Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire has made a very special phone call to the winner of the Club’s Ultimate Member Experience to the World Club Challenge – Canberra resident and proud Rabbitohs Member, Anthony Robertson.
It took assurances from Maguire – including pulling out his own Canberra connection – to convince a surprised Anthony, but as it slowly dawned on him that the voice on the phone was in fact our 21st Premiership winning Coach, the proud Rabbitohs Member was ecstatic to find that he would be travelling to the UK for the historic World Club Challenge clash against St Helens.
“I was actually at work and was going off to get a coffee when I got the call,” said Anthony.
“When I answered, I recognised the voice on the phone but straight away my mind went to it being a prank so I wasn’t really sure to begin with.”
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“I never thought this would be a possibility – things like this don’t happen in my family,” said Anthony.
“I knew the competition was on, but I didn’t really think that I had any chance of taking it out – at least not seriously.
“You’d think that topping the Grand Final win would be tough. To get that phone call from our Head Coach really made this year even better for me!”
Anthony won the right to head over to the World Club Challenge courtesy of Kingdom Sports Group, who in conjunction with the Rabbitohs Membership team, gave the opportunity to Members who joined or renewed as a 2015 Member before the 5th December.
For Anthony, the unique experience is a dream come true on the back of a long-held desire.
“Most people wouldn’t really ‘dream’ about going to a World Club Challenge, but for me this is actually going to be the fulfilment of a dream,” said Anthony.
“My dream was always to go on a Kangaroo Tour following the Australian team around, but since they stopped those obviously there hasn’t really been an opportunity to get that mix of travel and footy.
“But now I get to see my Rabbitohs do it – there’s not much that could top that!”
“This is such a fantastic reward for my being a Member – not that I needed one. But after being a Souths Member and supporter so long, this just feels amazing. I can’t wait to head off.”
The Official Tour thanks to Kingdom Sports Group provides fans with the peace of mind that everything has been organised for them and there is no hidden costs that can catch travellers out. The costs and time associated with trying to plan your own accommodation, travel, tickets and transfers in the UK can far outweigh the tour price, plus the Official tour will be treated to a Captains Run and meet the players the day prior to kick off against St Helens.
This competition is just one of the many advantages of becoming a Rabbitohs Member. For more opportunties like this, Stand Above the Rest today!