Tuesday 18 May 2010


A police officer from Wakefield is celebrating having won a trip of a lifetime down under.

Pete Judd and his partner Toni Braithwaite will travel to Australia to watch England take on the Wallabies having scooped the top prize in Goodyear’s spring rugby promotion.

As a lifelong rugby fan and seasoned player, Peter nearly missed out on his sporting dream thanks to the volcanic ash cloud delaying his return from America. “I couldn’t quite believe the news that we had won,” said a jubilant Pete. “Even though we were amongst the unfortunate holidaymakers to have been caught up in the travel chaos, we were lucky enough to accept the prize just in time. I nearly fainted with shock when I opened the letter and realised the cut off date had been that day.”

Michelle Fisher, Goodyear’s brand manager, said: “We are delighted to award this prize to Pete having purchased a set of Goodyear tyres from his local tyre retailer HiQ Wakefield. Our tyres provide motorists with superb handling and performance; the same qualities that we hope the England rugby team will display during the RFU Summer Tour.”

Goodyear’s rugby promotion was held across the firm’s national network of tyre dealers to celebrate its support of the IRB Rugby Ready programme. A programme which helps train aspiring rugby coaches to ensure the highest standards of safety are maintained. The promotion coincided with the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship and rewarded customers with free rugby balls and shirts for Goodyear tyres fitted to their vehicle.

For more information visit www.goodyear.co.uk


Photo caption: from left to right, Gary Dixon (HiQ retail area manager), Pete Judd, Toni Braithwaite and Michelle Fisher (Goodyear brand manager).

News release issued on behalf of Goodyear by Connect PR

For further information call Lee Southen on 01902 714 957 or email lee@connect-group.com

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