Normanton Knights ARLFC from West Yorkshire were the lucky recipients of £1,000 this month. The club have been taking part in Tetley’s Challenge Cup title sponsor’s ‘Pass It On’ competition and secured the most mentions in the first month by getting their members involved on Facebook and Twitter.
Ex-players Ben Westwood (Warrington Wolves) and Jamie Langley (Hull KR) returned to the club where they learnt their trade to award the customary giant cheque!
Westwood, whose Warrington side will be playing Bradford in the Quarter Finals on the 8th June, said: “I’m so proud to say I came from Normanton and we’ve had some really good times over the years.”
Normanton Knights representative Katrina Daw said “We’d like to thank all our players, coaches, members and supporters who helped us achieve the most mentions. A big thank you to Tetley’s for supporting community clubs.”
Tetley’s Challenge Cup title sponsors launched the ‘Pass It On’ campaign using social media to reward the spirit and commitment of those playing Rugby League at the grass-roots level.
Community Rugby League clubs are encouraged to motivate their supporters to join in the online conversations on Facebook and Twitter by mentioning their club. The club that receives the highest number of mentions at the end of each month will win £1000, which they can invest into new facilities or kit for their teams.
Tetley’s is also using this competition to bring the time-honoured tradition of swapping match stories over a pint, into the digital age. Fans will have the chance to win VIP tickets to the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final, by sharing their favourite Rugby League stories across social media.
The brand’s allegiance with the Rugby Football League (RFL) has secured Rugby League stars and legends including Robbie Hunter-Paul, Ray French and Brian Noble, who are sharing their own memories via the official Tetley’s Challenge Cup Facebook and Twitter pages. Rugby League celebrities will also be tasked with judging the prizewinning stories from those that have been shared by the fans.
Running alongside the monthly prizes, there will be weekly chances to win Tetley’s Challenge Cup game tickets, for anyone who uses the #TetleysPassItOn hashtag on Facebook or Twitter.