Leeds Rugby Foundation to celebrate 150 Years of Rugby in style

Leeds Rugby Foundation (LRF) is part-hosting a weekend celebration of events to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of rugby in Leeds as the Rhinos face off against the Wigan Warriors at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday May 2nd before the stadium hosts a unique theatre play the following night.

LRF has firstly joined forces with The Rugby Football League to host a unique package which consists of a ticket to the Student Rugby League Reunion Lunch to celebrate the birth of student rugby league at Leeds University in 1969 as well as the Varsity match for the Cec Thompson Cup, a tour of Headingley Carnegie Stadium and a match ticket to Leeds Rhinos’ First Utility Super League encounter against Wigan Warriors.

The Student Rugby League Reunion Lunch, at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, is an opportunity for former student rugby league players and teams to come together once again. The bar will be open from 11.30am with lunch served around 12.30pm. Former Leeds University student and duel-code international legend Ray French will be the guest speaker.

The package also includes a tour of the historic Headingley Carnegie Stadium followed by a match ticket to the Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors which will commence before the day’s Varsity game between Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University for the Cec Thompson Cup.

This unique package is priced at just £55, but anyone interested is advised to book now as package places are limited.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to attend the Reunion Lunch only, tickets cost just £30.

Following the Rhinos vs Wigan game, LRF have teamed up with Red Ladder Theatre Company who are presenting “Playing the Joker” – A highly acclaimed short play by award winning author Anthony Clavane about Eddie Waring, Rugby League and Yorkshire. The play which takes place on Saturday 3rd May at Headingley Carnegie Stadium is full of songs, dance and gripping drama!

LRF has firstly joined forces with The Rugby Football League to host a unique package which consists of a ticket to the Student RL Reunion Lunch to celebrate the birth of student rugby league at Leeds University in 1969 as well as the Varsity match for the Cec Thompson Cup, a tour of Headingley Carnegie Stadium and a match ticket to Leeds Rhinos’ First Utility Super League encounter against Wigan Warriors.

The Student Rugby League Reunion Lunch, at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, is an opportunity for former student rugby league players and teams to come together once again. The bar will be open from 11.30am with lunch served around 12.30pm. Former Leeds University student and duel-code international legend Ray French will be the guest speaker.

The package also includes a tour of the historic Headingley Carnegie Stadium followed by a match ticket to the Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors which will commence before the day’s Varsity game between Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University for the Cec Thompson Cup.

This unique package is priced at just £55, but anyone interested is advised to book now as package places are limited.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to attend the Reunion Lunch only, tickets cost just £30.

Following the Rhinos vs Wigan game, LRF have teamed up with Red Ladder Theatre Company who are presenting “Playing the Joker” – A highly acclaimed short play by award winning author Anthony Clavane about Eddie Waring, Rugby League and Yorkshire. The play which takes place on Saturday 3rd May at Headingley Carnegie Stadium is full of songs, dance and gripping drama!

‘Playing the Joker’ Itinerary:

6.30pm:- Pre-performance drinks in the Headingley Pavilion Premier Suite
7.15pm:– Playing the Joker Performance begins
8.30pm:- Two course Dinner in the Executive Suite
9.30pm:- Q&A with the actors, Rhinos personalities and other dignitaries who knew Eddie Waring

Tickets are £45 and all proceeds from ‘Playing the Joker’ event will go towards Leeds Rugby Foundation’s Rugby League Development Plan for Leeds and North Yorkshire.

Tickets for all events should be booked through LRF’s Siobhan Walpole on 07739730464 or by emailing [email protected]