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The PINK Lion: A Rugby Day for all from Thomas Pink

Date Posted: 11 March

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Thomas Pink, Official Outfitters to The Lions, to host a rugby extravaganza for all at ‘The Pink Lion’ pub on Parsons Green with special guest appearances from members of the 2013 Lions Squad.

On Saturday May 18th Thomas Pink will be transforming the legendary White Horse pub, Parsons Green into The Pink Lion for a Lions Tour celebration to remember. Whether you are interested in hearing exclusive speeches from this year’s Lions Squad, playing some touch rugby with Matt Dawson, or sampling our authentic Australian BBQ served by Phil Vickery, this will be the highlight of the social and sporting calendar.

The pop-up venue will be a mecca for rugby fans, featuring Astroturf bars, screenings of previous Lions Tours, Pink umbrellas and Pink Pints.  A special touch rugby session will kick off the festivities on Parsons Green at 12:30pm for budding young rugby players aged 11-14 years. Question of Sport host and British & Irish Lions veteran, Matt Dawson will be using his expertise to guide the boys through a fun and interactive training session with the help of VIP guest Lions of the 2013 squad in their final public appearance before going on Tour.

For Mums and Dads more interested in whetting their appetite than getting grass stains on the green, Lions legend and Celebrity Masterchef champion Phil Vickery will be donning his Chef’s hat and apron to man the barbeque throughout the afternoon. Make sure you get in line to try one of his scrumptious Kangaroo burgers which can be washed down with one of our PINK Pints of ale.

After touch rugby and copious amounts of delicious food outside there will be an opportunity to meet both past and present Lions inside The Pink Lion pub. Players from around the UK and Ireland will gather in an intimate setting for ‘The Lions tales’ where they will share rugby anecdotes and dressing-room tales as well as express their hopes for this year’s tour to Australia. Speeches from special guest speakers will culminate in the Heineken Cup Final screening at 5:30pm.

As the Official Outfitter for the team’s 125th Year anniversary Tour to Australia, Thomas Pink has created an exclusive Lions Collection which will be available to purchase inside the venue at The Pink Lion pop-up shop. Fans can get their hands on signature items including a vintage print merino wool  and silk scarf (for the Australian winter!), gold plated cufflinks, socks, ties and boxers.

The Lions Collection by Thomas Pink is available to purchase across all Thomas Pink stores, thomaspink.com

Event details:

Date:      Saturday 18th May

Time:      12:00-23:00

Location:The Pink Lion’, previously known as The White Horse, 1-3 Parsons Green, London, SW6

Event schedule:

12:00-17:00         Pink Lion Barbeque hosted by Phil Vickery

12:30-13:30         Touch rugby on Parsons Green (11-14 year-olds). Every player will be presented with a Pink rugby ball memento and will have the chance to be photographed with a player from the 2013 squad.

15:00-16:00         ‘The Lions Tales’ with members of the 2013 Lions squad as well as speeches from Lions Veterans.

16:30-17:00         Heineken Cup Final build-up

17:00-20:00         Heineken Cup Final screening