Canterbury start their ITM Cup campaign against Auckland at AMI Stadium at 4.35pm on 16 August, and are looking forward to having a new bunch of excited Canterbury fans cheering from the stands!
This year for the first time Canterbury Rugby has introduced a new Red & Black Membership for children who are 16 years and under and who are also registered rugby players within the Canterbury province. The membership is only $20.
Every person that signs up to be a Red & Black Member will receive a ticket to all 5 Canterbury home games at AMI Stadium, plus they will also receive five unique game-day badges, a free car park pass for their caregiver, and a skills and drills session plus BBQ with the whole Canterbury team.
The offer was sent directly to all ‘future Canterbury Rugby players’ within the Canterbury region and the response has been huge with over 500 memberships sold already.
Canterbury head coach Scott Robertson was a big part of the offer, writing a personalised letter that was sent to all future Canterbury rugby stars, calling on them to get behind this year’s Canterbury team.
“We’re really looking forward to the start of the ITM Cup competition and running out at AMI Stadium to a big, noisy, supportive Canterbury crowd. Our new Red & Black Membership is already a real winner this season, and I know having the chance to meet these young fans and run a skills session will be very rewarding for our Canterbury boys.”
Canterbury Rugby CEO Hamish Riach was very pleased with the uptake of the offer, and was looking forward to seeing a new wave of future Canterbury players at AMI Stadium to support the 2014 team.
“I remember as a young lad heading along to the rugby with my mates, and it’s where my love of rugby first started. Having a new group of young fans starting on this journey is a wonderful thing for rugby within our province as it creates aspirations and dreams for these young girls and boys to play and enjoy rugby for many years to come.
“Our role is to make the desirable affordable, but also to build a connection with our team through the skills and drills session. We have also made it easy for mum and dad around game day by providing a free car park pass, something we know will be much appreciated.”