|#findourballs and win tickets to the World Cup
Wigan stars Sam Tomkins and Lee Mossop with their special RLWC2013 balls.
They’re bright and bouncy and they’re going to be hidden across Wigan Borough.
Four specially-branded Rugby League World Cup 2013 balls will be placed in secret locations - and whoever finds them will win tickets to the tournament.
Wigan Warriors stars Sam Tomkins and Lee Mossop, Wigan Council and rugby fanatic Cameron Foster will all be hiding a ball on Wednesday 7 August when the race to find them will begin.
The competition is taking place to mark the passing of the “100-days-to-go” milestone. The World Cup kicks off this autumn with two matches taking place in Wigan Borough.
Hints and clues as to where the balls are hidden will be put on social media. Fans can follow the trail on Twitter using the hashtag #findourballs.
Councillor Chris Ready, Wigan Council cabinet member for leisure and sport, said: “I reckon there’s going to be a quite a clamour to find these balls. Even though the council is hiding one, I’m afraid I have no insider information as to where they’re going to be. I wouldn’t mind finding one myself.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting two matches in the borough during the World Cup – one at the DW Stadium and one at the Leigh Sports Village. It’s a major international tournament and it’s taking place right on our doorstep. For a sports-mad borough like this, it doesn’t get any better.”
RLWC2013 general manager Sally Bolton said: “To pass the 100 days to go milestone is truly exciting and we are celebrating in style with the #findourballs competition.
“We’ve engaged our RLWC2013 hosts, clubs in the Super League and Championships, and an impressive panel of celebrity fans, and we’re looking forward to interacting with a wide range of supporters.”
To get clues on Twitter as to where in Wigan the balls have been hidden, follow Sam Tomkins @samtomkins1, Lee Mossop @89Mossop, Wigan Council @WiganCouncil and Wigan fans advisory group member Cameron Foster @fozzi12.