Scrum on down to London Irish fun dayBy Paul Robins
August 14, 2009
Scrum down for some free family fun when London Irish stars meet fans and show off their new kit on Sunday.
The open day at Madejski Stadium includes a fashion show, team photo and funfair rides designed to get supporters of all ages in the mood for the new Guinness Premiership season.
From 10am you will be able to get your hands on the new Exiles shirt on sale in the Megastore and the Rugbytech merchandise unit, with season ticket holders enjoying a 10 per cent discount.
And to prove how good it looks, some of the club’s stellar names will strut their stuff in a special fashion show.
Everyone who buys the new jersey can take their place in the London Irish line-up by joining the players for a team photo.
Fans can also get a glimpse behind the scenes with guided tours of the stadium, including the changing rooms, on offer throughout the day.
A Kids Zone with face painting, funfair rides and prize giveaways is sure to keep younger supporters amused from midday, while the London Irish community team will be getting in on the action with a special passing man challenge.
Season ticket holders can then quiz the players on their pre-season training and pre-match rituals during a question and answer session in the Princess Suite.
There will also be a chance to put your thoughts to the London Irish commercial department.
Tracie Simpson, head of PR and communications at London Irish, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for fans of London Irish to really get behind the scenes at the Madejski Stadium and experience first-hand how and where the players prepare for a match.
“The players themselves will be leading tours of the stadium and will be available to meet fans throughout the day.”
To book a place on a guided tour call Miki Jordan on 01932 750113.