Colchester Zoo Backs The Rhinos For New Cup!
Colchester Zoo and the Eastern Rhinos Rugby League Club have struck a new partnership that will see this Saturday’s first home game of the season against West London Sharks played as a special new challenge match held in honour of the important work done by the zoo’s charity foundation.
The Action For The Wild Cup will be competed for every year as the first home game for the Eastern Rhinos’ senior team; so on Saturday 5th May, it will see the Colchester based rugby league club take on West London Sharks for this prestigious new trophy. Kick-off is at 2.30 at the Colchester Rugby Club and everyone is welcome to come and support – directions are on www.easternrl.com and entry is free!
Action For The Wild is Colchester Zoo’s charitable foundation, which does outstanding work in providing financial assistance and technical advice to crucial projects, in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats.
In co-operation with other bodies, it aims to establish protected areas, implement habitat management and be involved in breeding and translocation of threatened flora and fauna. To find out more, see www.actionforthewild.org.
Speaking as the new trophy was unveiled at Colchester Zoo’s Kingdom Of The Wild enclosure, Kevin Cook, chairman of the Eastern Rhinos, Essex and south Suffolk’s premier rugby league club, said: “The work that Colchester Zoo and the Action For The Wild Foundation do is world-renowned and we feel that our whole region should be proud of it and celebrate their success, so we are pleased to do just that through the new trophy that will now be an annual event.
“On the pitch, this promises to be a tough and exciting game, but we are ready for the challenge, so we do hope that people will want to come down and cheer the lads on.”
Rebecca Perry, Colchester Zoo's conservation director, added: “We are delighted that the Eastern Rhinos are giving their support to Action for the Wild and we are very pleased to be working with them to increase the profile of the charities important work in the local community."
The Action For The Wild Cup
No replies to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users