Bramley Buffaloes coach Steven Gill together with mascots Billy the Buffalo, Ronnie the Rhino and England RL star Jamie Jones-Buchanan helped to launch a new reading initiative in conjunction with the Rugby League World Cup at Leeds Central Library recently.
Steven, Ronnie, Billy and Jamie were on hand to promote the Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge targeted at readers across the Rugby League heartlands with the World Cup trophy on hand to provide some added sparkle!
Gill commented: “This is an initiative that Bramley Buffaloes is delighted to support as it is aimed at encouraging people of all ages to pick up a book including a range of official Rugby League World Cup publications, the perfect accompaniment for this year’s much anticipated tournament.
“It was great to meet up with Jamie and get my hands on the World Cup trophy and is proof that the Rugby League family really does pull together to support such worthy projects,” added Steven who is busy preparing the Buffaloes for their inaugural season in the revamped Yorkshire League Premier Division.
Steven was also joined by Buffaloes stars Danny O’Connor, Andrew Staniland and Rikk Sumner at the event.
The Reading Agency is an independent charity that aims to give everyone an equal chance in life by becoming confident and enthusiastic readers. The organisation has linked up with Rugby League World Cup 2013 to deliver a range of initiatives aimed at encouraging people to sign up to the Six Book Challenge.