After a gruelling match against Italian outfit Zebre on Friday night, Glasgow Warriors spent Bank Holiday Monday at St. Enoch Centre demonstrating their rugby skills to local kids and encouraging more of them to get involved in the sport.
The Come and Try session, organised by BIG Partnership, was the third of its kind to be held at Glasgow’s top shopping destination – with the players putting local youngsters through their paces during a three-hour stint.
Fans also took the opportunity to take a selfie with the Guinness PRO12 trophy and test out a fun inflatable. Naturally, it was a lot more difficult than pictures from the day suggest.
To support and provide some much-deserved publicity for the event, BIG scored media coverage in the main media target, the Glasgow Evening Times.
The trophy is on a Scottish tour to celebrate the Guinness PRO12 Final being held in Edinburgh next month.
Former Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock said: “It was great to see so many youngsters getting involved with rugby at St. Enoch Centre on Monday. It’s a great time to introduce children to the sport, as there’s a real buzz around the game ahead of the PRO12 Final in Edinburgh next month. Hopefully Monday gave a few more people the inspiration to get involved with their local teams, and we may even see a few more faces for the final too.”
The PRO12 trophy’s arrival at St. Enoch Centre coincided with artist and Lego enthusiast Warren Elsmore’s “Brick Flicks” exhibition. The display brings to life some much-loved movies by recreating them in Lego, featuring everything from sci-fi and drama to action blockbusters.
The exhibition, which is located on the ground floor, runs until May 31 and showcases everything from family favourites Wayne’s World, Wizard of Oz and West Side Story to Tron and The Godfather.
Anne Ledgerwood, general manager of St. Enoch Centre, said: “We were thrilled to welcome players from the Glasgow Warriors and very honoured to play host to the Guinness PRO12 trophy for the day – it was great to see shoppers have such a good time.
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The Brick Flicks exhibition, as well as the Come and Try session, is another perfect demonstration of the very different events we have on down at the St. Enoch Centre – with more to come later in the year.”