Lads on Tour
On Tuesday last week Warren Gatland announced this year’s British & Irish Lions squad, who are set to tour Australia this summer. The PrettyGreen team waited with baited breath as squad was called out, crossing fingers and toes in the hope that our three favourite Welsh boyos and Under Armour athletes Jamie Roberts, Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau would be picked for the team.
The office cheered as all three names were called out, and then the phones started ringing… and ringing, and ringing. All systems were GO as we put the finishing touches to our schedule for the media day we had tentatively booked in for the next day. Thanks for keeping to our plans, Warren!
Interviews confirmed, photographer and venue booked we hopped on the Northern Line and headed south of the river (gasp) to Reach Fitness in Clapham to meet the boys who were eagerly awaiting a day of physical training and interviews about the upcoming Tour.
The boys sure were put through their paces; lifting heaving weights, squats, burpees, pull-ups – the works (it’s a tough job girls, but someone’s got to do it). The day was a great success, we captured some really strong photography and the boys gave interviews to the likes of The Daily Telegraph, BBC Wales, Evening Standard and Rugby World, amongst others.
We even held our first @UnderArmourUK Twitter takeover, letting the guys take control of the laptop and answer questions from some of their biggest fans (but avoided the rude ones, much to their disappointment).
Unsurprisingly the PrettyGreen girls are now pushing for the next appearance to be held at our Farringdon office (purely for sporting reasons, obviously). The boys however, are not so keen. We wish the boys all the best for the summer, we know they’ll be the heroes of the squad…