Being a Mascot is no easy job, from game-day entertainment, to off-field events and charity raising. But every Mascot RLLatest talked to agreed they love the role and challenge it holds. Here’s what they had to say about representing their clubs.
“Rhinos fans are the best in the world and I love making everyone smile and cheer, especially on match day,” explained Leeds’ Ronnie the Rhino.
“There is nothing better than having photos with all the fans and spreading the Rhinos cheer. It’s great to be part of the team at Leeds – one big happy family and I love doing my bit!”
Will Ronnie the Rhino be crowned Super League Mascot of the Year 2016?
Mascots within Rugby League have become one of the major pre-game entertainments in recent times, and Castleford’s JT has nothing but love for his club.
“I just love being a mascot for the club I love and I’m grateful for the club for giving me the opportunity and to welcome the team out every home and away game. It is incredible,” said JT.
“To the Castleford fans reading this, we really have the best fans in the league from home to away, win, lose or draw. They are behind them every step of the way and I look forward to seeing them all next season!”
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Widnes Vikings’ Kemik the Viking agreed, stating he’s ‘proud to be a part of’ his club.
“I love being the mascot as you eat, sleep and drink Widnes Vikings and if I help getting kids to come to watch everywhere my job is worthwhile,” explained Kemik.
“We have a great one club philosophy at Widnes and I am proud to be part of it.”
When asked what he expects in 2017, Kemik responded: “I expect a good year. Hopefully we break into the top 6 as we have kept our squad together and Dennis does a great job with limited resources.”
Will Kemik the Viking win the Mascot of the Year Award?
Now it’s your chance to vote for your favourite Mascot…
Vote for your Mascot of the Year 2016 here – http://the18thman.com/2016/11/30/super-league-mascot-of-the-year-2016-2/
Voting closes Friday!
Best of luck to all Mascots!