What a great day down at Exeter Quay helping to promote the launch of the chiefs new kit! It was great to see the guys getting involved with the local companies including Kayak Hub Exeter who use our boards! There’s a great live video of the guys kicking out balls from the quay to the Hatha Nino+ raft!
This is By Mark Stevens
Hundreds of Exeter Chiefs supporters packed the city’s quayside for the launch of the club’s new away and cup kits for the 2018/19 season.
Building on the success of 12 months ago when the Devon club used Exeter Cathedral as it’s backdrop to launch it’s new playing strips, this time round they headed for the highly popular Piazza Terracina.
With the heavy rain eventually subsiding just prior to the 2pm launch, Chiefs stars Ollie Devoto, Phil Dollman, Matt Kvesic, Jack Maunder, Ben Moon and Henry Slade provided a spectacular introduction for the new kits by paddle-boarding along the River Exe towards the waiting crowd.
At the same time, other members of Rob Baxter’s first-team squad converged around the nearby pontoon to welcome their team-mates to dry land, before all engaged in a two-hour meet and greet with fans.
Supporters not only got the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite stars, but they were able to engage with many of the club’s kit sponsors, take a look around the club’s official team coach, while the young children were able to test their rugby skills on the Community Chiefs passing wall.
The two mobile Trading Post stores did a roaring trade throughout the course of the afternoon as supporters wasted little time in getting their hands on the new jerseys, which have again be produced by Samurai Sportswear.
Entertainment throughout the course of the day was provided by the excellent Taiko Drummers, whilst a kicking competition amongst Chiefs stars Gareth Steenson, Joe Simmonds, Harvey Skinner and Sam Morley proved hugely popular, as did the Chain Ferry rides provided by club captain Jack Yeandle, Toby Salmon, James Short and Santiago Cordero.