Brit of Alright
20th February 2014
ARGYLE would like to offer a huge congratulations to Bastille, and especially drummer - and Argyle fan - Chris 'Woody' Wood, for winning a prestigious BRIT Award on Wednesday evening.At the glittering awards bash at London's o2 Arena, the Bastille lads beat competition from Tom Odell, London Grammar, Disclosure and Laura Mvula to win Best Breakthrough Act. They were also nominated for three other awards including Best Single. The band also performed a fantastic set at the show, alongside names such as Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and the Arctic Monkeys.
As good as that news is for Woody, his week is about to get even better.
The 28-year-old former Devonport High School student will be making his commentary debut alongside Gordon Sparks when his beloved Argyle visit Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.
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Woody told the BBC website: "Having grown up going to Argyle with my family since I was a young boy, I jumped at the chance to get involved with the team and the broadcasting legend that is Gordon Sparks.
"This will be a dream come true."
Keeping with his family's tradition, Woody started following the Greens at a very young age, and cites the 1996 play-off semi final victory over Colchester United as his highlight of his time as a Pilgrim.
He and his family and friends attended the Northampton Town game earlier this month as our guests, and proved to be lucky mascots as we won the game 2-0 with goals from Reuben Reid and Lewis Alessandra.
During the afternoon Woody visited the Argyle dressing room, where skipper Conor Hourihane presented him with a personalised Argyle jersey.
We also took the opportunity to interrogate Woody on his time as a Pilgrim. You can view the video below to find out if he would rather win a BRIT or see Argyle win promotion...