22 January 2013, 3:00pm
Bath Rugby Academy players, Will Spencer and Tom Baldwin, took time out last week to visit Trinity Church Primary School in Radstock and Selwood Academy in Frome.
Tina Veater, Editor of Hey Magazine, had run a Bath Rugby competition through four local schools and arranged with the Trinity and Selwood to announce the winners in their school assemblies. Children from both schools were very excited when the players arrived. They couldn’t wait to see who had won the competition and who was going to be the mascot for the Bath v Bucharest match.
Tom Baldwin announced Cameron Porch as the mascot from the Academy of Trinity. He was completely bowled over and had tears in his eyes at this fabulous news: “These are happy tears!” he laughed.
When Will Spencer gave Oliver Dredge, also aged nine from Selwood Middle School, the news that he would be running out with the players at the Bath v Bucharest match he looked completely stunned, but very happy!
Will and Tom posed for photos and then did a question and answer session for both assemblies. Tom said: “It’s been great fun, the kids are so enthusiastic and full of energy and they really enjoyed meeting us. It was quite difficult to get away, I think they wanted us to stay for the rest of the day!”
Hey Magazine run four magazines: Midsomer Norton and Radstock, Frome, Keynsham and Chew Valley and Wells, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury and Street. These are delivered to primary schools and the local villages. Tina is very supportive of the Bath Rugby Foundation and publishes editorial about their work on a regular basis.