Hearty homecoming

Ryan Mania celebrates his Grand National win at Netherdale with the victorious Gala 7s winners
Ryan Mania celebrates his Grand National win at Netherdale with the victorious Gala 7s winners

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania was said to have been choked by the welcome he received at Netherdale on his return from Aintree on Saturday.

The 23-year-old took to the pitch with the town’s winning sevens squad, where they were treated to a rousing rendition of Braw BrawLads by the large crowd who had stayed late to celebrate the town’s successful sportsmen.