The University of Canberra Brumbies have celebrated ActewAGL Meet the Players Day for another year, with about 1000 fans filtering through the Griffith Headquarters over lunchtime on Saturday.
All 35 members of the University of Canberra Brumbies were on hand to sign posters and represent their local clubs, with junior registration also taking place around the perimeter of the event.
ACT Junior Rugby experienced a huge influx of signatures over the three hour period, with parents given all the details to make the best choice for where their child plays in 2012.
Thanks to the huge list of activities and one of Canberra’s most dazzling days of 2012, the turnout was up on last year with plenty to see and do for the entire family.
University of Canberra Brumbies flanker Peter Kimlin was on hand to make sure his own club, Wests, took in more than its fair share of junior talent.
“This is one of those days that we get to give something back to all the fans who come along every year to cheers us on, to the juniors and to their parents,” Kimlin said.
“I know my parents took a lot of time out running me around to rugby games when I was a kid so days like today are good to be able to give something back.
“It’s been a beautiful day down here in Griffith, plenty of young faces along for the first time and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. The ActewAGL pass the ball competition has probably been the biggest hit of the day.”
The ActewAGL Meet the Players Day leads nicely into next week’s first round clash for the University of Canberra Brumbies when they face the Western Force at Canberra Stadium.