One young Workington Town fan met his heroes at the weekend - after designing the club’s away shirt for 2019.

Jack Rudd, eight, won a competition, held by the club, to design this season’s away kit, beating off competition from over 700 children who entered, from over 35 schools.

And he was guest of honour at Sunday’s League One clash with Newcastle Thunder to receive his prizes from head coach Leon Pryce and Tongan international Fuifui Moimoi.

The away kit has a true Cumbrian flavour to it, as the youngster used the county flag as his inspiration.

“I like the colours of the Cumbria flag and I’m proud to be from Cumbria,” said Jack. “I wanted to see the players run out in Cumbria colours.”

The young Town fan lists Fuifui Moimoi as his favourite player and the Workington packman was on hand to give the youngster his rewards at the weekend.

Jack won a jersey, a season ticket and a signed rugby ball, all presented in front of the large crowd at Derwent Park on Sunday.

Town jumped at the chance to claim their pride in the county and said this particular design jumped out at them.

There is now limited stock of the away jersey in the Town shop after it exceeded all expectations in flying off the shelves. It has been one of the most popular that Workington have ever had.

“The competition was a massive success with a tremendous number of great quality entries,” said director Barry White.“Jack’s design was one of the strongest visually but we also shortlisted it because his design reason ‘that he was proud to be from Cumbria’ resonated with us as a club.”