Monday, 7 November 2011

4 Nations Rugby League at Wembley Stadium

Lat week I got asked if I would like to attend the 4 Nations Tournament at Wembley Stadium to massage the match officials (referees) before and after the games. I used to work with with the Rugby League Referees in Leeds so it is always nice to meet all the people and referees on a weekend like this.

I have to admit that I was dreading having to find my way around the crazy underground and the streets of London on my own, but luckily I managed to get there without too much hassle and arrived safely at the hotel where we were staying. We got taken to the hotel on the Saturday morning and arrived in plenty of time so we got to have a look at the pitch and the stadium. I have never been to Wembley before so I thought it was great being able to see the stadium "live" for the first time.

Me and my colleague Ian 
Checking out the pitch on arrival..

The first game was New Zealand v Wales which I didn't get to take any pictures of as we were working, but I managed to get some pictures off the second game which was England v Australia. It was a great day with over 40 000 spectators!

The Australian team 
The English Team 
Although we were working before and after the matches, we still managed to have a look at the matches in between. Rugby amazes me the more I watch it, the speed and agility some of the players have got is incredible!

It has been a busy, but very good weekend. Great experience on a really nice venue.

1 comment:

kristinøstevik said...

GOD JUL ønskes deg og dine!