A great time had by all in the sunshine
Bristol Rovers opened their doors to fans and families for their annual ‘Fun Day’, which saw the club welcome around 3,000 people to the Memorial Stadium in the glorious sunshine.
The day gave the Pirates faithful their first chance to purchase the new 2013/2014 kit, and the shop staff were kept busy all day as people queued to get their hands on the new strips.
One of the highlights of the day was the rare opportunity for fans to see a training session with a full commentary from manager John Ward and to also a chance to meet the team for autographs.
There was a Pirate Fancy Dress competition for the young Gasheads, along with entertainment such as face painting, shooting competitions and go karts.
The day was officially opened by the Bristol Balloons Hot Air Balloon Flare-Up, and there were demonstrations from Southmead Fire Brigade, the Black Panther Cheerleading Squad and Creation Twirlers.
The launch of the Bristol Rovers Big Local App showed fans how they can keep up to date on their side with a few clicks on their mobile and supporters also had the privilege of a behind-the-scenes tour of the players’ dressing room.
Members of the 39th Signal Regt Territorial Army were on hand with their recruitment truck to give people a taste of being in the forces.
Manager John Ward said the event promoted a ‘real family feel’ at the club and the day was a ‘huge success’.