy challenge and the Matt Banahan keepie-uppie contest.
Some top prizes were up for grabs throughout the morning including the chance to become a matchday mascot at a fixture this season. The winner, drawn by Leroy Houston, was six-year-old Charlie Coombes.
Alongside Houston, youngsters were joined by Tom Dunn and England Internationals George Ford and Semesa Rokoduguni who all got involved with the challenges and happily posed for pictures and signed autographs.
Houston said: “It’s great to see so many kids come along and enjoy themselves this morning. The Junior Membership Club has gone from strength to strength this season and it’s events like this which we as players really enjoy.”
Community Rugby Manager Steve Middleton added: “The atmosphere this morning has been fantastic and we’ve had plenty of new sign-ups for the Junior Membership Club. Events like this are what the JMC’s all about, having fun and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. We look forward to holding many more events like this.”
For more information about the Junior Membership Club, please visit bathrugby.com/jmc