Rugby team find the perfect pitch for Henry Orchard and Sons

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By mpad_mark | Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 15:09

A team of feisty female rugby players who complained about a radio advert are now the stars of the firm's new Christmas jingle.

Members of Penryn and Cornwall Ladies Rugby team contacted Henry Orchard and Sons to say the Pirate FM ad was irritating and should be taken off air.

But the owner of the scrap processing business in St Austell, Henry Orchard, passed the ball right back to them by saying if they thought they could do better to come and try.

Nic Twining, vice captain of Cornwall Ladies, said: "The next thing we knew the entire team was squeezed inside a studio at Pirate FM recording a Christmas jingle (bells).

"It was amazing, such good fun, and some of the girls can actually sing really well as they work as music teachers. We asked Henry if he wanted to be part of the singing scrum, but he said we should tackle it on our own."

Henry said girls definitely kicked the old advert into touch: "It is currently in the sin bin thanks to the efforts of Nic and the rest of the team.

"They've done a great job with advert and depending on the response we get they may get a permanent role as our jungle singers!"

Cornwall Ladies Rugby team primarily consists of players from Penryn Ladies Rugby Club. In between training sessions the girls try to increase awareness of the county team and also raise money for charity.

Nic added: "We're really grateful to Henry and Pirate FM. We did wonder what we'd let ourselves in for, but it was a brilliant experience and we would love to do it again if we could."

The Henry Orchard and Sons advert will go out on Pirate FM until Christmas.

PR Cornwall

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