Toronto have announced an addition to their pack, after unveiling their new mascot.
The Wolfpack teased fans last night with a video featuring star players Ashton Sims, Ryan Brierley, Liam Kay and Matty Russell.
Kay said “he is going to be massive for us, literally!”, Vice-Captain Ashton Sims commented “this is probably our biggest signing so far” and Russell added the new addition would “definitely be a fan favourite, he will be bouncing round the field.”
Despite mixed speculation on who the new signing would be, the Wolfpack finally confirmed it this afternoon.
🚨 NEW SIGNING ALERT 🚨
Toronto Wolfpack are ecstatic to announce a new mascot! He will be at Lamport Stadium and community events all summer long, eager to meet our fans! 🐺🇨🇦
Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Pack!
— Toronto Wolfpack (@TOwolfpack) June 5, 2018
The new mascot will be present at all Wolfpack home games, and Toronto Head of Marketing & Communications, Jon Pallet said everyone is looking forward to welcoming him into the family: “We have been working on this project during our offseason. We wanted to deliver something that would excite fans while encouraging them get into the ‘Wolfpack spirit’ ahead of this Saturday’s Home Opener at Lamport Stadium.
“We believe the world is a better place with more rugby balls in kids’ hands and our new mascot will help us to engage with young fans across Toronto.
“This is complemented by our discounted ticketing strategy for families, community engagement plan and an overall focus on our widely acclaimed game day experience.”
The mascot is yet to be given a name, with the club giving fans the opportunity to suggest their ideas via social media throughout this week, before announcing the winning choice on Friday.