Parliamentarian to present Student World Cup trophy
4 July 2013 09:07am
By Julia Lee
Greg Mulholland MP is a big supporter of all things Rugby League
The RFL are pleased to announce that Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland will be guest of honour at the Student Rugby League World Cup final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday July 14.
Mulholland, the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group, will present the trophy to the winning captain after the final.
A member of York University's Rugby League team during his time as a politics undergraduate there, Mulholland has a long-standing relationship with the sport and is looking forward to watching the 2013 Student World Cup unfold.
"I'm delighted to be invited by the RFL and the Festival of World Cups organisers to present the trophy to the winning captain in the Student World Cup," said Mullholland.
"Rugby League is a sport I have long followed and admired for its strong connection within the local community and the discipline and dedication shown by players, coaches and fans alike. It is an honour to have this responsibilty given to me.
"Student Rugby League has continued to grow throughout the past few years and I look forward to watching what I am sure will be some top class Rugby League action throughout the competition."
Festival of World Cups Director Julia Lee said: "We're delighted to have Greg Mulholland attending the Student World Cup final for what promises to be a fantastic day of Rugby League action at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
"Greg has been a long-term supporter of Rugby League and we have built a very strong relationship with him over recent years. He regularly pushes the sport's achievements within the houses of parliament and his attendance at the Finals Day adds yet another element to what already promises to be a great occasion."
Tickets for the Festival of World Cup Finals Day at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday July 14, when the Women's, Students and Police World Cup Finals will be staged, cost from just £6 adult and £2 concessions and can be purchased by calling 0844 856 1113 or visiting https://www.eticketing.co.uk/rle/default.aspx
Following the success of both Run with the Rhinos and Children's Day, Leeds Rugby Foundation now look ahead to the next key event of the year which is the annual Dick Gibson Ambassador Festival of Rugby on Sunday 31st August, from 10am until 4pm at Leeds Rugby Academy, Kirkstall.
Earlier this month the latest Leeds Rugby Fans Forum was held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, where members were able to hear from guest speakers Davide Longo from the Leeds Rugby Foundation and Julia Lee from the RFL.