Hatch team take Rugby League World Cup trophy on Tour

By James Hickman

14 November 2011

The Hatch team have been known to turn their hand to a multiple of tasks over the years, and these past couple of weekends have been no exception – as we became white van drivers and took the Rugby League World Cup Trophy on Tour to promote the 2013 Rugby League World Cup two year countdown.

The trophy travelled over with the current holders as the Kiwis arrived in the UK looking to defend their Four Nations crown. The famous trophy was on display in Wembley as the Hatch team took to the road loaded with pop up displays, trophy stands, grass carpets and a large Perspex box! After a successful event in Wembley allowing league fans to get up close and have their picture taken with the famous trophy, the team headed back up north to take the trophy to the Hull KC stadium.

Before the game fans were encouraged to come along to have their picture taken with a piece of World Cup history before the trophy heads back to its current home in New Zealand. Taking fans photos, attracting crowds and managing the queues were a few of the Hatch’s team jobs, whilst also helping the BBC to film a segment with the trophy which gained some great coverage on BBC2 Four Nations and BBC Look North, promoting the 2013 tournament.

With the final at Elland Road in sight this weekend, the last event with the trophy will surely bring about some more great memories for Rugby fans!