28 Mar 17
By Media Team
Posted in Community News

The Challenge Cup’s tour of London

The Community Broncos were out and about with the Challenge Cup two weeks ago, visiting three local primary schools in West London.

Buck, Will Lovell, and Alfie Lawrence helped take the Cup to Woodlands Academy, Mayfield Primary and Selborne Primary, and the students at each school had a brilliant day.

Emma Ankers, Sports Coordinator at Mayfield Primary, commented: “On Wednesday 15th March the London Broncos brought in the Challenge Cup to Mayfield Primary School, Hanwell. The children were so excited to see it and couldn’t believe how shiny it was, but they were very nervous about knocking it over.

“Having Buck there too meant the children felt extra special, whilst also getting to meet real players. The sports leaders were also given the chance to have a photo with the Cup. They work so hard throughout the year to support the sport in Mayfield, and it was great that they got to experience something new and exciting. Thank you London Broncos for thinking of our school, our community, to enjoy such a rare and exciting opportunity.”

Sonia Magan, Assistant Headteacher, Woodlands Academy, added: “Pupils at Woodlands Academy were delighted to see the stunning Challenge Cup arrive during their school assembly last week.

“The London Broncos players entertained pupils with an exciting assembly which included a special dance routine from the Bronco Mascot himself! “I can’t believe I have seen the Challenge Cup!” quoted one pupil. We would like to thank the Broncos for the inspiring assembly and look forward to their next visit!”

Last but not least, Patrick Amara at Selborne Primary, added: “The London Broncos are doing a fantastic job in bridging the gap between Rugby League and our community.

“The children here at Selborne loved seeing the historic Challenge Cup trophy and having their pictures taken with it. They asked lots of questions about it and they all gained a wealth of new knowledge about the trophy and also the team, which is fantastic for them and our school”.

Community Broncos are delivering a number of different initiatives across the borough and using Rugby League to raise aspiration levels and inspire the local community .