Leeds Rugby 'Buy a Brick' Scheme – What's your Story?
Last week Leeds Rugby launched the ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme, allowing supporters the opportunity to purchase a Limited Edition glazed brick that will be situated in the North Stand external tunnel area from the 2012 season.
The ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme has proved popular with supporters so far and here are some of the stories behind the bricks.
Fan throughout the decades
The Ryan family have purchased a brick for their 83 year old father Dennis who is a lifelong Rhinos supporter.
“Dennis suffered from a stroke 12 years ago, andstruggles to remember what he’s done half an hour ago, but get him talking about Leeds Rugby and he will reel off names and scores etc. from 1939 onwards!
In particular whilst serving with the Royal Army Ordinance Corps based in Trawsfynndd, Wales during the 1946/47 Challenge Cup run, 5 rounds without conceding a point before reaching the Final, Dennis gave everyone in camp a minimum 10 to 15 points start to Bradford Northern, he reckons that it took him weeks to pay off all his debts besides all the stick he took!
This Commemorative Brick will pardon the pun; cement our Fathers history & fond memories of Leeds Rugby at Headingley for years to come. His all time Leeds greats are Lewis Jones, Arthur Clues & Oliver Morris.”
Inscription: Dennis Ryan 1928, Eternally Leeds
Fan from Afar
Vicki Hockey, Houston, Texas
“I absolutely jumped at the chance of owning a brick – what a great opportunity to show our support for the Rhinos! We've been Rhinos in exile since 2002 when we moved from Headingley to Aberdeen, which meant we could only get to the odd game each season. Since then we have moved even further away, to Rio de Janeiro in 2009 and Houston in 2011. Owning a brick makes me feel much closer to home – plus it'll be great to show the kids their names when they're older. We're really proud to be in the Rhinos family and to be able to be part of both the history and future of the club.”
Inscription: Vic, Andy, Jamie and Ellie Hockey
Limited Edition Bricks are priced at £90 and include a numbered certificate of authenticity, a behind the scenes Stadium Tour and professional photo taken on the tour. There are now less than 500 available to purchase from Leeds Rugby Ticket Office and Retail Stores or by downloading a form online. The bricks will be able to purchase online at www.therhinos.co.uk shortly.
If you require any more information on the scheme please contact the Ticket Office on 0871 423 1315 (calls charged at 10p per minute, calls from mobiles may vary) or e-mail [email protected] or to download a purchasing form click here