Residents, rugby fans and sport enthusiasts are invited to come and see the famous Rugby League World Cup Trophy today Tuesday, 9 April, from 4.30pm-6pm, at Beverley Leisure Complex.
The trophy is currently touring the UK in the build up to Rugby League World Cup 2013, which takes place in England and Wales, from 28 October to 30 November.
Displaying the trophy in Beverley provides East Riding residents with a perfect opportunity to share in the excitement of the tournament at the home of Beverley’s own rugby league club, Beverley ARLFC.
Guy Adams, coach of Beverley ARLFC, said: ““We are delighted that the Rugby League World Cup trophy will be coming to Beverley and are excited that it will be on display on our home turf.
“We are confident that, as a keen rugby league town, people will come out in force to view the trophy and this event should kick-start the atmosphere generated by the World Cup later this year.
“Rugby League is thriving in the town, with the open-age team making significant strides in the Hull and District Division One competition and the youth sides displaying fantastic performances week-in week-out. Beverley ARLFC are committed to developing the young players of the future, and are confident that a number of players coming through the ranks with the Braves youth set-up will have the potential to get their hands on the World Cup trophy in years to come.”
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Rugby League World Cup will generate great excitement in East Yorkshire, which is home to lots of fans of the sport as well as a thriving amateur rugby league scene.
“We hope that people will take advantage of this opportunity to see a piece of sporting history, ahead of the three World Cup matches that will be played in Hull later this year. This will also be a chance for the East Riding to showcase all it has to offer to visitors from around the globe who will be travelling to our area.”
Rugby League World Cup excitement will return to East Yorkshire in the autumn when three matches will be played in Hull. Craven Park will host two matches, Papua New Guinea’s Group B fixtures against France on Sunday, 27 October and Samoa on Monday, 4 November, and the KC Stadium will be the setting for England’s bout against Fiji on Saturday, 9 November.