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Gallagher celebrates Premiership Rugby partnership with 'game day' at Bristol Bears

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 02 October 2018 15:59

Gallagher celebrates Premiership Rugby partnership with 'game day' at Bristol Bears

Gallagher, the Bristol-based insurance broker and risk management company, celebrated its partnership with Premiership Rugby by inviting local school pupils to join a special event at Bristol Bears on Saturday 29 September.

The Gallagher Game Day is one of 12 events the broker is holding with each of the Premiership Rugby clubs across the course of the 2018-19 season.

Some 20 Bristol school children were given the opportunity to become a part of official match-day proceedings.

Seven pupils from Wandsdyke Primary School in Whitchurch joined other children to serve as flag bearers, forming a ‘Guard of Honour’ as the players entered the pitch.

A further 13 pupils from Chew Stoke Church School were invited to become mascots for the day, standing side-by-side with the players before the start of the game.

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The pupils and families of Gallagher’s guests also had the opportunity to take part in a special training session with community coaches from Gallagher Premiership Rugby, while other guests were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium as well as a special Q&A session with players.

Gary Fletcher, area managing director of Gallagher, said: “Many of us here are huge fans of Rugby Union, so to become involved with the top division of the sport is incredibly exciting for us.

“As a business, the partnership also provides us with a platform to demonstrate our commitment to the local communities we work in, where every day we enable businesses and individuals to grow, thrive and achieve through helping them protect what matters most to them.

“That’s why it was incredibly important to partner with schools in the area and invite pupils to enjoy this experience with us.”

Gallagher’s South West operation includes branches in Bristol, Swindon, Gloucester and Exeter.

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