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Pair surprised at Dons training

25 July 2018

Players and staff at Doncaster Rugby League surprised two young fans on Tuesday with the chance to go behind the scenes in their fixture against Oldham RLFC for Club Doncaster’s annual Junior Takeover Day.

Gracie Grey-Nicholson and Zach Webley, both who applied for Junior Takeover Day, were chosen as first team coach and first team player respectively, and found out the news from the first team at one of their training sessions.

The pair will now join 12 other children for Junior Takeover Day, where they will take the reins on all the jobs required for a smooth match day, including groundsman, photographer and tannoy announcer. 

Schools sport coordinator, Kelly Jackson-Powell commented: ““Junior Takeover Day is one of our best projects, and one that we are really proud of year upon year.

“The smiles on the kids faces are a joy to witness and just sums up why we do what we do. For many of them, it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and allows them to not only engage with this family football club but also inspire children to explore future careers.”

Junior Takeover Day is an exclusive opportunity for Club Doncaster Foundation partner schools that allow them to apply for match day roles on both Doncaster Rugby League and Doncaster Rovers match days.

For more information about the different packages available with Club Doncaster Foundation, contact the team on 01302 764663 or visit the website at


Pair surprised at Dons training