#LeadTheWay | Warriors welcome young person back to Sixways

As part of Warriors’ Lead the Way campaign, the Club welcomed a young person to watch our victory against Newcastle Falcons in October.

The young person has an anxiety disorder which escalates when noise prevents him from visiting busy and loud places.  

After two previous attempts, the young supporter made it to Sixways with the support of Bryce Heem and Dean Hammond to watch his first live rugby match.

We kept in touch with the young person and his family and arranged for him to be one of our mascots at our New Year’s Day match against Harlequins. 

He had a really enjoyable day and afterwards said: “It was an awesome day and I loved it.  My best bit was going on the pitch but I was also happy that my team won. 

“I loved every bit of my day and I am going to ask my dad if we can come again.”

His mum added: “When the day came he was awake very early, shaking with anticipation and couldn’t wait for the match. He was convinced Warriors would win because he was going to be their lucky mascot.

“All through the match he was either cheering, shouting or singing along with the other fans.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making this such a special day for a very special little boy who has overcome his fear of loud noises and large open spaces with lots of people. He didn’t even use his ear defenders this time.”  

#LeadTheWay is an overarching campaign that highlights the issues faced by people who have lost the ability to socially interact. 

This includes people who are full-time carers for others, people who suffer from mental illness, physical disability or are living alone and have lost the confidence to visit busy places which can cause them anxiety.

For more information about our #LeadTheWay campaign please contact carol.hart@warriors.co.uk.