On Sunday 25th January 2015, Network Marketing MD Jonathan Hirst and son Louis, were guests on The BBC Breakfast show talking about the #silentsundays campaign which aims at protecting rugby referees from 'verbal criticism' from parents and other supporters. The campaign was really about creating debate surrounding pitch side behaviour. The RFU is passionate about protecting the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship and, as a game for all, it's essential that they maintain the high standards of respect that are upheld at every England International match. Louis, as a player for Wetherby RUFC can be seen sporting his Network Marketing sponsored kit on the show as both give their thoughts on #SilentSundays. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7UPZtuqcYs&feature=youtu.be The whole morning was a bit of a whirlwind for the boss who was asked to be at Media City in Salford at 6:45am on the Sunday morning. Radio 5 Live was up first where Louis and Jonathan donned the headphones and had microphones strategically placed after a brief soundcheck! Louis was asked most of the questions and did very well. But this was just the warm up. After a brief chat with Edwina Curry (where they couldn't really get a word in edgeways...) they were whisked off to the studio, miked up and straight in to the action. Without time to think Louis was responding to a range of questions with the boss being very much the 'supporting act'. Although they ended chatting with them for 5 minutes it flew by. Naga and John were very accommodating, friendly and supportive making the whole event apparently great fun.
It was then back to Grange Park and Wetherby RUFC where BBC Look North were waiting to interview Jonathan and some of the parents supporting the #silentsundays campaign. All in all an exciting day and some top level publicity for Network Marketing getting exposure to over 1 million live viewers on Sunday morning! (We just wish Louis could have smoothed his shirt out a bit to show the URL...).