I was delighted to be asked to be the matchday announcer for London Broncos home games this season.
It was great to be able to announce a win too (although it was something of a nervous last 15 minutes...!).
It was fascinating being around the dug-outs during the match too. Being a journalist - and usually sitting in the press box - it's not a place where I've been able to venture during games. I certainly felt very privileged.
Little did I know about how busy the job of a matchday announcer was too! Keeping track of the substitutions for each side, as well as correctly announcing the score. I was informed after the game that I got (mostly) everything correct...!
The game brought the start of a new era for the club, and I had a good few chats, conversations - gossips - with a variety of people - all of which I'll report back in my latest #RLDS podcast. Playing-wise, you'll be able to hear from coachJoey Grima and captain, and Sunday's man of the match, Nick Slyney after the game.
My favourite line of the day, as Broncos ran out onto the field in their black kit, a nod to their days as Fulham; "Ladies and gentlemen - they're back in black - please welcome the London Broncos...!" followed by this...