WITH so much going on in the sporting world right now it would be easy to forget that we’re less than 100 days away from the start of the Rugby League World Cup with part of the historic event played out on Teesside.
Mindful of that and always keen to expand on what we can offer schoolchildren keen on sport, together with Newcastle Thunder, we held a rugby session a school in Middlesbrough that has a special link to what will be the 22nd of a 61-game, 5-week tournament.
The Riverside Stadium will host Cook Islands against Tonga on Sunday October 30, so we thought it appropriate to take the sport to Captain Cook’s Primary School.
The session proved a big hit among participants and teachers alike.
There’s more to come in the lead-up to the tournament which begins at Newcastle United’s St. James’ Park, the home of Rugby League’s Magic Weekend last weekend, on Saturday October 15.
We are supporting a rugby coaching camp at Yarm Wolves on September 1st and will be holding a school rugby festival, in partnership with Newcastle Thunder, on September 30th at our Herlingshaw Centre.