Over 200 Mighty Quins members enjoyed a day at the Twickenham Stoop last Thursday (19th February) and it was as successful as ever.
With a new twist to the day all the children went across the road to get a guided tour of Twickenham HQ in the morning, and they got to see behind the scenes including a sneaky peek in the players changing room as well as a trip down the tunnel leading out onto the hallowed turf.
The afternoon session started with training for all the age groups who were joined by the whole of the Harlequin squad. All players got involved with the coaching; some of the highlights included the Year 7 age group attempting to pull down Epi Taione in a maul, and South African Hooker Gary Botha, inspiring our oldest age group with his rugby knowledge.
The players then happily spent an hour signing autographs for the children and parents on a variety of items. Also in attendance were Harlequin mascots Harley and Charley who kept the children entertained and posed for a number of pictures.
To finish off the day the children got a chance to fire some questions at captain Will Skinner, winger David Strettle and second row, George Robson. And they had some tough questions to answer, like "who was the Mightiest and Strongest member of the squad?".
After all the days activities the children did not go home empty handed and had lots of gifts including a baseball cap, poster, t-shirt, Gatorade and some Etihad thunder sticks.
One Mighty Quin member, William Atkin commented afterwards, "It was great fun. The tour of Twickenham, seeing all the players and getting them to sign me from head to toe (my boots, my socks, my t-shirt and my scrum cap!) was fantastic! Already looking forward to next year!"
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.