Mascots in line for a magic weekend

Cramlington Rockets youngsters in the tunnel as Guards of Honour at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, at last year's Magic Weekend.
Cramlington Rockets youngsters in the tunnel as Guards of Honour at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, at last year's Magic Weekend.
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Northumberland-based rugby league club Cramlington Rockets has been chosen to put forward mascots at Super League’s Magic Weekend in May.

A total of 16 lucky players aged 11 or under will be given the chance to run out with the two teams in the electrifying derby match between Hull FC and Hull KR, the second of Saturday’s three matches at St James’ Park.

Many of the club’s growing U10s team excited at the chance to come out the tunnel in front of a crowd of 50,000 people.

“It is an amazing opportunity for our youngest members and we are honoured to be a part of one of the biggest games in the Super League calendar,” said an elated Jeff Ball, chairman of the club.

“At the club, we want to give children the chance to have experiences they will remember for the rest of their lives.

“Last year we were lucky enough to be guard of honour for a match in the 2014 event, so this will give even more players the chance to make some Magic memories.

“Magic Weekend is an annual rugby league spectacle, with all 12 of the Super League sides playing over two days at Newcastle United’s stadium.

“The noise of a Super League crowd, coupled with the Geordie hospitality and enthusiasm means it will be an event like St James’ Park has never seen.

“We would recommend everyone gets their match tickets as soon as possible as they are selling fast and it is not a weekend you will want to miss.”

For more on the club email Cramlingtonrockets@gmail.com or visit www.cramlingtonrockets.co.uk