Final Reminder for Sunday's free Childrens Day at Headingley Carnegie
26 July 2014 13:00pm
By Jamie Allen, Leeds Rugby Foundation
A final reminder to all fans to come and join the full Leeds Rhinos squad, Ronnie the Rhino, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Leeds United Foundation and the host of other local companies who will make tomorrow's Children's Day a day to remember!
Children's Day is an annual event held across the cricket and rugby grounds at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Its origins date as far back as 1922 when tens of thousands of people would flock to Soldiers' Field at Roundhay Park to enjoy the day. In 1946, just after the Second World War, it was reported that 96,000 people attended.
In 2013 the day, which saw over 5,000 people flock through the gates, was delivered by the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Rugby Foundation with support from the Garry Chappelow Memorial Fund, Leeds City Council, Leeds United Foundation and West Yorkshire Police who also use the event to deliver their open day.
And this year the day, supported by Mears and Irwin Mitchell, is set to be even better with the following list of events and stalls on show:
Leeds Hornets - Handball club
Tropical world - Tropical animals
Leeds Library Services
Leeds Hockey club
Manic Science - Pop up experiments
Leeds Carnegie Basketball
The Works Skatepark
Speed Gun Challenge
Spider-Y Wheelchair Rugby League
Thackeray Medical Museum
Carnegie Rackets - Squash & Tennis
Penalty Kick speed competition
British Gas - Generation Green project
Smoothie Bikes - Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Lightwater Valley Theme Park
Gym Magic - Gymnastics Display
Wez the Owl
HMP Not 4 Me - Mobile prison cell
Rugby Union skills
Rugby League skills zone
Football coaching with Leeds United FC
Afternoon sports day activities
Junior Frood - Break dancer
West Yorkshire Police Open Day - Visit a crime scene; make your own Wanted poster + much more
Leeds City Council Bike Safety Roller Bikes
Premier Martial Arts
York Dungeons - Medieval show
Exclusive to Children's Day 2014 will be the rugby multi-skills zone (pictured) which will offer children an insight into some core rugby league skills. A big thanks to partners Pims ltd for purchasing this on behalf of LRF.
As well as all that there will be live music throughout the day from local musicians as well as the chance to experience a 'Crime Scene' with West Yorkshire Police - you don't want to miss it!
Meet the full Leeds Rhinos squad as well as mascot's Ronnie the Rhino, Terry the Terrier, Vinny the Viking and Lucas the Kop Cat and watch them battle it out against other local mascots in the fantastic annual Mascot Race!
Doors open at 10.30am and will close at 4pm. Admission is absolutely FREE!
Leeds Rhinos will take on Huddersfield Giants in the massive Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round clash on Saturday 16th May, kick off 2.30pm, with junior members getting in for FREE and non-member juniors just £5.
Leeds Rhinos forward Brad Singleton says he and his team mates will immediately look to get back to their best form when they travel to Huddersfield next Thursday after the set back of the loss to Warrington.
Despite the disappointment of defeat in his 500th game, Kevin Sinfield said it was an honour to share the field with fellow 500 club member John Atkinson at the end of the game as the only men alive to have achieved the feat for Leeds.