Your chance to be part of history and support international womens sport

As the national celebrates the incredible scenes at Wembley following the England Lionesses win in the European Championship Final, focus now turns to the next major international Womens sporting event in this country with Headingley set to play a record breaking part in continuing the momentum in Womens sport in England.

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 is about being bold, brave and ambitious, shining a spotlight on the sport like never before.

Staging the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions simultaneously for the very first time has been a key part of that ambition offering an unparalleled platform to grow the sport and particularly the women’s and wheelchair competitions both in this country and across the globe.

The excitement for England’s women’s participation in the tournament is already evident amongst fans of the sport. Driven by the success of England women’s teams in cricket, rugby union and football the appetite for women’s sport in this country, both from a fan and media perspective, has arguably never been higher.

In 2022 it will be the turn of the Rugby League side to seize their moment in the spotlight and make history.

With a home World Cup and a team full of talent at their disposal England women’s rugby league squad have a fantastic opportunity to follow in the footsteps of their counterparts from other sports and reach the final at Old Trafford where they would play in front of over 70,000 passionate rugby league fans.

The match against tournament debutantes Brazil at Headingley has clearly captured the public’s imagination with a record-breaking crowd for a women’s rugby league fixture in the UK already set on pre-sales but we want to be bolder and more ambitious with the aim of selling out Headingley Stadium for this showcase event. The match will be followed by Papua New Guinea v Canada in what will be a fantastic double header to kick off the women’s tournament.  

The opening game also represents a fantastic opportunity to introduce children, and girls in particular, to the wonderful sport of rugby league with some fantastic role models on show. Concession tickets start from an incredible £2.21 so it is an occasion to get all the family along to.

This is likely to include players from across the Womens Super League including our very own stars like Caitlin Beevers, Keara Bennett, Courtney Winfield-Hill, Georgia Roche and Zoe Hornby, who all recently featured for England in the mid-season international.

With tickets still available there is a great opportunity for sports fans to be part of history on Tuesday 1 November, sell out Headingley and create an atmosphere befitting of some of the best players in the world as England begin the journey which they hope will finish at Old Trafford on 19 November.

Secure your place in the record-breaking crowd today, buy tickets at