Try Rugby Fun Day a Resounding Success
Saturday’s Toronto Wolfpack hosted ‘Try Rugby Fun Day’ has been hailed a success as hundreds in attendance at Lamport Stadium celebrated a full day of rugby at the Liberty Village stadium.
Toronto’s Junior Rugby Clubs were in attendance with over 200 boys and girls between 5 and 14 taking part in games, lessons and activities aimed at growing the sport of Rugby in a receptive and engaged environment. Junior sessions ran from 10am to 2pm, with lunch provided and a special guest appearance from the Wolfpack’s popular mascot Jefferson. Ross Pinkerton of the Metropolitan Rugby Alliance commented:
“It was tremendous to see so many youngsters who had never had a rugby ball in their hands before catching and passing, playing games, making new friends and generally having fun.
“We are immensely grateful to the Wolfpack for their generosity and support without which this event would not have been possible.”
The day concluded with two games of round one of Ontario Rugby’s 2019 senior men’s competition when Toronto Nomads and Peterborough Pagans faced off in a double header; the Pagans winning the seconds’ game and Nomads prevailing in the firsts’.
Jon Pallett, Toronto Wolfpack Head of Marketing and Communications, added:
“As a Club, the Wolfpack believe that the world is a better place with more Rugby balls in kids’ hands and that was proven true on Saturday. The smiling faces and positive attitudes on display show that the successful future of our sport is not only assured, but something to be immensely excited about.
“We thank our valued partners The City of Toronto for giving us the opportunity to host this wonderful event. We also must thank the Toronto junior clubs involved : Nomads, Dragons , City and Toronto Inner City Rugby Foundation, who delivered a well organised and exciting program and of course every child, parent, player, official and fan who made this such a special event.”