Penryn RFC are keen to make sure that players and parents of all age groups know they're are welcome at the club and what better way of doing that than being mascots at home games. On Saturday 5th October, both the under 6s and 7s had the opportunity to be mascots for the 1st Team in their match against Wadebridge. They'd been excited about this since they heard about it for over a week before and it was the talk of the previous training session. The children genuinely couldn't wait for this weekend where they'd be mascots and where many of them would be playing their first tag match the following day. Being mascots was fantastic, for the under 6s and 7s, it was an opportunity to see their role-models up close and playing the game they've recently developed a love for.
After they'd met the Penryn Team Manager and Referee they were ready to make a channel for the players to run through at the start of the game. Wadebridge came through first, high-fiving the young players. It was then Penryn's turn, the players came running through the tunnel, where were met with enthusiastic cheers and shouts from the youngsters and all the 1st Team players reciprocated by making sure each one got a high five as they passed onto the pitch. For the 6s and 7s it didn't end there, they enjoyed an exciting first half and then to the delight of parents and supporters, they played a short game during half time.
The young players were met with a huge round of applause at the end of their session and all beamed with pride! Before settling down to watch the final 40 minutes of play, they all one again welcomed the players onto the pitch and made sure Penryn got an enthusiastic welcome back on to the pitch