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 have announced that youngster Alex Foster, 21, Mason Tonks, Jordan Baldwinson and Thomas Minns, all 20, will join Featherstone Rovers next season on a one year contract having agreed new deals with the Rhinos for 2016.
With 2015 memberships on the rise, the Rhinos have seen a massive amount of interest from supporters looking to take up our new family membership packages which are available for adults and seniors when bought with junior or Under 21 season tickets, with our 0% interest option meaning offers start from just £43.50 per month covering all four memberships if booked before the deadline this Saturday.
The culmination of a year-long celebration of the150th anniversary of the birth of rugby in the city of Leeds, organised under the auspices of the Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee, will see a unique event held at Leeds Minster on Saturday 29th November at 11.30am, which is open to all.