Charity Wooden spoon who are also heavily involved in the 2013 Rugby League
World Cup helped over 40 of the Peterlee Pumas Junior section to get to the
quarter final game between Scotland and New Zealand at Headingly last Friday.
The Pumas had raised a lot of the money
themselves for a great deal with the RFL which included a ticket to the quarter
final and also to the Final at Old Trafford on the 30th November but
in addition each player received 3 polo shirts, England, New Zealand and
Australia to wear at the games. Some
great fundraising activities had gone on during the year to help get the pumas
to the World Cup but unfortunately the Peterlee side were set to fall short as
they were unable to get a bag pack in the local supermarket they were hoping
for. Fortunately Michael Stephenson and
Jai Purewal of the Wooden Spoon Charity stepped in to help the Pumas out.
The Pumas had a great night watching the
World Champions progress past Scotland and will now take on England at Wembley
on the 23rd November in the "Big Hit" double header event where Fiji
will also take on Australia for the Place in the Final. The Juniors had the opportunity to meet and
see some of the best players in the world and under 13s Second Rower Tristan
Paddon Pictured, met Leeds and former Great Britain and England Captain Jamie
Anyone wishing to go the remaining games or
call 07903731901. Pumas treasurer Rob
Laverick said, "I would like to thank Wooden Spoon on behalf of all the Pumas
for the great work they did in helping make these trips happen in what is one
of those once in a life time opportunities."