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The organisation is working with commercial partner Brook Hotels to make the George a must-visit venue for all rugby league fans and is encouraging supporters groups to stage fund-raising events of their own at the hotel, which is situated a stone?s throw from the town?s railway station.
Supporters groups can enjoy a two-course meal at the historic venue for as little as ?11.95 per head, whilst fans are also encouraged to enjoy the rugby league memorabilia on display in the hotel?s bars.
The Charter Suite, where the momentous 1895 split meeting is believed to have taken place, is currently being given a makeover and will soon feature a display of international shirts and memorabilia. Supporters will also have the opportunity to add to their own collections at the special merchandise sales which will take place in the hotel lobby.
1895 International chairman Lionel Hurst commented: ?Rugby league supporters are immensely fortunate to be able to pinpoint the exact place where their sport was first born and ? most significantly ? have the chance to walk in and sample the unique atmosphere first hand.
?We are working with our colleagues at Brook Hotels to make a trip to the George a staple of any visit to Huddersfield.?
There will be a memorabilia stall in the hotel lobby prior to this Sunday?s Super League game between Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. 1895 International will be announcing the next event on its growing calendar in the next few weeks.
For further information about pre-match packages available at the George Hotel, please contact [email protected] (01484 441 414).
1895 International was established at Huddersfield?s historic George Hotel on August 29 2003 in order to aid the development of the game of rugby league around the world.
The organisation has already staged a number of successful fundraising events at the George Hotel and, as a result, has been able to provide assistance in a number of countries including Lebanon, Ireland and South Africa.