It’s Captain Sam! Ammanford mum and son and Merthyr rugby fan score in ‘Mystery Guest’ competition
One young Ammanford rugby fanatic scored big in school today when he was announced winner of the ‘Peter’s Mystery Guest’ competition.
Seven-year-old Sion-Alun Guy, a pupil at Ysgol y Bedol, and his mum Natalie Thomas, were named as two of the lucky winners after correctly guessing Peter’s Mystery Guest as Welsh captain Sam Warburton.
In the style of the much-loved BBC quiz show ‘A Question of Sport’, Wales’ favourite pie maker invited rugby lovers to guess their Mystery Guest for the chance to win tickets for Wales vs. Australia on November 30th.
The ‘Peter’s Mystery Guest’ video showed viewers fleeting glimpses of a famous Welsh rugby star, but rather than doing something extra-curricular such as cooking or shopping, the sportsman was head to head in training… with a giant pie!
Peter’s Marketing Director Clare Morgan and company mascot Pete the Pie surprised Sion with his prize in school today.
27-year-old mum Natalie said: “Sam Warburton is Sion-Alun’s idol, so when I watched the Peter’s competition video there was no mistaking him as Sion’s favourite player.
“I entered for Sion but I never thought we’d actually win. This has made his Christmas. He was thrilled to be surprised in school in front of his classmates.
“My partner’s pretty happy as well because he’ll be taking Sion to the big game!”
The Mystery Guest was revealed in a video called ‘The Big Reveal’ on Friday November 22nd, all before Wales beat Tonga 17-7 at the Millennium Stadium.
Peter’s Marketing Director Clare Morgan said: “We were delighted to surprise Sion-Alun at school this morning with the tickets.
“We had loads of entries with lots of people guessing Sam, but we’re glad Natalie entered the competition for Sion, because seeing his face when he was told he’d be going to the big game to see his idol was priceless.
“We hope Sion has a fantastic time at the match this weekend… and that Wales win!”
Peter’s has been a proud partner of the Welsh Rugby Union for over a decade.
Our second winner was 72-year old David Brill from Heolgerrig, Merthyr.
David said: “My wife has never seen an international game.
“When I watched the Peter’s video I was confident it was our captain, so I thought why not give it a go.”
David added: “I couldn’t believe it when I got the call on Friday to say I’d won.
“I can still remember Mr Thomas from his days selling bread to the people of Merthyr, and now all these years later I’m going to the rugby courtesy of his pie factory!
“My wife was thrilled when I told her we’d be watching Wales take on Australia live at the stadium.”
David was presented with his tickets by Marketing Manager Claire Conway and company mascot Pete the Pie in Merthyr town centre on Tuesday afternoon.
Marketing Manager Claire Conway said: “We were delighted to meet David this afternoon and give him a treat courtesy of Peter’s, right where it all began.
WRU Group Head of Sponsorship Simon Rowe said: “Peter’s are full of passion for Welsh rugby, and this is demonstrated year after year in the fun, engaging ways they get fans involved with the sport.”
The Peter’s Mystery Guest competition is the latest activity by Peter’s in support of Welsh rugby. In 2012, the company made an image of former Wales centre Jamie Roberts out of pies and sausage rolls as part of their ‘Tastiest Welsh Rugby Player’ public survey.